Wednesday 30 July 2014

2 die from H1N1 in Oman

Two people have died from severe pneumonia due to H1N1 in Oman, said an official source at the Ministry of Health in a report. The ministry affirmed that it closely monitors the disease through the epidemic monitoring system, the


New pneumonia cases hit 156m annually

An estimated 156 million new cases of pneumonia occur every year, 97 per cent of them in the world’s poorest countries, according to the World Lung Foundation’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas. About 74 per cent of


Short antibiotic courses ‘safer’

Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones – and a great deal safer – in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, said a report. A study by Johns Hopki


US sees no problem with Pfizer, Sanofi vaccines

US health agencies "have not detected new safety concerns or unusual reporting patterns" in children given Pfizer or Sanofi Aventis vaccines to prevent meningitis and pneumonia, a Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said. The FDA and


Pfizer wins approval for pneumonia vaccine

US health officials have approved Pfizer's new version of a blockbuster vaccine that fights pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria, a company spokeswoman said. Prevnar 13 was the most important experim


MPH treats H1N1 pneumonia patient

Muscat Private Hospital (MPH), a leading private medical facility in Muscat, recently successfully treated a middle-aged woman diagnosed with H1N1 pneumonia complicated by secondary bacterial infection. “The patient was treated for pneumon


Vaccine could save money in flu pandemic

A more protective form of Pfizer's vaccine for pneumococcal disease would be highly effective at preventing deaths from pandemic influenza, independent researchers and Pfizer said. In a severe outbreak like the 1918 Spanish influenza

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