FEATURED SEARCH TERM: H1N1 symptoms
Increased vigilance against variant influenza is paying off. The CDC report below describes a small outbreak of a new influenza virus—a recombinant between the so-called swine flu and bird flu (H1N1) viruses—that affected 12 people in five states late last year, many of them children. One outbreak took place in a day care center. The report tells exactly how pork industry workers should protect themselves, and what a doctor should do in the case of a suspected infection.
RESULT: Update: Influenza A (H3N2)v Transmission and Guidelines — Five States, 2011
MMWR | Dec 23, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)
Be prepared to begin spraying rather than jabbing against the flu. Animal studies show that aerosolized vaccine can elicit robust immune responses at the site of infection against respiratory pathogens such as influenza, according to authors from the NIH. Aerosolized vaccines would have the advantage of inducing local mucosal immune responses and, being both safer and more comfortable for patients, also more acceptable.
RESULT:Aerosolized Adenovirus-vectored Vaccine as an Alternative Vaccine Delivery
Respiratory Research | Nov 21, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)