China:Labs warned to follow disease research rules
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 17, 2005 from Chinadaily (via http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-06/16/content_)
The Ministry of Agriculture has warned labs nationwide not to experiment on dangerous pathogenic microbes without approval.
An urgent notice issued by the ministry yesterday said experiments on such ...
US:A Wistar Institute researcher has made progress in developing a long-lasting vaccine that might protect against evolving strains [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 15, 2005 from Philadelphia Inquirer (via http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/11880297.htm?template=con)
A new approach to fighting flu
A Wistar Institute researcher has made progress in developing a long-lasting vaccine that might protect against evolving strains.By Marian UhlmanInquirer Staff Writer
Novel H5N1 Receptor Binding Domains in Northern Vietnam [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at May, 19, 2005 from Recombinomics Inc (via http://www.recombinomics.com/News/05180506/H5N1_Novel_Recept)
The HA gene of viruses isolated from humans in Viet Nam in the first 3 months of 2005 showed several amino acid changes relative to 2004 viruses. None of the changes in the HA were common to all of the ...
Recombination Between H5N1 in Vietnam and Japan / China [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at May, 19, 2005 from Recombinomics Inc (via http://www.recombinomics.com/News/05180503/H5N1_Recombinatio)
>> Recent viruses circulating in Northern Viet Nam have lost anarginine residue in the mutibasic amino cluster at the proteolytic cleavage site of the HA protein. It does not seem to be responsible ...
Bird flu in Vietnam shows greater signs of human-to-human infection
submitted by kickingbird at May, 19, 2005 from AFP
A World Health Organisation study in Vietnam has raised the possibility that bird flu is becoming more capable of human-to-human transmission, the WHO said.
The study of bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam ...
Vietnam:Human test of bird flu vaccine set for this August
submitted by kickingbird at May, 10, 2005 from vietnam news (via http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01HEA)
Viet Nam expects to start testing the H5N1 vaccine on humans in August, said a local scientist from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
Initial tests will take place on about 10-20 volunteers ...
Expert urges bird flu drug trials in HongKong
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 23, 2005 from The Standard (via http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Metro/GD25Ak05.html)
As scientists increasingly worry about an "imminent´´ bird flu pandemic which they say will kill millions around the globe, a local respiratory specialist says it is Hong Kong´s´ "scientific ...
Mercury in Vaccines Different, Study Shows
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 22, 2005 from Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mercury contained in some vaccines is processed differently in the body and is possibly less toxic to children than mercury found in pollution and fish, U.S. researchers reported ...
Indonesian Scientists Detect Bird Flu Virus in Pigs
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 13, 2005 from www.asean-disease-surveillance.net (via http://www.asean-disease-surveillance.net/ASNNews_Detail.asp)
Scientists from Airlangga University Surabaya, Indonesia have detected the bird flu virus in pigs. This is a new development concerning bird flu in the country as the avian virus has traditionally been ...
Scientists Scramble to Destroy Flu Strain
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 13, 2005 from AP,Eurosurveillance (via http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=664656&CMP=OTC)
LONDON - Thousands of scientists were scrambling Tuesday at the urging of
global health authorities to destroy vials of a pandemic flu strain sent to
labs in 18 countries as part of routine testing.
newly uploaded articles in F.I.C 20050402
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 2, 2005 from F.I.C
Generation of influenza vaccine viruses on Vero cells by reverse genetics: an H5N1 candidate vaccine strain produced under a quality system.http://www.flu.org.cn/resources/2005428976.htm Article
newly uploaded articles in F.I.C 20050325
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 26, 2005 from F.I.C
Highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus in smuggled eagles, Belgium.http://www.flu.org.cn/resources/20053263992.htm Article
Canada:Fluwatch week 11,2005http://www.flu.org.cn/resources/20053267572.htm Article
U.S. Starts Human Tests of Avian Flu Vaccine
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 24, 2005 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Wednesday they have started human tests of a vaccine against avian flu, which experts believe could kill tens of millions of people if it becomes easily ...
New Method Could Halve Flu Vaccine Time [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 17, 2005 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&)
Using new methods to make influenza vaccines instead of the current egg-based approach could cut production time in half in case of an outbreak of deadly avian flu, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. ...
newly uploaded articles in F.I.C 20050311
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 11, 2005 from F.I.C
Surveillance of influenza in Apulia, Italy, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003 seasons.http://www.flu.org.cn/resources/20053105004.htm Article
Pathogenicity of H5 influenza viruses for ...
Vaccines and vaccination to control avian influenza
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 8, 2005 from ProMedMail
Date: Mon 7 Mar 2005From: David Swayne Vaccines and vaccination to control avian influenza-----------------------------------------------The following is provided as background ...
Thailand:Ministers at odds on flu vaccine test
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 5, 2005 from Bangkok post (via http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/05Mar2005_news02.php)
Thailand is pressing ahead with a plan to conduct joint trials of a human vaccine against avian flu in Thailand with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Minister Sudarat ...
Vietnam says first bird flu vaccine tests successful [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 4, 2005 from Reuters
HANOI (Reuters) - Initial tests of a bird flu vaccine on monkeys in Vietnam, the country hit worst by an epidemic that has killed 47 people in Asia, have been successful, a top medical official ...
release of second version of China Flu Surveilliance Map
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 3, 2005 from F.I.C
the second version of CFSM is releasing at http://www.flu.org.cn/mapSurveillance.asp. The data presents on the map is not valid and only for test purpose. advice on the bugs and improvement of the CFSM ...
Hong Kong to strengthen lab test in infectious diseases
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 28, 2005 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/27/content_2625416)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong announced here Sunday that its Physical Containment Level 3 Laboratory for infectious diseases will start operation next month.
Professor Joseph ...
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