Friday, June 12, 2009

Novaritis Producing Vaccine for H1N1 Virus


Novartis said it had produced its first batch of the vaccine for influenza AH1N1, the strain which triggered the WHO alert.

So who gave them the seed strain that came from Mexico? This vaccine was not supposed to be available until September/October.

Piss poor investigative reporting going on with the H1N1 virus.

Related Links:

Officials Fear New H1N1 Could Mix With Drug-Resistant Strains

Officials with the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that they fear the widespread H1N1 influenza virus could mix with drug-resistant versions of seasonal flu.

To date, there are more than 100,000 H1N1 infections in the United States, which have resulted in a range of illnesses and seven deaths, the CDC said. For now, the disease responds well to treatment with antiviral drugs.

However, this year the virus’ cousin, a seasonal H1N1 strain, became resistant to the most common antiviral treatment, Tamiflu. The inhaled drug Relenza, made by GlaxoSmithKline, still works

Houston We Have A Problem...

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