EU Commission gives up on flu stockpile
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 9, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2?m=3778)
The European Union's executive commission has given up on the idea of creating a strategic stockpile of antiviral drugs to deal with a flu pandemic after health ministers from the 25-nation bloc effectively ...
Negligible risk of H5N1 infection from bathing and drinking water in Europe: ECDC risk assessment
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 9, 2006 from Eurosurveillance Vol 11 Issue 6 (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2006/060608.asp#4)
People who bathe in water in areas of Europe where birds have been tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 are at negligible risk of infection with that virus, according to a risk assessment ...
Updated Interim Guidance for Laboratory Testing of Persons with Suspected Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus in the United States
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 9, 2006 from US CDC (via http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/HAN/ArchiveSys/ViewMsgV.asp?AlertNu)
CDC Health UpdateThis update provides revised interim guidance for testing of suspected human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) in the United States and is based on the current state of knowledge regarding ...
China: Scientist urges improvement of bird flu control methods
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 6, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-06/06/content_4652440)
BEIJING, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government should review the strategies and effects of the bird flu control efforts of the past two years and improve them to cope with the epidemic which is still ...
High-level meeting on Avian Influenza and flu pandemic
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 6, 2006 from EU (via http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/health_consumer/dyna/enews/ind)
On June 7, the European Commission will take part in an international senior officials meeting on Avian influenza and human flu pandemic, hosted by the Austrian Presidency in Vienna. The meeting is being ...
EU extends poultry ban due to rapid spread of bird flu in Romania
submitted by wanglh at Jun, 3, 2006 from Xinhuanet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-06/03/content_4639776)
BRUSSELS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) widened onFriday an import ban on live poultry and poultry products from Romania following fresh outbreaks last month of the ...
Russia starts bird flu vaccine tests
submitted by wanglh at Jun, 3, 2006 from Yahoo (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
Russia began testing two new vaccines against bird flu on 120 volunteers in Moscow with results expected at the end of August, the head of the state-owned company behind the project said."At the end of ...
Avian Influenza: Results of EU surveillance in wild birds presented
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 1, 2006 from EU Press Releases (via http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=)
Brussels, 31 May 2006 The European Commission and the Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) for Avian Influenza in Weybridge have published the results of the surveillance for avian influenza in wild ...
Bird flu hitting poultry industry hard, FAO says
submitted by wanglh at May, 31, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2?m=3711)
ROME (Reuters) - Poultry producers have been saddled with enormous costs due to recent outbreaks of the deadly bird flu virus, veterinary experts of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on ...
Bird flu could become endemic in Africa: FAO
submitted by wanglh at May, 31, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2?m=3701)
ROME (Reuters) - Bird flu may become a permanent feature in Africa and spread to other continents due to lack of funds to fight the deadly disease, a senior Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official ...
Donors to give Bangladesh $2 million as bird flu aid
submitted by wanglh at May, 29, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2?m=3686)
DHAKA (Reuters) - The World Bank and other international donor agencies will give Bangladesh $2 million to help the South Asian nation prepare to fight any bird flu outbreak.No bird flu cases have been ...
Paris Anti-Avian Influenza 2006
submitted by kickingbird at May, 29, 2006 from ISANH (via http://www.isanh.com/avian-influenza/)
First International Conference on Avian Influenza in humans:Latest advances on prevention, therapies and protective measures Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, June 29-30, 2006 Please note that the ...
Hong Kong targets Indonesians in new bird flu warning
submitted by wanglh at May, 28, 2006 from Yahoo (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
HONG KONG (AFP) - Health chiefs targeted Indonesian workers in Hong Kong Sunday in a renewed campaign to warn the public about the dangers of bird flu. The 100,000-strong Indonesian community, many of ...
Countries opt to speed up bird flu reporting rules
submitted by wanglh at May, 26, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2?m=3666)
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's 192 member states on Friday committed themselves to promptly report any human cases of bird flu to build defenses against a possible pandemic. New international ...
Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General, WHO
submitted by kickingbird at May, 23, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/)
22 May 2006 -- Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization, has died. He had been in hospital since Saturday afternoon, where he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his ...
WHO:Surveillance, Compensation, Public Awareness Key Factors to Anti-Bird Flu
submitted by kickingbird at May, 23, 2006 from CRIENGLISH.com
Countries making great improvement in the war against bird flu have done good jobs regarding surveillance, compensation and public awareness, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said ...
Brief Introduction of incoming FIC new website
submitted by kickingbird at May, 23, 2006 from FIC
Dear Global users, After half year of hard work and test, FIC is ready to launch the new website this month. New website has several features compared to the current one:1. New homepage ...
Australia to spend 34 million dollars to fight bird flu (AFP)
submitted by wanglh at May, 10, 2006 from Yahoo (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia will spend an extra 44.2 million dollars (34 million US) to prevent deadly bird flu from reaching its shores. The money will be spent over three years to improve quarantine measures, ...
FDA Approves a Second Drug for the Prevention of Influenza A and B in Adults and Children
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 30, 2006 from FDA (via http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01341.html)
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FDA Approves a Second Drug for the Prevention of Influenza A and ...
China H5N1 outbreak puts vaccines under spotlight
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 19, 2006 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HKG28205.htm)
The discovery in southern China of healthy-looking chickens that are infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has raised fears among experts that vaccines used in the country are substandard.
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