Presentation: Preventing zoonotic influenza Infection through continued surveillance of swine and Avian influenza virus

  At the last Influenza Summit Asia, part of World Vaccine Congress Asia 2013, Cissy B. Kartasasmita of Indonesian Influenza Foundation gave the following presentation entitled: Preventing zoonotic influenza Infection through continued surveillance of swine and Avian influenza virus. Download this presentation today! Some of the points covered during the presentation include: Influenza control and surveillance in Indonesia Avian influenza …

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Download presentation: Is a one size fits all influenza vaccine conceivable and practicable?

At the last World Vaccine Congress Asia in 2013, Nikolai Petrovsky, Research Director of Vaxine Pty Ltd gave the following presentation entitled: Is a one size fits all influenza vaccine conceivable and practicable? Download this presentation today! Some of the topics discussed during this presentation include: Previous influenza pandemics The use of animals in influenza vaccine assessment Comparison of the toxicity of …

An interview with Dr Rappuoli on the vaccine industry

As part of a series of interviews conducted with leading speakers of the World Vaccine Congress in Washington D.C., Terrapinn were delighted to sit down with Dr Rino Rappuoli, Global Head of Vaccines Research at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. The conversation delved into the future role of big pharma in vaccines, how to deal with anti-vaccine rhetoric and what big …

Probable first case of H7N9 human-to-human transmission, researchers report

Since the novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus was identified in Eastern China earlier this year, researchers have been worried about the possibility of human-to-human transmission. So far, fortunately all sources of human infection seem to be from infected poultry or a contaminated environment. However, researchers at the Jiangsu Province Centre for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the case of …

H7N9 vaccines in development–where are we?

Since early 2013, the newly emergent H7N9 avian influenza virus has been infecting humans in China, leading to the temporary closure of numerous poultry markets in a bid to control the outbreak. In recent weeks, the rate at which new cases are reported has been declining – but some experts are asking whether this is just the calm before the …

Medicago “first in the world” to report positive pre-clinical data for H7N9 vaccine

Medicago has announced that it is "first in the world" to report positive interim results from a pre-clinical trial for an H7N9 Virus-Like Particle (VLP) vaccine candidate. The company reports that three micrograms of its H7 vaccine administered with and without adjuvant induced high antibody titres after one dose. According to Andy Sheldon, President and CEO of Medicago, the results …

WHO reports further H7N9 avian flu cases, CDC readies itself

The World Health Organization have announced that a further four patients in China have been diagnosed with new avian influenza A strain H7N9. This brings the total number of WHO-confirmed cases in China to 11, including 5 deaths. However, the WHO report that there is so far no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The virus appears to infect some birds without …