A woman from Taiwan has been infected with novel H6N1 influenza A virus, an avian influenza that's been circulating since 1972.
Infectious Diseases Information Center
Specimens of the rapidly evolving virus are needed to develop vaccines and treatments.
H7N9 influenza A, a strain of avian flu not previously known to infect humans, has sickened seven and killed two in China.
Although no evidence exists of sustained ongoing human-to-human H7N9 transmission, health officials are taking steps to prepare for a potential pandemic.
British study shows link between European ASO3-adjuvanted pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy risk.
A study shows that drug-resistant mutations have been identified in patients infected with the avian H7N9 influenza A virus.
The vaccine is not intended for commercial distribution, but to supplement the national stockpile of influenza vaccines in the event of a pandemic.
Alternative Meds Update
Nicknamed "nature's flu fighter," products of concentrated elderberry juice have been proven useful in shortening the duration of influenza symptoms in more than 50% of cases.
Patient died nine days after illness onset; visited live poultry farm four days before illness.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.