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‘Bird flu protection’ given by seasonal flu vaccine

‘Bird flu protection’ given by seasonal flu vaccine

Individuals receiving the annual vaccine for regular seasonal flu strains also develop protection against the more dangerous bird flu strain known as H7N9 that emerged in China 2 years ago, medical scientists in Chicago and New York have found. Bird flu virus: dangerous strain that kills a large proportion when it crosses to people. The […]

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Confidence in government linked to willingness to vaccinate

Confidence in government linked to willingness to vaccinate

Study looked at 2009 swine flu vaccine use in United States A new study suggests that confidence in government may play a key role in the public’s willingness to get at least some vaccines. The study re-analyzed national survey data from 2009 that examined Americans’ views on a then-new vaccine for the H1N1 virus – […]

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Practical guide to improve communication during disease outbreaks launched

Practical guide to improve communication during disease outbreaks launched

A practical guide for healthcare professionals to help improve communication during major disease outbreaks was launched Monday 2 February 2015. The Practical Guide for Risk Communication is part of the TELL ME project – an EU-funded programme to develop evidence-based models and tools for improved risk communication during major infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics. […]