"Seqirus Media Monitoring" 10th Jul 2017

Foyer de grippe aviaire hautement pathogène A(H5N1) chez des volailles au Togo
Togo has notified the OIE of a highly infectious A(H5N1) virus infection site at a 35,000 bird farm
Elsa Palou: “It is still not time to declare a state of emergency over Influenza A H3N2”
In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, there are concerns regarding influenza A(H3N2), but it is too early to declare an emergency and people are advised to get vaccinated and take hygiene precautions
Easy access to H1N1 drugs raises fears of resistance building up
Concerns regarding a build-up of resistance to antiviral drugs used to treat swine flu are surfacing, after Oseltamivir and Zanamivir were taken off the restrictive Schedule X of the Drugs and Comestics Rules in India
Fever cases rise, but where are the medicines?
Even as the number of H1N1 cases has increased in the recent past, the availability of tablets, especially Oseltamivir, in all the pharmaceutical shops across Kerala has fallen short
The Threat to America That No One is Talking About
Dr. Sudip Bose, MD, explains why he believes the US is not ready for the next pandemic, which could be something as ordinary as flu
Inovio`s NA-based monoclonal antibody platform achieves proof-of-principle validation
Inovio Pharmaceuticals has announced its DNA-based monoclonal antibody product for flu produced broadly cross-reactive antibodies that provided complete protection from a lethal challenge with multiple viruses from both influenza A and B types in a preclinical study
Georgia public health official to head U.S. CDC
Dr Brenda Fitzgerald, an obstetrician-gynaecologist, is to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, having run the Georgia state health agency for the past six years
Georgia’s Health Commissioner Named to Lead C.D.C.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is named new CDC director
France Is About to Make 11 Vaccines Mandatory
In France, a recent survey found that 3 in 10 people don`t trust vaccines, with only 52 percent stating they believed that the benefits outweighed the risks
Flu vaccine patch developed in part by Georgia Tech
Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have developed a skin patch that uses microneedles to deliver the vaccine to combat the flu virus
Personalized vaccines could help the immune system fight cancer
Two teams of researchers conducted independent Phase I trials of personalized vaccines designed to prime the patients’ immune systems against melanomas and both found that their vaccines were able to prevent recurrence of the cancers in nearly all their subjects
Scientists recreate an extinct virus, triggering new warnings about controversial research
Scientists at the University of Alberta have put together from scratch a relative of the smallpox virus —a reminder that the threat of deadly viruses created by humans is more than theoretical
Paediatricians representative body says it opposes vaccines being administered in pharmacies as it requires training and a strong skills set
The Italian Federation of Paediatricians explains why it disagrees with vaccines being administered to children in pharmacies
Why America Needs To Follow In France`s Footsteps And Make Vaccinations Mandatory
Both the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend parents get their children vaccinated for 16 diseases, but there are no federal requirements for vaccinations for children
People at risk of influenza between the ages of 55 and 59 will be able to get a free flu shots in Curitiba
The city of Curitiba in Brazil has decided to let another group access flu vaccines for free – the 55-59 age group
Conapem is worried about influenza outbreaks in old folks homes
Seasonal flu has been affecting the elderly particularly badly in Costa Rica and the health authorities recommend adhering strictly to prevention best practice rules
Last year’s flu vaccine ineffective for seniors
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around
Immunization Laws Around the Nation
All 50 US states require children to be vaccinated before they can attend classes, and all states allow medical exemptions. Forty-seven states allow religious exemptions, and 18 allow philosophical exemptions
New cases of influenza slow, however, the numbers are still 8% higher in Mato Grosso do Sul
The number of reported cases of influenza fell in Mato Grosso do Sul compared to last week. This week`s data points to an 8% increase, whereas the previous week was a 17.1% increase
Vaccination against H1N1 closes in Itanhaem after being extended to people of all ages
The City of Itanhaém in Brazil has recently closed its vaccination campaign against Influenza A(H1N1) after having extended it to people of all ages
Vaccinations – reducing the age limit from 12 to 10 years old – what is compulsory now
With the approval of the new amendment by the Senate, the number of mandatory vaccines in Italy fell from 12 to 10 for children under 16
CHP investigates influenza A outbreak in elderly home in Tai Po
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health investigated an influenza A outbreak at a residential care home for the elderly in Tai Po, Hong Kong
H1N1 cases in the state cross 1,000 mark
50-60% of patients who come to government hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram have H1N1. Dr Sulphi said most people were cured without even taking oseltamivir
Swine flu evolves, Mumbai worried
Mumbai city health officials maintain they are equipped to deal with the viral crises. “Tami Flu is available at all government hospitals and at over 170 dispensaries,” a senior health official says
Thousands hit by colds and flu as cases surge with experts explaiing the differecnce between the two
Flu and cold viruses have affected up to 75 per cent of peninsula medical patients already this winter, according to local health experts
State of health of baby who was taken ill remains serious
Three children aged between 2 months and 1 year and 5 months are hospitalized with suspicion of Influenza A at the Regional Hospital of Mato Grosso do Sul.
The Guardian view on vaccinations: a matter of good public health
An editorial considers why there is resistance to vaccinations, and why resisting immunisation for bad reasons should not be tolerated
Three tested positive for Swine Flu in Ghaziabad
Three people tested positive for H1N1 swine flu in Ghaziabad, India; they had been to Bangkok along with 10 others
H1N1 deaths – Department report points to a delay in treatment
The Health Department’s analysis of 15 H1N1 deaths in Karnataka between January and March pointed to lapses in treatment
Swine flu cases shot up in Mumbai’s western suburbs in two weeks, say doctors
Dr Tanu Singhal, an infectious disease expert at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, said she gets 20 patients suffering from flu every day, of whom 10 test positive for H1N1 virus
MN health leaders discuss vaccination myths with Somali community members
In the wake of a measles outbreak largely impacting the Somali community, health and University of Minnesota officials are working on outreach, which also means dispelling the belief that vaccines cause autism
Vaccine is vital protection
Influenza is a major cause of hospitalisation and death among older Australians. GP Dr Amit Singh said it is extremely important that people most at-risk get a flu vaccination
DRC : Avian flu spreading in l’Ituri
Avian flu in the Republic of Congo has decimated poultry across the Ituri province over the past two months
Health – Gelli: “Vaccination health card for every migrant”
Federico Gelli, chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on the reception system for migrants in Italy, is proposing that all migrants wear electronic bracelets and carry booklets on their physical condition
CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Xinjiang
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health has been notified that one more human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) was recorded from June 30 to July 6 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region