European Commission Japan grant 15 mln USD to fight bird flu in Indonesia
submitted by pub4world at Jun, 14, 2007 from People Daily (via http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200706/13/eng20070613_3839)
The European Commission and the government of Japan provided 15 million U.S. dollars grant to support efforts of combating avian influenza on animal in Indonesia, an official said on Wednesday.
Nearly 13% of Vietnam´s waterfowls carry H5N1
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 14, 2007 from Xinhua (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-06/13/content_6236311)
Roughly 13 percent of waterfowls in Vietnam have bird flu virus strain H5N1, local newspaper Labor reported Wednesday.
Tests show that nearly 21.7 percent of waterfowls in capital ...
Veterinarians At Increased Risk Of Avian Influenza Virus Infection
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 7, 2007 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=72750)
Veterinarians who work with birds are at increased risk for infection with avian influenza virus and should be among those with priority access to pandemic influenza vaccines and antivirals, according ...
China shares first bird flu samples in a year--WHO
submitted by pub4world at Jun, 1, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01189040.htm)
GENEVA, June 1 (Reuters) - China has shared the first human bird flu samples in more than a year, giving a boost to international efforts to track the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...
U.S. Department of Labor´s OSHA unveils new pandemic flu guidance for healthcare workers
submitted by kickingbird at May, 22, 2007 from OSHA (via http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_tabl)
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled new safety and health guidance that will help healthcare workers and their employers prepare for a possible ...
Thailand to produce new influenza vaccine for WHO
submitted by kickingbird at May, 21, 2007 from TNA (via http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=29469)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided US$2 million to Thailand as seed money to produce vaccines to battle a possible outbreak of a new strain of influenza, Thai Public Health Minister ...
WHO: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PANDEMIC INFLUENZA VACCINE
submitted by kickingbird at May, 13, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/PI_QAs/en/index.htm)
9 May 2007
I. Development of pandemic influenza vaccine
What is the difference between seasonal influenza vaccines, "pre-pandemic" vaccines, and pandemic vaccines?
Seasonal influenza vaccines refer ...
U.S.: HHS Issues Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks and Respirators in Public Settings During an Influenza Pandemic
submitted by kickingbird at May, 4, 2007 from HHS (via http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/05/pr20070503a.html)
HHS Issues Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks and Respirators in Public Settings During an Influenza Pandemic
Facemasks and Respirators Could Provide Added Value When Used in Combination with Other ...
WHO: Global stockpile of H5N1 vaccine ´feasible´
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 29, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr21/en/in)
26 APRIL 2007 | GENEVA -- Countries and vaccine manufacturers agreed on Wednesday in a meeting at WHO that it may be feasible to create a stockpile of H5N1 vaccine, and to separately develop a mechanism ...
WHO facilitates influenza vaccine technology transfer to developing countries
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 25, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/entity/mediacentre/news/notes/2007/np18/e)
24 APRIL 2007 | GENEVA -- As part of a concerted effort to ensure more equitable access to a potential pandemic influenza vaccine, six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish in-country ...
WHO warns against steroids for H5N1 patients
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 21, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Apr 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – In the wake of a clinical conference, the World Health Organization (WHO) has modified its recommendations on treatment for patients with H5N1 avian influenza by strengthening ...
WHO: Global meeting on access to H5N1 and other pandemic vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 21, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/advisories/2007/ma12/e)
Global meeting on access to H5N1 and other pandemic vaccines
Meeting on options for increasing the access of developing countries to H5N1 and other potential pandemic vaccines
In recent months, several ...
China preparing to share bird flu samples -report
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 20, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PEK296136.htm)
BEIJING, April 20 (Reuters) - China has agreed to send human bird flu samples to the World Health Organisation, state media said, in an apparent response to complaints that its reluctance to share the ...
U.S.: Record 132 million flu shots to be made for next flu season
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 20, 2007 from CNN (via http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/04/19/us.flu.shots.ap/index.h)
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Flu vaccine manufacturers expect to have a record 132 million doses ready for the 2007-2008 flu season, and even more could be available if a fifth company joins their ranks, officials ...
U.S. CDC: New influenza A subtypes now reportable
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 17, 2007 from AMNews (via http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/04/23/hlsa0423.htm)
Infections caused by novel influenza A subtypes, which can cause pandemic flu, now have a place on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of reportable diseases -- falling alphabetically ...
Dutch let poultry outdoors as bird flu fears ease
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 14, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13124007.htm)
AMSTERDAM, April 13 (Reuters) - The Dutch Agriculture Ministry will lift an order on April 15 to keep commercial poultry indoors, which was introduced to prevent a possible bird flu spread, the ministry ...
WB offers Vietnam loans to combat bird flu
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 14, 2007 from People Daily (via http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/12/eng20070412_3659)
The World Bank (WB) will financially help Vietnam better control bird flu outbreaks among fowls and prepare for potential ones among humans through a 38- million U.S. dollar project.
Under agreements ...
Cambodia trains 4,700 vets for preventing bird flu
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 10, 2007 from People Daily (via http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/10/eng20070410_3650)
The Cambodian Agriculture Ministry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have been cooperating to train about 4,700 vets and villagers for reeducating people to prevent bird flu, FAO ...
Indonesia eyes bird flu vaccine cooperation with Egypt
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 3, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK219848.htm)
JAKARTA, April 3 (Reuters) - Indonesia is looking to work with Egypt to produce a human bird flu vaccine, its trade minister said on Tuesday.
Indonesia is the hardest-hit country for human fatalities ...
WHO draws up formula on mechanism for bird flu virus distribution
submitted by 2366 at Mar, 27, 2007 from People Daily (via http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200703/27/eng20070327_3611)
The World Health Organization ( WHO) kicked off a high-level technical meeting of officials from 16 countries here on Monday to draw up a formula on the means of distribution and dispatch of the Avian ...
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