We believe it to be the first pandemic
coverage generally available in the health care insurance marketplace," Lexington noted in the submission.
Genetic reassortment of pandemic
(H1N1) 2009 virus with seasonal influenza A (H3N2) or seasonal influenza A (H1N1) viruses might thus represent a route to enhanced pathogenicity.
Within H1N1, two strains of virus circulate in humans: a seasonal form and pandemic
form of influenza known as swine flu, which has sickened millions and killed thousands of people since it first emerged in North America in the spring of 2009.
2) Then there are those who believe that the timing of the WHO's declaration of a pandemic
was contrived to benefit the big pharmaceutical companies that stood to make huge gains from such a declaration.
wave is a fluctuation in the number of pneumonia- and influenza-related infections and deaths over a given period in a specific geographic location.
In a notice to physicians and other health care providers, officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the same billing rules will apply to the pandemic
H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal vaccine.
But if the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares a pandemic
before then, another contract would come into force which allows production of a pandemic
swine flu vaccine.
The Department of Health said the vaccine agreement could provide enough vaccine to protect the most vulnerable people before a pandemic
arrived, without affecting the normal supply of seasonal flu vaccine.
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Washington, April 28 (ANI): It will take at least six months to come up with an effective vaccine in the event of a pandemic
flu outbreak, scientists have warned.
To encourage health care providers in Georgia to begin pandemic
influenza planning the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) has partnered with the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), the Georgia Association of Physicians Assistants (GAPA) and the Georgia Division of Public Health (GDPH) to foster awareness and encourage the use of the "Pandemic
Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers.
Experts predict that a severe pandemic
could overwhelm the nation's health care system, requiring the rationing of limited resources.