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New CDC data strengthen the evidence that the risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine is similar to the risk seen with seasonal flu vaccines, according to an MMWR report.
PERSPECTIVE The Public’s Response to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic G.K. SteelFisher and Others Gillian SteelFisher and colleagues examined the public’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic through a comprehensive review of data from national public opinion polls and surveys. They present a range of findings. Full Text | PDF
The CDC reports an increase in H1N1-related hospitalizations in Georgia and a few other southeastern states, particularly among adults with certain chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, COPD, heart disease).
Estimates of 2009 H1N1 influenza cases in the U.S. from April 2009 to mid-January 2010 ranged widely, from 41 million to 84 million, according to the CDC.
“H1N1 flu activity seems to have leveled off,” according to the CDC, but vaccination “remains a good idea.”
All lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 vaccine in prefilled syringes should be administered by February 15 because of concerns over reduced potency, the CDC reported on Wednesday.
On the White House Blog Saturday, Kathleen Sebelius encouraged Americans become a “Flu Fighter” on Facebook by installing the DHHS’s new Facebook app. “This application,” she wrote, “gives people a fun way to encourage friends and family to get vaccinated.” (1/16, The White House Blog) About 1 in 5 Americans have been vaccinated against H1N1, [...]
The CDC urged Americans to get vaccinated now against H1N1 to prevent any possibility of another wave of illness. (1/8, NYT) The European CDC cautioned that H1N1′s current decline could “open the way for a new mix of viruses known as inter-pandemic or seasonal flus.” (1/8, Reuters)
The WHO said Thursday it remains far too early to declare the H1N1 pandemic over. (12/18, Wash Post) Kathleen Sebelius urged Americans to get the H1N1 vaccine, and said it’s time to “focus on the next phase of H1N1.” (12/18, NYT) North Korea made a rare expression of gratitude Friday after South Korea sent over [...]
The CDC said Tuesday that 800,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine for infants were being recalled because of potency issues. (NYT)