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"Seqirus Media Monitoring" 12th Sep 2017

News Highlights
Canadian Parents Willing to Vaccinate Their Infants with Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine, Study Finds Canadian parents who are educated about immunizing their infants against influenza with an adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine see it as a wise, effective, and safe choice. But public-funding status can greatly influence their opinions and intentions to actually immunize children with the vaccine
BRIEF-CSL's unit says new phase III study shows significantly greater efficacy in children 6-24 months who receive AQIV New phase III study shows significantly greater efficacy in children 6-24 months who receive adjuvanted influenza vaccine (AQIV)
New Phase III Study Shows Significantly Greater Efficacy in Children 6-24 Months Who Receive Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine (aQIV) Annual flu-related paediatric hospitalizations in Canada have ranged from about 700 to 1,500 during the last five flu seasons, with nearly 50 paediatric deaths across that time span. One potential solution to reducing these hospitalizations and deaths is with a more effective vaccine for children
New Phase III Study Shows Significantly Greater Efficacy in Children 6-24 Months Who Receive Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine (aQIV) Annual flu-related hospitalizations among U.S. children under 5 have ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 since 2010, with annual reported deaths from 37 to 171 during regular influenza seasons in the same time span. One potential solution to reducing these hospitalizations and deaths is with a more effective vaccine for children
At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak At least 40 cases of bird flu have been confirmed since an outbreak in June. Hundreds of thousands of birds have perished or been culled across South Africa since the H5N8 strain was detected
South Africa rattled by AI outbreak in the Western Cape Poultry farmers in the Western Cape in South Africa have been rattled by the rise in number of high pathogen avian influenza cases since the first case was recorded on 9 August
Tobacco plant may 'save lives' in new flu vaccine trial, Austin researchers say TEKTON Research in Austin is testing a vaccine that could be made faster than the current vaccine, using tobacco plants; this trial vaccine would make proteins in a tobacco plant and tell your immune system that something is wrong, and it needs to fight back
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Canadian Parents Willing to Vaccinate Their Infants with Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine, Study Finds
Canadian parents who are educated about immunizing their infants against influenza with an adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine see it as a wise, effective, and safe choice. But public-funding status can greatly influence their opinions and intentions to actually immunize children with the vaccine
New Phase III Study Shows Significantly Greater Efficacy in Children 6-24 Months Who Receive Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine (aQIV)
Annual flu-related hospitalizations among U.S. children under 5 have ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 since 2010, with annual reported deaths from 37 to 171 during regular influenza seasons in the same time span. One potential solution to reducing these hospitalizations and deaths is with a more effective vaccine for children
BRIEF-CSL's unit says new phase III study shows significantly greater efficacy in children 6-24 months who receive AQIV
New phase III study shows significantly greater efficacy in children 6-24 months who receive adjuvanted influenza vaccine (AQIV)
New Phase III Study Shows Significantly Greater Efficacy in Children 6-24 Months Who Receive Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine (aQIV)
Annual flu-related paediatric hospitalizations in Canada have ranged from about 700 to 1,500 during the last five flu seasons, with nearly 50 paediatric deaths across that time span. One potential solution to reducing these hospitalizations and deaths is with a more effective vaccine for children
Pandemic Influenza News
Bird viruses which jump to mammals
Chinese researchers may have found an explanation of why bird flu viruses, specifically the H7N9 virus, have been infectious for a few years, including to humans
At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak
At least 40 cases of bird flu have been confirmed since an outbreak in June. Hundreds of thousands of birds have perished or been culled across South Africa since the H5N8 strain was detected
South Africa rattled by AI outbreak in the Western Cape
Poultry farmers in the Western Cape in South Africa have been rattled by the rise in number of high pathogen avian influenza cases since the first case was recorded on 9 August
Bird flu breaks in South Africa
There has been a continuous outbreak of bird flu in South Africa as more cases were recorded in six of the nine provinces, authorities confirmed on Sunday
Industry News
Safety and Immunogenicity of High-Dose Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine in Participants ≥65 Years in the US
This randomized, modified double-blind, active-controlled, multi-center trial will assess the safety and immunogenicity of the high-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV-HD) compared to either the licensed or investigational high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV-HD) in adults.
Academic studies
Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concern
The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals and humans, say the authors of a new study
Tobacco plant may 'save lives' in new flu vaccine trial, Austin researchers say
TEKTON Research in Austin is testing a vaccine that could be made faster than the current vaccine, using tobacco plants; this trial vaccine would make proteins in a tobacco plant and tell your immune system that something is wrong, and it needs to fight back
Pediatric influenza news
Include a flu vaccination on your child’s back to school list
Children going back to school should receive a flu vaccine (anyone from the age of 6 months can be vaccinated against the flu) in order to avoid catching a serious and sometimes lethal virus
Baby Your Baby: Get Your Flu Vaccine!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published its 2017-2018 Flu vaccine recommendations for kids. Katrina Jensen, RN with Intermountain Moms answers some common questions
School flu vaccines for four-year-olds will 'considerably' decrease GP workload
Removing four-year-olds from this year's GP influenza vaccination programme and administering vaccines in schools will boost uptake and reduce practice workload dealing with influenza-like illness, UK GPs say
Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts
Why the live-attenuated influenza vaccine FluMist performed poorly in America during the 2015-16 flu season but well in Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom continues to stump flu experts
PATH points to power of $120M core boost with new vaccine initiative
The global health organization PATH announced the launch of a new initiative on maternal immunisation; the Advancing Maternal Immunization program will provide pregnant women with vaccines to protect their babies from infectious diseases
Over 65’s influenza news
Local ministers and experts feel that despite occasional vaccine hesitancy and growing numbers of seniors vaccination rates can be maintained
Local ministers and experts feel that despite occasional vaccine hesitancy and growing numbers of seniors vaccination levels can be maintained or improved. The Robert Koch Institute advice on infectious diseases stresses that frequent immunization can tackle those diseases which potentially threaten the elderly
General Influenza News
Shortage a non-issue
In Australia, while other towns and cities have been enduring a severe flu epidemic, Cowra has been largely spared from the illness, according to a spokesperson from a Cowra Pharmacy, who put the town’s good fortune down to vaccination
When is the flu vaccine for the 2017/18 most effective
Our editorial team asked the Robert Koch Institute when is the flu vaccine for the 2017/18 most effective
Bill Would Make It Illegal For Employers To Fire Or Punish Employees Over Failure To Get Flu Vaccine
Some companies, especially those in the health care fields, require their employees to get flu shots each year. A newly released bill would make it illegal for employers to require employees to get flu shots
5 Things You Should Know About the Upcoming Flu Season
As flu season nears, Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, updates readers on flu vaccine facts so that pharmacists can in turn educate their customers
Burden of disease
Swine flu claims 525 lives in State this year
As many as 525 people have died of swine flu in Maharashtra since January till September 10, Health Minister Deepak Sawant said on Monday
Swine flu claims 48 lives in two months, Health Dept alarmed
H1N1 has claimed 48 lives in the last two months in Punjab; the health minister said the department had procured sufficient quantities of drugs and logistics for the management of swine flu cases