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The 2004 Flu Vaccine Shortage: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Our last posting told how the flu vaccine came to be produced in chicken eggs (1). In short, in 1931, at a time when virologists were still searching for fruitful means to cultivate viruses outside of a live laboratory animal, Ernest Goodpasture and Alice Woodruff developed a procedure to grow fowlpox virus in fertile (embryonated) chicken eggs. 1,629 more words


Influenza 2014: Are We Prepared?

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The flu season is just beginning

In the United States, the flu season typically spans from December to February.  About 25,000 people die each year in the US from flu-related complications.   933 more words

Infectious Diseases Emergencies

Still time to Get a Flu Shot

Flu activity in the U.S. peaked last year during the week of Christmas. Since it takes up to two weeks for the shot to be effective, you should get one now! 287 more words


Italy bans Novartis flu vaccine after suspicious deaths

English.news.cn 2014-11-28 04:53:05

ROME, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The Italian competent authority for drugs (AIFA) on Thursday blocked the use of two lots of a flu vaccine after three people died for reasons potentially linked to the drugs. 162 more words


Epidemiological and Clinical Reasons for Vaccination Against Pertussis and Influenza in Pregnant Women.

Vaccinations in pregnancy are an important aspect of prenatal care for improving both maternal health and neonatal outcomes. Despite the fact that protection against some infectious diseases for pregnant women can be easily provided through immunizations, current coverage rates are low. 112 more words


Microneedle patches could make a flu shot as simple as a Band-Aid

It’s that time of year again – influenza has begun making the rounds, wreaking havoc on our bodies and schedules as it starts its seasonal journey toward hospitalizing hundreds of thousands of us in the U.S. 986 more words

Influenza has arrived in Alberta; Albertans not yet immunized are at risk for disease

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Influenza has arrived in Alberta

Albertans not yet immunized are at risk for disease

EDMONTON – Influenza has arrived in Alberta, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans who have not yet been immunized this season that without immunization, they are at risk. 316 more words