HHS awards 3 contracts for more H5N1 vaccine
submitted by sky at Nov, 22, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Nov 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US government today announced the awarding of three contacts to buy enough additional H5N1 avian influenza vaccine to immunize almost 2.7 million people, at a cost of $199.45 ...
CIDRAP: OSHA updates guidance on avian flu
submitted by sky at Nov, 16, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Nov 15, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Labor yesterday released revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance to help employers protect their workers from job-related ...
Tamiflu to carry new caution in U.S.
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 15, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/News/GlobalCoverage.aspx?type=globa)
Roche AG´s influenza drug Tamiflu will come with a new caution urging close monitoring of patients for abnormal behavior such as delirium and self-injury, U.S. regulators said on Monday.
Officials felt ...
Dr Margaret Chan to be WHO´s next Director-General
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 10, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr66/en/in)
9 NOVEMBER 2006 | GENEVA -- Dr Margaret Chan of China will be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). After her appointment, she told the World Health Assembly she wanted to be ...
Dr Margaret Chan nominated to be WHO Director-General
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 9, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr65/en/in)
NOVEMBER 2006 | GENEVA -- Dr Margaret Chan of China was nominated today by the Executive Board of the World Health Organization for the post of Director-General. The Director-General is WHO's chief ...
S. Korea says it will step up bird flu program
submitted by wanglh at Oct, 28, 2006 from Reuters (via http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Reuters/GlobalCoverage2/~3/41)
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will step up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of bird flu from migrating birds passing through the Korean peninsula in the coming months, the Agriculture Ministry said ...
Jamaica: Stimulation excerise for HPAI
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 28, 2006 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int)
Dr Headley Edwards, Director of Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica, informed the OIE that his country will conduct a real-time simulation exercise on ...
CIDRAP: WHO to report on ethical issues in pandemic planning
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 28, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to issue a report in January on ethical issues raised by pandemic influenza planning, such as how to provide fair access to available drugs and vaccines, WHO officials ...
EUCDC: No link established between deaths in elderly patients in Israel and influenza vaccination
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 27, 2006 from Eurosurveillance 2006 Vol 11 Issue 10 (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2006/061026.asp#1)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Four sudden deaths in men aged between 50 and 75 years with underlying cardiac conditions were reported to public health authorities ...
China lifts poultry export ban on bird flu-hit region
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 25, 2006 from AFP (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061025/hl_afp/chinahealthflu)
China has lifted a poultry export ban on a region of Inner Mongolia that suffered an outbreak of bird flu last month, state media reported.
Authorities had slapped the ban on the Jiuyuan district of Baotou ...
Pandemic Influenza Plans: Country, Date of Publication/Release, and Web Site
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 24, 2006 from publication (via http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pub)
Argentina (2006)Plan provided by National Influenza Centers or personal contacts
Australia (June 2005) http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-pandemic-ahmppi.htm
Austria (September ...
WHO: Immediate and sustained action required to sharply increase pandemic influenza vaccine supply
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 24, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr58/en/in)
23 OCTOBER 2006 | GENEVA -- A set of activities identified in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) new Global pandemic influenza action plan to increase vaccine supply requires immediate and sustained ...
China: All domestic fowls inoculated in Inner Mongolia for bird flu prevention
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 23, 2006 from People´s Daily (via http://english.people.com.cn/200610/22/eng20061022_314207.ht)
A total of 42.6 million domestic fowls in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have received compulsory inoculations following an outbreak of bird flu in the region last month, according to local ...
Israel: Health Ministry suspends flu vaccine after four die
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 23, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-10/23/content_5236059)
Israeli Health Ministry suspended all flu vaccinations after four people died shortly after they were inoculated, local newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.
WHO: Increasing pandemic influenza vaccine supply
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 19, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/advisories/2006/ma13/e)
Increasing pandemic influenza vaccine supply
If an influenza pandemic were to occur in the near future, there would be a shortage of several billion doses of the pandemic influenza vaccine needed to protect ...
PAHO: Peru best prepared S. America nation for bird flu
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 19, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-10/19/content_5222602)
Peru is the best-prepared country in South America for a possible outbreak of bird flu, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday.
The organization also warned ...
New Crisis Management Center Launched By FAO
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 16, 2006 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=54088)
Dr Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, today inaugurated a new FAO Crisis Management Center (CMC) to fight Avian Influenza outbreaks and other major ...
EU and FAO launch surveillance study project for bird flu in Nigeria
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 1, 2006 from AFP (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060921/hl_afp/healthflunigeria)
The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched a study into bird flu in Nigeria in a bid to bring the disease under the control, the EU said in a statement.
The six-month ...
New Zealand: Influenza Pandemic Action Plan 2006 released
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 28, 2006 from MOH, New Zealand (via http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/nz-influenza-pandemic)
Purpose and contentsThe New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Action Plan is intended for anyone involved in planning for or responding to an influenza pandemic, as well as providing general information on pandemics ...
WHO: Influenza Pandemic Task Force holds first meeting
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 27, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2006/np28/en/index)
26 SEPTEMBER 2006 | GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Influenza Pandemic Task Force (IPTF) met for the first time on 25 September at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.
The Task Force, whose current ...
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