Infectious Diseases Information Center
Specimens of the rapidly evolving virus are needed to develop vaccines and treatments.
Patient died nine days after illness onset; visited live poultry farm four days before illness.
The vaccine is not intended for commercial distribution, but to supplement the national stockpile of influenza vaccines in the event of a pandemic.
A woman from Taiwan has been infected with novel H6N1 influenza A virus, an avian influenza that's been circulating since 1972.
A study shows that drug-resistant mutations have been identified in patients infected with the avian H7N9 influenza A virus.
Although no evidence exists of sustained ongoing human-to-human H7N9 transmission, health officials are taking steps to prepare for a potential pandemic.
H7N9 influenza A, a strain of avian flu not previously known to infect humans, has sickened seven and killed two in China.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.
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Immunologic priming and MF59-mixed vaccine demonstrated effective immune responses against strains of the avian flu.