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Vaccination is currently the most effective mean of controlling influenza and preventing its complications and mortality in persons at risk. Because of the variable nature of influenza viruses, the composition of influenza vaccines changes almost every year, to target the 3 main circulating strains. Each year the influenza vaccine formulation may thus be different and clinical studies are mandated to ensure that the immunogenicity and safety of the vaccine formulated from the three annual circulating strains are similar to what was observed during the previous years.
This study is designed to test the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of the Fluarix™ vaccine containing the influenza strains recommended for the 2006-2007 season.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:44-0400
An observational study to investigate the incidence of influenza and influenza-related complications, in adults between 50-64 years and elderly adults 65 years and over vaccinated with Flu...
Since influenza vaccines are normally administered every year because of the frequent change in their antigenic composition, the safety and immunogenicity profile of adjuvanted influenza v...
The purpose of this trial is to describe the immunogenicity, the safety, and tolerability of FluLaval™ TR and Fluarix®, the latter serving as active comparator. The results will be comp...
As a result of the recent supply shortages in the U.S., as well as an anticipated increase in demand during the coming years, GSK Biologicals is pursuing licensure of Fluarix in the U.S. u...
This study is designed to test the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of the Fluarix™/Influsplit SSW® influenza vaccine containing the influenza strains recommended for the 2008-2009 sea...
The development of a broadly protective or universal influenza virus vaccine is currently a public health priority worldwide. The vast majority of these efforts is exclusively focused on influenza A v...
Influenza is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality, but there is limited information on reliable disease burden estimates, especially from middle-income countries in the WHO European Reg...
Infants under 6 months of age are too young to receive influenza vaccine, despite being at high risk for severe influenza-related complications.
The benefit of influenza vaccines is difficult to estimate due to the complexity of accurately assessing the burden of influenza. To improve the efficacy of influenza vaccines, vaccine manufacturers h...
The association of influenza with meteorological variables in tropical climates remains controversial. Here we investigate the impact of weather conditions on influenza in the tropics and factors that...
Species of the genus INFLUENZAVIRUS B that cause HUMAN INFLUENZA and other diseases primarily in humans. Antigenic variation is less extensive than in type A viruses (INFLUENZA A VIRUS) and consequently there is no basis for distinct subtypes or variants. Epidemics are less likely than with INFLUENZA A VIRUS and there have been no pandemics. Previously only found in humans, Influenza B virus has been isolated from seals which may constitute the animal reservoir from which humans are exposed.
Membrane glycoproteins from influenza viruses which are involved in hemagglutination, virus attachment, and envelope fusion. Fourteen distinct subtypes of HA glycoproteins and nine of NA glycoproteins have been identified from INFLUENZA A VIRUS; no subtypes have been identified for Influenza B or Influenza C viruses.
Infection of domestic and wild fowl and other BIRDS with INFLUENZA A VIRUS. Avian influenza usually does not sicken birds, but can be highly pathogenic and fatal in domestic POULTRY.
A genus of the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE comprising viruses similar to types A and B but less common, more stable, more homogeneous, and lacking the neuraminidase protein. They have not been associated with epidemics but may cause mild influenza. Influenza C virus is the type species.
A genus in the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE causing influenza and other diseases in humans and animals. It contains many strains as well as antigenic subtypes of the integral membrane proteins hemagglutinin (HEMAGGLUTININS) and NEURAMINIDASE. The type species is INFLUENZA A VIRUS.
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Swine Flu - H1N1 influenza - H7N9
Swine flu is the common name given to a relatively new strain of influenza (flu) that caused a flu pandemic in 2009-2010. It is also referred to as H1N1 influenza (because it is the H1N1 strain of virus). The H1N1 flu virus will be one of the main vi...
Influenza or 'flu' is a respiratory illness associated with infection by influenza virus. Symptoms frequently include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints. There is a wide spectrum of severity of illness ranging from min...