Influenza A(H1N1) – update 8.1 = World Health Organization reported 13 countries have officially reported 367 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection. – The situation continues to evolve. As of 23:30 GMT, 1 May 2009, 13 countries have officially reported 367 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Lipoxen achieved positive preclinical results for revolutionary swine influenza vaccine. – Lipoxen plc (AIM:LPX) (“Lipoxen” or “the Company”), a bio-pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of high value differentiated biologicals, vaccines and siRNA delivery, and Cambridge Biostability Ltd (CBL), the developer of temperature stable vaccines and biopharmaceuticals, are pleased to announce that they have achieved positive preclinical results for the delivery of a novel and enhanced influenza vaccine based on the combination of Lipoxen’s novel vaccine delivery system ?ImuXen’ and CBL’s proprietary VitRIS stabilisation platform.
Update on Swine Flu Situation as on 30th April 2009 – World Health Organization has reported human cases of Swine Influenza A [H1N1] caused by a re-assorted Swine flu virus. As on 29th April, 2009 nine countries have officially reported 148 cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection with 8 deaths.
Enhance surveillance for detection of swine influenza on all international airports – The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed all International Airports across India to facilitate the enhanced surveillance and screening of passengers arriving from nations affected by Swine Influenza A (HINI).
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), UK warns against counterfeit drugs for swine flu. – The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) issued a warning to the public about the risks of buying online medicines for swine influenza, such as Tamiflu or Relenza.
Scientists in Australia working on swine flu vaccine – Australian researchers started working hard to develop a vaccine to counter the deadly disease swine influenza.
World Health Organization raised Swine Influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5. – Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s Director-General raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5.
Swine flu screening has been instituted at airports and land borders for travelers departing Mexico, according to Mexican health authorities. – CDC is concerned that continued travel by U.S. travelers to Mexico presents a serious risk for further outbreaks of swine flu in the United States. At this time, CDC recommends that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services HHS Declares Public Health Emergency for Swine Flu – The Department of Health and Human Services of USA issued a nationwide public health emergency declaration in response to recent human infections with a newly discovered swine influenza A (swine flu) virus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 20 human cases of swine flu in the U.S. – Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. As of 9:00 AM on April 26, CDC has confirmed 20 human cases of swine flu in the U.S.: