Flu activity rose sharply last week, with 36 states now reporting widespread circulation and other markers such as clinic visits for flu and positive respiratory specimens also showing steep increases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest update.The new report underscores a warning that came from the CDC 2 days ago about steadily climbing flu dominated by H3N2, a subtype known for its heavy impact, especially on seniors and young children. Between that and known gaps in H3N2 protection in seasonal flu vaccines, the CDC also reminded providers that antiviral drugs are an important second line of defense in treating flu.Closer look at rising US flu markersIn its report today, the CDC said since its last report, the number of states reporting widespread flu activity—encompassing a broad swath of the country—jumped from 23 to 36, and the proportion of respiratory samples testing positive for flu at clinical labs rose from 14% to 22.4%.Nationally, the percentage of clinic visits for flu—which climbed from 3.5% to 5%—has been at or above the national baseline for 5 weeks so far this season, the CDC said, adding that in recent seasons, flu has been at those levels for an average of 13 weeks.In its chart comparing clinic visits this year to the past five seasons, the pattern seems to be closely following the moderate-to-severe 2014-2015 season, which was also dominated by H3N2.High flulike illness activity, another marker of clinic visits for flu, was reported in 21 states, with regional activity reported by 13 states and Puerto Rico.Flu hospitalizations are rising steadily, and last week were at an overall rate of 8.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 population. The levels were much higher in seniors, at 35.8 per 100,000 population.Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, raising the total to 12 this season. One was from an unsubtyped influenza A virus, while the other two were linked to influenza B.Overall deaths from pneumonia and flu, an indicator that typically lags other flu markers, are below the seasonal baseline.In tests last week at public health laboratories, 89% of positive flu specimens were influenza A and 11% were influenza B. Of the subtyped A viruses, 88.1% were H3N2. Analysis of a subset of H3N2 viruses shows extensive genetic diversity with many clades and subclades circulating, most of them similar to a cell-propagated reference virus that is a component of Northern Hemisphere flu vaccines.Flu in Canada and EuropeCanada, which has also been experiencing early flu activity, reported a notable increase in flu outbreaks and hospitalizations in the most recent update from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), covering the week ending Dec 16.Though H3N2 is the dominant strain, Canada is seeing a substantially greater number of influenza B illnesses for this time of year compared to past seasons. Levels of hospitalizations and deaths are highest in seniors, and since early November, surveillance has reported above-average hospitalizations for flu among children.In Europe, where flu activity began more slowly, disease levels are on the rise in western, northern, and southern Europe, according to a joint report covering the week ending Dec 24 from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Europe. Both influenza A and influenza B viruses are circulating, with mixed patterns detected across the region, including higher proportions of influenza B than influenza A and more 2009 H1N1 than H3N2. An analysis of a small number of H3N2 viruses suggests that the circulating viruses belong to the vaccine virus clade.At sentinel healthcare sites, the percentage of respiratory specimens that tested positive for flu rose from 28% to 32% compared to the previous week.See also:Dec 29 CDC FluView updateDec 29 CDC situation updateDec 27 CIDRAP News story “Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder”Dec 22 PHAC updateDec 29 Flu News Europe report
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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins announced today that the first 13 human embryonic stem (ES) cell lines have been approved for funding under the expanded policy outlined by President Barack Obama in an executive order last March. He said another 20 are likely to be added to the list any day now, but the final list could top 100.NIH officials have proceeded as fast as they could to fashion new guidelines to replace the Bush-era restrictions. Until now, federally-funded scientists have only had access to 21 cell lines created before 9 August 2001, the day President George Bush announced his policy. Draft guidelines were issued last spring; final ones came out in July. In September, NIH opened a Web site where government-funded scientists can fill out a form requesting approval for the use of particular cell lines.Opponents slammed the move as immoral. “We don’t think any taxpayer should have to fund research that relies on destroying early human life,” said Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 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They worried that, under exacting new requirements for informed consent by embryo donors, most of the Bush-approved lines wouldn’t make the grade, but NIH has fashioned a two-tiered vetting process which allows for some flexibility in considering older lines. How many lines will ultimately qualify for NIH funding is not yet clear. Former NIH Acting Director Raynard Kington estimated that around 700 lines are in use today but predicted only a fraction were likely to qualify under the new policy. Collins indicated today that a couple of hundred are likely to be available soon.Currently, eight groups have submitted 109 lines to NIH for consideration. The 13 newly approved ones include 11 derived at Harvard University in the lab of stem cell researcher George Daley, and two from the lab of Ali Brivanlou at Rockefeller University. Collins said that in addition to the 20 on the verge of being approved, there are “more than 100 additional ones for which we have evidence that there is going to be a submission.” Collins said he didn’t know how many of the 21 Bush-approved lines would make the grade; only one so far, from the University of Wisconsin, is in the approval pipeline.NIH ES cell money can now start flowing. Collins said there are 31 grants, totaling $21 million, that have been on hold pending approval of the first cell lines. Now, he said, “Those 31 can look at the registry and decide which lines there they would like to start work with.” And what will total dollar figures look like? “There’s no ceiling,” said Collins, citing “this wonderful engine of discovery that has been revved up” with recovery funds. But he warned that research may run into “serious stress when recovery money runs out” in 2 years. Asked if the development of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has reduced scientists’ need to work with human ES cells, Collins said “we are still very early in investigating this dramatic finding. There’s still a very legitimate series of questions about whether iPS and ES cells are equivalent. … We will never know the answer if we don’t have the capability to do rigorous side-by-side comparisons.”
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