|

"Seqirus Media Monitoring" 16th Aug 2017

News Highlights
The Hidden Gem in Novavax's Pipeline You'll Want to Watch Novavax’s experimental NanoFlu influenza vaccine might be a hidden gem, as at least in pre-clinical studies, it appeared to be significantly more effective than the top flu vaccines currently on the market
Two swans found with bird flu H5N8 in Switzerland Two new cases of bird flu H5N8 have been reported in western Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said on Tuesday
GlaxoSmithKline opens new $56.6M vaccines plant in Scotland GlaxoSmithKline opened its new $56.6 million vaccines plant in Montrose, Scotland, that will manufacture sterile aluminum salts and includes a microbiology lab
Flu Queensland: State Government enacts hospital management plan The Queensland Government is poised to enact a hospital management plan, after a huge spike in southeast Queensland influenza cases; Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital emergency specialist Dr Rosengren said the problem was not that the vaccine wasn’t working, it was the people who didn’t get the jab
All Adults Need Vaccines. Here’s How We Can Help Less than half of all US adults receive an annual flu shot, resulting in 5 to 20 percent getting the flu each year, between 12,000 and 56,000 excess deaths annually in recent years, and more than $10 billion in direct medical expenses and more than $87 billion total costs each year
Seqirus

No News Recorded

Pandemic Influenza News
Bird flu in SA: 16 outbreaks since June
Sixteen outbreaks of avian flu have occurred in South Africa since June‚ in Mpumalanga and Gauteng; the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)‚ type H5N8‚ in two ostrich farms
Two swans found with bird flu H5N8 in Switzerland
Two new cases of bird flu H5N8 have been reported in western Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said on Tuesday
2 poultry workers being monitored
Two poultry workers in Pampanga in the Philippines are being monitored for showing symptoms of avian flu, a health official said; the DOH expects the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to release imminently the results of the laboratory tests on the swab and blood samples collected from the workers
SoCot to reactivate avian influenza task force
The provincial government of South Cotabato in the Philippines is working on the reactivation of its special task force against avian influenza to coordinate efforts in preventing the entry of the disease in any part of the province
Agriculture department exec dispels avian flu ‘scare’
Philippines Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on Tuesday informed the public that the avian influenza in the province is “not harmful to humans”
Industry News
Tamiflu: ECDC report evaluates neuraminidase inhibitor further positive
Tamiflu: European Centers for Disease Control report evaluates the effectiveness of neuraminidase inhibitors and indicates evidence of a positive impact of treatment of influenza, even if drugs with higher effectiveness would be more desirable
Hemispherx Biopharma Announces Corporate Progress and Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
Hemispherx Biopharma believes that the intranasal human safety study of Ampligen plus FluMist known as AMP-600 indicates that intranasal Ampligen is generally well-tolerated
The Hidden Gem in Novavax's Pipeline You'll Want to Watch
Novavax’s experimental NanoFlu influenza vaccine might be a hidden gem, as at least in pre-clinical studies, it appeared to be significantly more effective than the top flu vaccines currently on the market
Flu shots available early this year
Local Massachusetts doctor talks about the early availability of flu shots for the coming season, and about the fact that FluMist won’t be available as it has been found not to be efficacious enough
GlaxoSmithKline opens new $56.6M vaccines plant in Scotland
GlaxoSmithKline opened its new $56.6 million vaccines plant in Montrose, Scotland, that will manufacture sterile aluminum salts and includes a microbiology lab
Academic studies
Study: Patients more likely to get the influenza shot when it's available at community pharmacy
The results of a new study indicate that making influenza immunizations available through community pharmacy boosts the likelihood that a patient will get vaccinated
Scientists Have Pinpointed A Method To Make The Flu Vaccine More Effective
Researchers at Duke University have found a way to prevent flu strains from mutating, which allows them to make a perfect match for the virus
Unsure what immunizations your child needs for school?
A recap of the various immunisations children in the U.S. are required to have, and a reminder that the flu shot is recommended
Over 65’s influenza news
Vaccines Bolster Immune Systems That Weaken with Age
The American Lung Association reminds adults that there are vaccine recommendations from the CDC for potentially serious lung diseases: even healthy older adults are at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza, because the body's immune system naturally weakens with age
General Influenza News
Wealth of Resources Available to Help Boost Vaccination Rates
Earlier this year, reports came out that the new administration would form a "vaccine safety" panel that would be led by a noted vaccine skeptic. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., stated unequivocally, "Vaccines are safe, effective and they save lives"
Puritanism imperils vaccination program
Anti-vaccine movements gaining ground on the back of rising religious conservatism and the thriving internet are threatening to foil Indonesia’s painstaking effort to achieve its goal of 100 percent immunization
Protect the health of your loved ones through vaccination
The CDC reminds adults that immunizations are not just for children; all adults need a seasonal flu vaccine every year, which is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women and older adults
Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health
Opinion piece arguing in favour of all U.S. states requiring that children be vaccinated before attending school, and for doctors and hospitals to institute measures that protect people in their practices, rather than refusing to treat anyone
Vaccination refusal gets family kicked out of paediatric office
Some parents feel that they are being "bullied" to vaccinate their kids in order to get them seen at some paediatric offices
Retail Clinic Access Bumps Patients Receiving Flu Shots Rate
Allowing pharmacists to give immunizations in the retail clinic offers a more convenient option for healthcare consumers, helping to increase the rate of patients receiving flu shots, according to research from the National Association of Drug Chain Stores
More than 46,000 vaccines applied in Zulia in the National Vaccination Plan
In Zulia state, Venezuela, more than 46,000 vaccines have been given since August 6th under the National Vaccination Plan, and there are enough doses available for the whole population
Nurses hoping to encourage staff to have flu vaccination with new 'bee' game
Nurse innovators at James Paget Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK are hoping to create a “buzz” about flu vaccination this winter with a new online game featuring a flu-fighting bee
All Adults Need Vaccines. Here’s How We Can Help
Less than half of all US adults receive an annual flu shot, resulting in 5 to 20 percent getting the flu each year, between 12,000 and 56,000 excess deaths annually in recent years, and more than $10 billion in direct medical expenses and more than $87 billion total costs each year
Burden of disease
When flu turns fatal
Flu complications include heart failure and pneumonia, which may affect the fit and healthy, and people are advised to get vaccinated as Hong Kong suffers from the flu all year round
South East Regional Hospital reports a spike in flu cases
In Australia, the South East Regional Hospital has reported a spike in the number of locals coming through their doors with flu like symptoms, and people are being reminded to get vaccinated
Australia in grip of worst flu season yet, with experts saying vaccinate now
Australia is experiencing its worst ever flu season, with the total number of cases so far exceeding 70,000; experts are calling on everyone who hasn't already had a flu shot to get it done to help prevent further cases
Diagnosis delay spurs H1N1 surge
As the deadly H1N1 virus killed 11 more people on Monday, the swine flu toll reached 201 in the state of Gujarat, India
Child contracts influenza virus after coming into contact with pig at State Fair
A child contracted an influenza virus after coming into contact with a pig at the North Dakota State Fair, the first such case in the state, according to the Health Department