WHO: Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2009-2010 northern hemisphere influenza season
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 13, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/recommendations2009)
It is recommended that vaccines for use in the 2009-2010 influenza season (northern hemisphere winter) contain the following:
— an A/Brisbane/59/2007 (H1N1)-like virus;*— an A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like ...
WHO: Antigenic and genetic characteristics of H5N1 viruses and candidate H5N1 vaccine viruses developed for potential use as human vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 13, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/guidelines/h5)
This summary describes the current status of the development of new candidate H5N1 vaccine viruses and is meant to provide guidance for national authorities and vaccine companies on the ...
Egypt says it develops new anti-bird flu vaccine
submitted by pub4world at Feb, 13, 2009 from XinhuaNet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-02/13/content_1081628)
Special Report: Worldwide fight against bird flu CAIRO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian professor said Friday that a new vaccine developed by the country"e;s National Research ...
Drug regulator:China stockpiles bird flu vaccine for possible outbreak
submitted by 2366 at Feb, 13, 2009 from XinhuaNet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-02/11/content_1080378)
BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China has built up stockpiles of domestically produced human bird flu vaccine in case of a possible epidemic, the nation"e;s food and drug regulator ...
China´s recent H5N1 cases raise transmission questions
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 23, 2009 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
China´s recent spike in human H5N1 avian influenza cases appears to lack the hallmark of nearby poultry outbreaks, a development that some public health officials worry could signal asymptomatic infections ...
U.S: CDC Issues Interim Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications in the Setting of Oseltamivir Resistance among Circulating Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses, 2008-09 Influenza Season
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 25, 2008 from US CDC (via http://www2a.cdc.gov/HAN/ArchiveSys/ViewMsgV.asp?AlertNum=00)
Although influenza activity is low in the United States to date, preliminary data from a limited number of states indicate that the prevalence of influenza A (H1N1) virus strains resistant to the antiviral ...
Chinese mainland, HK, Macao SARs test emergency response to avian flu
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 21, 2008 from XinHua News (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-12/17/content_1051528)
Health authorities of the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao Tuesday conducted a joint exercise to test their co-operation and co-ordination in the event of a cross-boundary incident of avian flu involving ...
(Yet) another human A/H5N1 influenza case and cluster – when should Europe be concerned?
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 11, 2008 from Euro Surveill 2008;13(15). (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/edition/v13n15/080410_5.asp)
A Chinese report of a case from Jiangsu province of an almost certain son-to-father transmission of avian influenza type A/H5N1 infection was published this week, along with an accompanying comment ...
WHO: Avian influenza-situation in Pakistan-update 2
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 5, 2008 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/2008_04_03/en/index.html)
3 April 2008
Two additional H5N1 cases were confirmed by serological testing, thus providing final H5N1 infection test results on a previously reported family cluster in Peshawar.
These tests were conducted ...
US officials launch bird flu stockpile in Thailand (AFP)
submitted by wanglh at Mar, 26, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
BANGKOK (AFP) - US officials on Tuesday officially opened a stockpile of equipment in Thailand designed to help Asian nations react rapidly to battle outbreaks of potentially deadly bird flu.
The US ...
China: Experts of Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong meet to discuss seasonal flu
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 18, 2008 from CHP, Hong Kong (via http://www.chp.gov.hk/view_content.asp?lang=en&info_id=11741)
Public health and medical professional of Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong today (March 17) held a meeting at the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health on issues relating to the ...
Bird flu could strike again in India, FAO warns
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 2, 2008 from FAO (via http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000798/index.html)
India is to be commended for its successful efforts to control the recent worst-ever outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state of West Bengal, FAO said today. The agency warned, however, ...
New Vaccine Surveillance Network
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 20, 2008 from US CDC (via http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/nvsn/default.htm)
The goal of the NVSN program is to evaluate the impact of new vaccines and vaccine policies through a network of sites in the U.S. The current NVSN sites are affiliated with the University of Rochester, ...
Live poultry markets, improper medical treatment blamed for high fatalities in Indonesian bird flu patients
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 1, 2008 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/31/content_7536876)
Poor management of live poultry markets and inappropriate medical treatment were the two main reasons why bird flu disease caused high fatalities in Indonesia, an Indonesian bird flu expert told Xinhua ...
India: authorities worry bird flu will hit major India city
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 25, 2008 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP21949.htm)
Authorities patrolled poultry markets in Kolkata to try to stop bird flu spreading to one of India's largest cities as fears grew the outbreak of the disease in eastern India was out of control.
CIDRAP: WHO catalogs H5N1 viruses, launches tracking system
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 23, 2008 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Countries affected by H5N1 avian influenza have sent material containing 734 H5N1 virus isolates to the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past 5 years, and from now on the public will be able ...
F.I.C wishes everyone a happy new year!
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 1, 2008 from F.I.C
Happy New Year! 2008!
Bangladesh at high risk from deadly bird flu - USAID
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 9, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09313338.htm)
DHAKA, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The United States is increasing funding to help Bangladesh fight bird flu, saying the densely populated country is at high risk of pandemic if the virus jumped to humans, a top ...
U.S. bird-flu expert calls for changes in early-warning system
submitted by 2366 at Dec, 9, 2007 from XinhuaNet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/08/content_7217173)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The international science community is not doing enough to track many avian influenza viruses that might cause the next pandemic, an expert from University ...
H5N1 in wild and domestic birds in Europe - remaining vigilant in response to an ongoing public health threat
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 7, 2007 from Eurosurveillance Vol 12, Issue 12 (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2007/071206.asp#1)
Since the emergence of A/H5N1 in the winter of 2005-2006 at the border of the European Union (EU), including human cases in Turkey, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has developed ...
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