Flu News

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Article Title
5/10/2005
Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm

Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

4/21/2005
Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC

Top official estimates two dozen samples still to be found

4/14/2005
U.S. Seeks Cause of Flu Virus Mix-Up

Destruction of dangerous pathogen continues; no reports of illness

4/13/2005
Deadly Flu Virus Mistakenly Sent to Thousands of Labs

Test facilities in 18 countries scramble to destroy 1957 killer 'Asian Flu' virus; U.S. health official says public exposure threat low

3/24/2005
Human Tests of Avian Flu Vaccine to Begin in U.S.

Multi-center trial should have early results within seven months

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/10/2005
Flying the Infectious Skies?

Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

3/3/2005
Flu Season Hitting Its Peak

After slow start, widespread activity reported, U.S. officials say

2/24/2005
No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers

More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

2/16/2005
Bird Flu Virus Can Cause Human Encephalitis

Two deaths involving brain inflammation reported in Vietnam

2/14/2005
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought

Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

2/11/2005
Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults

Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

1/27/2005
U.S. Moves to Expand Flu Vaccine Supply

Officials also endorse local efforts to offer shots to all if surplus exists

1/17/2005
Flu Vaccine Shortage Is Now a Surplus

States starting to lift restrictions on who can get a shot

1/7/2005
Flu Season a Mild One... So Far

Experts caution the worst may be yet to come

12/17/2004
Loosening of Flu Shot Restrictions Urged

Government panel seeks wider immunizations in areas with enough vaccine

12/16/2004
U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far

Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

12/7/2004
U.S. Imports 1.2 Million More Flu Shots

German-made vaccine procured under investigational drug application

12/3/2004
Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu

Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

11/23/2004
Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use

Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

11/9/2004
Flu Shot Decisions to Be Made Locally

More vaccine being shipped to states, federal officials say

11/3/2004
New Method Could Stretch Flu Vaccine Supply

Won't work for elderly and for this season, though

11/2/2004
Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly

Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

10/28/2004
U.S. Eyes 5 Million Imported Flu Shots

Additional foreign vaccines would bring total to 66 million amid shortage

10/26/2004
Heartburn Drugs Linked to Pneumonia

The longer you use them, the greater the risk, study finds

10/21/2004
One Million More Doses of FluMist On The Way

Government says total vaccine supply now at 61 million doses

10/20/2004
Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu

Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

10/19/2004
U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines

Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

10/16/2004
The Truth About Colds and Flu

Experts help you sift through misconceptions

10/15/2004
U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine

Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

10/14/2004
Early Forecast: Flu Season Could be Harsh

But existing vaccine supplies are good match for predominant strain, some experts say

10/12/2004
Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest

CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

10/11/2004
FDA Denies Knowing Extent of Flu Vaccine Production Problems

Top official says agency didn't realize British plant would be shut

10/7/2004
Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable

Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

10/6/2004
Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?

CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

10/5/2004
Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.

Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

10/3/2004
Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers

Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

9/23/2004
Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise

Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

9/14/2004
Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise

Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

9/8/2004
Routine Flu Shots for Toddlers Feasible

Doctors surveyed said those aged 12 to 35 months could be vaccinated

9/2/2004
Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats

Finding raises worries about transmission to humans

8/27/2004
Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots

CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

8/26/2004
Flu Shows Resistance to Popular Drug

Tamiflu incidence higher than thought, but maker cites faults with study

8/17/2004
Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly

But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

8/12/2004
Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective

CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

7/29/2004
Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly

Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

7/29/2004
U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids

CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

4/29/2004
Flu Shots Now Urged for the Very Young

Vaccinations recommended for kids 6 months to 23 months old

4/13/2004
Over-the-Counter Drugs Aren't Risk-Free

Acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory medications can be hazardous if not taken correctly

2/25/2004
Tough Times for Nasal Flu Vaccines

Sales are off for one, some serious side effects may exist in another