Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Influenza Vaccine

Even many country efforts to build a vaccine for these diseases, but the result still don’t satisfied enough. Normal influenza as we known is not dangerous diseases, but after many changes on the virus character, this diseases become dangerous because of many new strain merge, like bird flu, swine flu and maybe will merge any other stronger kind of flu and can cause dead.

Flu become pandemic is always happen in many countries, but normally that is usual flue or influenza. Influenza normally can not cause dead for people, usually people just feel dizzy or headache, fever and make our body feel weak. But swine flu not just week but also high fever with high body temperature and cause unconsciousness and dead.

Tremendous efforts have been made by the vaccine industry to contribute to global preparedness plans for an influenza pandemic. The Influenza Vaccine Supply (IVS) International Task Force of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents 16 research-based vaccine manufacturers from around the world and works closely together with international stakeholders to address the advocacy, communication, policymaking, regulatory, scientific and technical issues related to seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines. 11:35 Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Against Influenza.

World Health Organization estimates that epidemic of influenza infects around 5-15% of the global population annually, and is responsible for up to 3-5 million cases of severe disease and 500,000 deaths per year. In the United States alone, over 35,000 deaths per year are attributed due to complications arising from influenza viral infections, particularly in the older adult population.

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