+65 66945698
Facebook

Keeping Healthy

Archive | Keeping Healthy

WHO has the highest priority for influenza? PREGNANT WOMEN!

December 07, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Keeping Healthy,Travel Health,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on WHO has the highest priority for influenza? PREGNANT WOMEN!

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women be placed at the highest priority for influenza vaccination. This is a just-released positional paper dated 23 November 2012.   In essence, this leading authority acknowledges that pregnant women are an especially vulnerable group to influenza. They are 7.2 times more […]

Read More »

Influenza KILLS in Singapore

December 01, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends,Keeping Healthy,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Influenza KILLS in Singapore

  We have neglected influenza. Personally, there isn’t a robust influenza vaccination programme in Singapore, and many refuse to accept influenza as a life-threatening illness. This blog will show the threat of influenza, and how it kills innocent Singaporeans when we are most vulnerable! Many individuals accept influenza just as an inconvenience in life. But […]

Read More »

Influenza vaccination – new composition from October / November 2012

November 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Keeping Healthy,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Influenza vaccination – new composition from October / November 2012

A new composition of the influenza vaccination was recommended in February 2012 at the six monthly WHO vaccine composition meetings. This vaccine composed of three strains of influenza viruses (2 influenza As and 1 influenza B) 1.    an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; 2.    an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus; 3.    a B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (from the B/Yamagata lineage of […]

Read More »