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"Seqirus Media Monitoring " 10th Aug 2017

News Highlights
Madison's FluGen plans new human trials of universal flu vaccine FluGen will start another round of human trials on its universal flu vaccine RedeeFlu next year
Amneal’s generic Tamiflu now available in USA Generics manufacturer Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched infuenza drug oseltamivir phosphate capsules, USP in three strengths: 30mg, 45mg and 75mg, in the USA
Novavax Announces 2Q:17 Financial Results; Shares Pop Novavax announced its financial results, and reported that its nanoparticle flu vaccine demonstrates superior immunogenicity and protection compared to Fluzone High Dose in preclinical challenge studies
H5N1 under control in Dawei The severe H5N1 virus that killed thousands of chickens in farms in Dawei, Myanmar, has been controlled to a certain degree, according to the Region Livestock and Veterinary Department
Situation ‘under control’ as city flu season starts Shanghai has entered the annual flu season, but the situation is “stable and under control”; the H3N2 virus has become the predominant strain in the city
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Madison's FluGen plans new human trials of universal flu vaccine
FluGen will start another round of human trials on its universal flu vaccine RedeeFlu next year
Amneal’s generic Tamiflu now available in USA
Generics manufacturer Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched infuenza drug oseltamivir phosphate capsules, USP in three strengths: 30mg, 45mg and 75mg, in the USA
Natco Pharma extends losses, down 11% after Q1 earnings, Bhujanga Rao resigns
Natco Pharma plunged more than 11 percent despite strong set of earnings in Q1FY18. The sharp fall was led by end of large Tamiflu generic contribution to US business and resignation from director & president of R&D and tech division
Novavax Announces 2Q:17 Financial Results; Shares Pop
Novavax announced its financial results, and reported that its nanoparticle flu vaccine demonstrates superior immunogenicity and protection compared to Fluzone High Dose in preclinical challenge studies
Ladenburg Thalmann Upgrades Novavax to Buy
Analyst Kevin DeGeeter expects an update from Novavax on Phase III maternal RSV program in the second half of 2018, as he believes NanoFlu has shown potential to be the potent vaccine for prevention of seasonal influenza, and could command a premium price for dosing in elderly or other immune compromised populations
Concomitant Administration of HZ, Flu Vaccines Acceptable
Officials with the FDA have approved a biologics license application for Merck's live attenuated varicella zoster vaccine (Zostavax) to include safety and immunogenicity data to support concomitant administration of this vaccine and inactivated influenza vaccines
Academic studies
DR Congo Scientists Control Avian Influenza Outbreak Using Nuclear Techniques
Scientists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have identified a new outbreak of avian influenza using highly specific and sensitive nuclear-derived techniques
Pediatric influenza news
Kids easy target, look out for swine flu warning signs
Of the 23 new cases of swine flu reported on Tuesday in Lucknow, India, seven were of children, including an infant. Health experts pointed out that identifying swine flu in smaller children is difficult because they are not able to explain some symptoms
Tlaxcala event outlines the electronic vaccination card plan for Mexicans
Health Secretary of Mexico is ex[plaining the Electronic Vaccination Card scheme which will be used to store a reliable portable health record for patients
Child flu cases up 50%, GP’s cop blame
The number of child flu cases in Australia has skyrocketed by almost 50 percent this season. More than two-thirds of Australian parents haven't immunised their children against the illness, and many families say incorrect information given by their GPs is to blame
Over 65’s influenza news
Elderly people should get vaccinated for flu, pneumonia: AIIMS
Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) suggested that people above the age of 60 years should get themselves vaccinated against flu and pneumonia
General Influenza News
WHO in Myanmar Says Swine Flu Outbreak Not an 'Unusual Event'
The World Health Organization in Myanmar says a recent outbreak of H1N1 in the country is not unusual for the time of the year, and while there may be more cases in the future the available data suggests it is not a cause for panic
Capital sees 166 new cases of swine flu
As many as 166 fresh cases of swine flu have been reported from Delhi taking the total number of confirmed cases of the virus to 517
17 dead from H1N1 virus: Health Ministry
The number of deaths after contracting the H1N1 “swine flu” virus climbed to 17 as efforts to contain its spread and treat those infected continue
H5N1 under control in Dawei
The severe H5N1 virus that killed thousands of chickens in farms in Dawei, Myanmar, has been controlled to a certain degree, according to the Region Livestock and Veterinary Department
Situation ‘under control’ as city flu season starts
Shanghai has entered the annual flu season, but the situation is “stable and under control”; the H3N2 virus has become the predominant strain in the city
Swine flu cases on rise, but Delhi residents don't need to panic, say experts
Even though the number of swine flu cases has increased substantially in Delhi, there is no need to panic, say experts, for a majority of the patients who do not have any other underlying health problems get cured by medicines received from outpatient departments
Religious Bias Suit Over Vaccination Policy Set to Go to Trial
A North Carolina hospital is set to face trial after allegedly terminating several employees who cited religious reasons for not complying with a flu vaccination policy
PMC takes preventative steps to curb swine flu
In India, the Pune Municipal Corporation aims to curb the number of swine flu cases, and has started administering Oseltamivir to all those with suspicious symptoms immediately
166 new cases of Swine Flu in Delhi: 6 tips to prevent the H1N1 infection
Advice to Delhi residents to avoid swine flu includes the fact that the seasonal flu vaccine doesn’t protect against swine flu, for which there is a separate vaccine. It is best to get both the vaccines
Burden of disease
62 patients infected with H1N1 still undergo medical treatment
In Myanmar, a total of 62 patients infected with H1N1 are still undergoing medical treatment in hospitals across the country, with most patients getting better
Seasonal flu activity off peak as cases continue to drop: CHP
In Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Protection reported that the local seasonal influenza activity and flu-related admissions to public hospitals continued to decrease over the past few weeks
Seasonal flu hits Hong Kong and Guangdong
The outbreak of seasonal influenza has raised concerns in Hong Kong: official figures show the latest flu outbreak has already caused more than 320 deaths
Super flu strain leaves NZ hospitals with massive leap in admissions
A particularly nasty strain of the flu has New Zealand hospitals feeling the strain, with double the number of patient admissions as this time last year
Flu cases up in Mesa County, according to new report
A report by Mesa County Public Health shows more than 160 people were sent to hospital with the flu during the most recent season. That's up from more than 35 cases in the previous year
Pune H1N1 death toll rises to 83
Since January this year, over 250 persons in the State of Maharashtra have succumbed to the H1N1 virus, with Pune recording more than a third of the fatalities
New patients with flu-like symptoms fall 17.4%: CDC data
In Taiwan, the number of new patients seeking medical treatment for influenza-like symptoms dropped 17.4 percent last week, indicating the flu season is coming to an end, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control said
H1N1 virus kills 10, infects 381: Pokharel
In Nepal, Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel informed that 10 persons have succumbed to A(H1N1)pdm 09 and 381 have been infected so far but that the virus has not yet taken an epidemic turn