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 ...
Tamiflu side effects come under scrutiny
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 24, 2007 from Nature (via http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v446/n7134/full/446358a)
Japanese paediatricians are studying whetherTamiflu, the drug widely thought to be ourbest defence against avian flu, might be causingmental instability and suicidal tendencies.An initial study cleared ...
South Korea joins Japan in Tamiflu alert
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 22, 2007 from AFP (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070322/hl_afp/healthfluasiapha)
South Korean officials said Thursday they will issue warnings on the bird flu drug Tamiflu, the second Asian nation to do so after Japan following reports of abnormal behaviour by young users.
The alert ...
Japan warns against bird flu drug for teens
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 21, 2007 from Reuters (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070321/hl_nm/tamiflu_warning_ja)
Japan's Health Ministry said on Wednesday it had ordered the importer of the bird flu drug Tamiflu to warn doctors against giving it to teenagers after two new cases of abnormal behavior were reported. ...
CIDRAP: Indonesia wants legal pact on sharing H5N1 samples
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 15, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Indonesia vowed today not to share H5N1 avian influenza virus samples with the World Health Organization (WHO) until it has a "legally binding" guarantee that the samples won't be used to develop vaccines ...
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