Daily Archives: February 10, 2010

A Tale of Two Essays on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; Risk Perception, Misinformation and other Barriers to H1N1 Vaccination Among Adults and Children 1

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are on the rise, and are taking an increasing toll in lives and money. Moreover, the recent experience with the 2009 novel H1N1 flu outbreak served as a stark reminder that “there is no strong mechanism in place for vaccinating adults in the United States.” This is the latest brief from Trust […]

H1N1 Virus Mutation and Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) Resistance; Duke University Medical Center Patient Cluster Raises Questions 3

In its Weekly Epidemiological Report (WER), the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a worldwide count of 225 cases of H1N1 that were resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). The “225 cases came from 20 countries and included 65 cases in the Americas, 77 in Europe, 1 in Africa, and 82 in the Western Pacific region. All cases […]