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A single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to protect most infants and children against 2009 H1N1 influenza, according to a JAMA study released online, but editorialists say the data are not compelling enough to change the current U.S. recommendation for two doses for younger patients.
PERSPECTIVE The Emergency Use Authorization of Peramivir for Treatment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza D. Birnkrant and E. Cox On October 23 the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for peramivir for the treatment of suspected or confirmed cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza. Drs. Debra Birnkrant and Edward Cox discuss the limited data on safety and [...]
PERSPECTIVE Novel H1N1 Influenza and Respiratory Protection for Health Care Workers K.I. Shine, B. Rogers, and L.R. Goldfrank Guidelines from the CDC recommend the use of an N95 filtering facepiece respirator. Drs. Kenneth Shine, Bonnie Rogers, and Lewis Goldfrank discuss the efficacy of personal respiratory protection measures, medical masks, and respirators. Full Text | PDF [...]
CORRESPONDENCE Risk of Confusion in Dosing Tamiflu Oral Suspension in Children R.M. Parker and Others Medical and public health officials need to be alerted to the serious potential for dosing errors in children prescribed Tamiflu (oseltamivir) oral suspension. The authors recommend prescribing instructions to ensure its safe use. Full Text | PDF