American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.
- n. an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
“Analysts had forecast 2009 revenues of around £1bn for GSK's swine flu vaccine, Pandremix, with £600m from Europe and £400m in the US.”
“The UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are also in talks with GSK about modifying their contracts because the swine flu pandemic is proving less severe than forecast and a single dose of the vaccine, rather than two, has been sufficient to immunise patients.”
“The cases of GBS that resulted from the swine flu vaccine were no different, in terms of the severity of paralysis and weakness, from those that had emerged in nonvaccinated individuals, except for the fact that those who developed GBS without having been vaccinated were, as in my own case, far more likely to have had an acute illness in the month preceding GBS.”
“That was essentially off the back of the World Health Organization taking its assessment of the swine flu to its next level in terms of going down the road or moving down the road to swine flue pandemic stage.”
“The influenza A/New Jersey swine flu vaccine and Guillain-Barré syndrome: The arguments for a causal association.”
“Epidemiologists wondered if the cause of so many people developing GBS after getting the swine flu vaccine might have been a residual protein taken from the myelin of embryonic chicks that existed in the vaccine through all its manufacturing stages, though the idea that this myelin protein had caused a case of molecular mimicry was a guess at best.”
“However, Mr Neophytou said that demand for the swine flu vaccine should not be underestimated.”
“People developed Guillain-Barré after widescale influenza vaccination programs, cementing the epidemiologic evidence that influenza strains other than the swine flu could also induce GBS.”
“Last night, Health Minister Nicola Roxon announced new measures; swine flu is to be listed as a quarantinable disease which means the Chief Medical Officer can, if necessary, detain people, and quarantine them, in their own home.”
“Glaxo hooked on high volume growth of drugs in the developing world Cold call Vodafone set to report progress on cutting £1bn in costs GlaxoSmithKline gets order for 60m swine flu vaccines from the UK”
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