09 September, 2009

H1N1 (swine flu) weekly highlights: September 2-8, 2009

  • The CDC reported that more H1N1 deaths have been seen in older children than the very young, and that two-thirds of fatal pediatric cases had underlying medical issues.
  • The debate over one versus two doses of H1N1 vaccine continues as companies report encouraging results for a single dose protocol.
  • Doctors in London successfully treated a gravely ill H1N1 infected cancer patient by treating her intravenously with a batch of Relenza (zanamivir) specially prepared by the drug's manufacturers.
  • Authorities have corrected an earlier media report of an Umrah pilgrim infected with both avian and swine (H5N1 and H1N1) influenza. The man had seasonal and swine influenza coinfection.
Photo taken from: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFlu/

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