Flu News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/21/2005
Avian Flu Strains Show Resistance to Tamiflu

Additional drugs may be needed to deal with possible resistant form of the virus

12/14/2005
153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season

Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

12/9/2005
Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?

Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

12/6/2005
FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study

Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

11/28/2005
Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends

But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

11/18/2005
Health Tip: Flu Can Kill

But the vaccine is not for everyone

11/11/2005
Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'

H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

11/10/2005
Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief

But local officials are reporting shortages

11/3/2005
U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy

Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

11/2/2005
U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu

20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

11/1/2005
Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot

They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

11/1/2005
Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy

A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/24/2005
Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger

Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

10/20/2005
Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far

But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

10/14/2005
Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu

Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/9/2005
U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/8/2005
U.S. Ill Prepared for Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/7/2005
U.S. Moves to Prepare for Possible Bird Flu Threat

Steps include vaccines and antiviral drug

10/5/2005
1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu

Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

9/22/2005
Universal Flu Shots Urged

City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

9/21/2005
Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly

Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/7/2005
9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/22/2005
Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts

If you're sick, they'll do you no good

8/12/2005
Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent

Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

8/12/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/3/2005
Researchers Offer Battle Plans to Combat Avian Flu

Anti-viral drugs and quarantining infected individuals are two keys, studies report

7/25/2005
Did 1918-19 Flu Pandemic Begin Earlier Than Thought?

Researchers suggest it appeared in NYC months before taking its colossal toll

7/18/2005
Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease

Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says

7/6/2005
Bird Flu Found in Wild Geese in China

Deadly strain could pose threat to humans, researchers say

6/13/2005
Black, Hispanic Diabetics Need Better Preventive Care

Minorities receive fewer flu shots and eye, cholesterol tests, study finds

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