Many state plans indicated that they were constrained by the uncertainties of future vaccine and antiviral drug supply and effectiveness and the properties of a future influenza epidemic
This phenomenon is also likely to occur if the anticipated avian influenza epidemic
affects Western hospitals.
When the influenza epidemic
struck last year, the number of people dying in skilled nursing facilities in one California county nearly tripled.
Scientists, health care professionals and government representatives attend the Conference with the goal of combating the influenza epidemic
This is important, because while most mortality from the annual influenza epidemic
(averaging 20,000 deaths in the United States each year) is in the elderly, most of the morbidity and illness occurs in young children, who are thought to facilitate the spread of the disease in the household and throughout the general population.
The 1951 influenza epidemic
(A/H1N1) caused an unusually high death toll in England; in particular, weekly deaths in Liverpool even surpassed those of the 1918 pandemic.
The avian influenza epidemic
, which began in Southeast Asia in 2003 and recently spread to other parts of the world, is directly related to infected birds sold live in traditional markets.
Discussion of the opportunity for drug developers given the market's relatively large, seasonal patient population, limited efficacy of current therapies and heightened concerns over influenza epidemic
May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With concern of an avian influenza epidemic
on the rise, a ten-bed biocontainment unit located in the heart of the country promises to play a unique role.
Hierarchical statistical modelling of influenza epidemic
dynamics in space and time.
The guests listened to the reports of the FGBI ARRIAH specialists on the Centre scientific activities, FMD epidemic situation in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Russian Federation, got an insight into the highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic
situation in the Russian Federation and disease control strategies.
With the exception of 2 (25%) of 8 years in Central America and 2 (17%) of 12 years in South America, when there was 1 southern temperate winter epidemic and a smaller northern temperate winter epidemic, all subregions had 1 annual influenza epidemic
that lasted [approximately equal to] 5 months.