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 ...
U.S. prepares to test bird flu vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 25, 2005 from The Associated Press
The federal government is getting ready to test a bird flu vaccine and stockpiling both vaccine and antiviral drugs as the threat grows that a deadly strain of avian influenza will begin spreading from ...
Japan Found Bird Flu in Flies from 2004 Outbreak
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 23, 2005 from Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese researchers found flies infected with the bird flu virus after an outbreak among chickens in Japan last year, a Health Ministry official said on Tuesday, a finding that underscores ...
Thailand:Government stresses need for high quality of bird flu vaccine
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 23, 2005 from TNA (via http://www.mcot.org/query.php?nid=36056)
The government will impose strict controls on the quality, effectiveness and use of avian flu vaccines among Thai poultry and bird flocks, senior officials from the Department of Public Health stressed ...
Pandemic Avian Influenza Evolution
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 22, 2005 from Recombinomics Inc (via http://www.recombinomics.com/News/02210504/Pandemic_H5N1_Evo)
Recombinomics CommentaryFebruary 21, 2005>> Nancy Cox is the head of the flu division of the United States Centre for Disease Control.She says research now shows that bird flu is capable of mutating into ...
UK:Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 21, 2005 from University of Bath (via http://www.bath.ac.uk/pr/releases/flu-comp.htm)
Chemists are shortly to begin using state-of-the-art computer technology to tackle deadly diseases such as influenza.
Researchers at the University of Bath have won a ?61,000 grant to use the latest ...
Vietnam to conduct bird flu vaccination trials on humans
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 18, 2005 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/18/content_2590933)
Vietnam is to use bird flu vaccines on people on a trial basis, after its vaccination on animals is successful, according to the country´s national Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute on Friday.
Experts call for bird flu vaccine plan
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 17, 2005 from Bangkok Post (via http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/17Feb2005_news04.php)
International experts on bird flu yesterday urged the government to step up vaccine study plans as a contingency against a potential avian influenza pandemic.Roger Webster, a professor at the infectious ...
Bird Flu Can Kill Without Respiratory Symptoms, Study Says
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 17, 2005 from Bloomberg (via http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aNpq)
A 4-year-old Vietnamese boy who died after developing severe diarrhea and falling comatose had bird flu, even though he didn´t have breathing problems or other typical symptoms, according to research ...
China: New bird flu vaccine capable of prevention
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 8, 2005 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/07/content_2556754)
Chinese scientists claim to have developed a vaccine to prevent the spread of the killer bird flu.
The Ministry of Agriculture says its new vaccine can effectively "cut a key link in the transmission ...
Viruses keep surprising scientists [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 30, 2005 from Plain Dealer Reporter
Late last January, the owners of a turkey farm in western Ohio noticed something strange.
Thousands of their 34-week-old hens, bred to produce meatier, tastier turkeys, suddenly stopped laying eggs. ...
F.I.C website will be updated today
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 26, 2005 from Hangzhou Neuro-Hemin Biotech Co., Ltd
The F.I.C website will be updated today, improved member service and other new fuctions will be added to the new site. During the updating process, users might face a short-time disconnect with ...
F.I.C is developing a China geography surveillance system
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 28, 2005 from F.I.C
F.I.C is developing a 'China geography surveillance system'. The system will be ready in mid-February, 2005. Then we will have a interreactive geography surveillance system for influenza activity in China.
Bird Flu Likely Jumped Between Humans Last Year
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 24, 2005 from Reuters
A fatally ill Thai girl probably spread deadly bird flu to her relatives last year in what would mark the first documented case of human-to-human transmission of the feared virus, medical investigators ...
A full collection of China influenza research and surveillance papers [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 17, 2005 from F.I.C
F.I.C presents you a full collection of China influenza research and surveillance papers.
only the chinese version is available now. please see the link at http://www.flu.org.cn/scn/resources/20041211847.htm
CDC to mix avian, human flu viruses in pandemic study [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 15, 2005 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
Jan 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – One of the worst fears of infectious disease experts is that the H5N1 avian influenza virus now circulating in parts of Asia will combine with a human-adapted flu virus to ...
Research takes new view of flu [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 11, 2005 from TIMES-DISPATCH
This flu season, Dr. Yuping Deng finally convinced her elderly mother in southern China to get a flu shot for the first time.
The viral and cell immunologist at Eastern Virginia Medical School ...
EU:Final analysis of Netherlands avian influenza outbreaks reveals much higher levels of transmission to humans than previously thought
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 7, 2005 from Eurosurveillance Weekly 2005 (via http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2005/050106.asp#2)
Final analysis of Netherlands avian influenza outbreaks reveals much higher levels of transmission to humans than previously thought
Arnold Bosman1 (Arnold.Bosman@rivm.nl), Adam Meijer1,2, Marion. Koopmans1
Recombination in H9N2 Bird Flu Hemagglutinin from China
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 5, 2005 from Recombinomics, Inc (via http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01040501/H9N2_HA_Recombina)
Sequences of the hemagglutinin (HA) gene of H9N2 isolates, A/chicken/Shandong/1/02(H9N2), A/chicken/Hebei/1/01(H9N2), and A/chicken/Beijing/1/00(H9N2), from Shandong Province, Hebei Province, and Beijing ...
US:CDC to conduct avian flu pandemic experiments
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 28, 2004 from Canadian Press (via http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/11041862)
The alarm now sounds with increasing frequency and urgency: the world could be on the brink of an influenza pandemic sparked by the highly virulent avian flu strain ravaging poultry stocks in Southeast ...
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