Vaccine delay causes Chiron loss
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 29, 2004 from San Mateo County Times, CA
and John Lauerman Shares of Chiron Corp., the world's No.2 seller of influenza vaccines, fell 8.6 percent Friday after the company decided to delay shipping ...
FAO-AIDE News, Update on the avian influenza situation
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 28, 2004 from FAO news via Promedmail
Latest information on Avian Influenza--------------------------------------Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) type H5N1 infection was confirmed in Malaysia last week, increasing to 9 the number of ...
County to offer flu vaccinations early
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 27, 2004 from WFAA (subscription), TX
The United States is due for an influenza pandemic that could sicken millions of people, kill hundreds of thousands and disrupt the economy, federal officials ...
Chiron delays flu vaccine shipments
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 27, 2004 from Reuters
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Chiron Corp. is delaying shipment of its flu vaccine, Fluvirin, because lots containing 4 million vaccines, do not meet product sterility standards, the biopharmaceutical company ...
No pigs with avian flu in Chinese mainland: Ministry
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 27, 2004 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/26/content_1890218)
BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- There are no pigs in the Chinese mainland infected with the H5N1 virus, or avian flu virus, and relevant research has reached no clear conclusion ...
Virus Resistant to Tamiflu Seen in Kids with Flu
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 27, 2004 from Reuters Health (via http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/506739/)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among young children with influenza, virus mutations that are resistant to Tamiflu arise in about 20 percent of those treated with the drug, Japanese researchers report. ...
Brunei remains free from bird flu epidemic
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from Bruneidirect.com
The Department of Agriculture Director Dr Haji Mohamad Yussof Bin Haji Mohiddin has reassured the general public that there is no need to worry about the bird flu epidemic that Malaysia encountered recently, ...
White House issues flu pandemic plan
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from THE NEW YORK TIMES
Galvanized by the SARS epidemic and the spread of avian flu, the Bush administration issued the first national plan Tuesday for how the country should prepare and respond to a pandemic of influenza, should ...
Avian Influenza Update: Implications of H5N1 Infections in Pigs in China
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from World Health Organization
GENEVA, Aug. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Considering the widespread nature of the current H5N1 outbreak in Asia and the capability of influenza viruses to jump the species barriers, it is inevitable that ...
Heterogeneous influenza activity across Europe during the winter of 2002-2003
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from EISS
WJ Paget 1, TJ Meerhoff 1, H Rebelo de Andrade 2 on behalf of EISS*
1 European Influenza Surveillance Scheme co-ordination centre, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, ...
The use of near patient tests in influenza surveillance
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 14, 2004 from EISS
Y. Thomas, L. Kaiser, W. Wunderli, on behalf of EISS Task Group* on Near Patient Test
National Centre of Influenza, Central Laboratory of Virology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
US CDC Warns Flu Season Still Hasn´t Peaked
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 7, 2004 from USCDC (via http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/)
ATLANTA - The flu season has yet to reach its peak, despite a drop-off in cases in some states, health officials warned on Tuesday.
At least five states — Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Washington ...
UK:HPA WEEKLY NATIONAL INFLUENZA REPORT Week52 [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 26, 2003 from HPA (via http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/influenza/Activit)
US FLU Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update,date ending 20th Dec, 2003 [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 24, 2003 from USCDC
Weekly Report: Influenza Summary UpdateWeek ending December 20, 2003-Week 51
The following information may be quoted:
Synopsis:This report is being provided 1 day earlier than usual due ...
Pandemic Flu Outbreak Might Kill 207,000 in U.S., Study Says
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from Bloomberg
Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) -- A global outbreak of lethal flu might kill 207,000 people in the U.S. and crowd hospitals with 700,000 patients, according to a government study that will be released tomorrow.
U.S. Prepares for Possible Flu Outbreak
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from AP
WASHINGTON - The United States may have to close schools, restrict travel and ration scarce medications if a powerful new flu strain spurs a worldwide outbreak, according to federal plans for the next ...
Vietnam to send specimens of suspected bird flu cases for testing
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 26, 2004 from Xinhua News Agency
HANOI, Aug. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Vietnam will send a number of specimens from local people, who have recently been hospitalized after showing symptoms similar to those of bird flu, to World Health ...
Malaysia: Chickens at four farms free of bird flu
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 25, 2004 from The Star, Malaysia
News Update by The Star News Desk
KOTA BARU: Chickens at four poultry farms in Kelantan are free from the avian influenza following checks by the Kelantan Veterinary Health Department (JPH) on 385,000 ...
More bird flu-related research, funding needed: WHO
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 25, 2004 from Xinhua News Agency
HANOI, Aug. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Much more research, funds and time are needed to probe into identifying the transmission route of the avian influenza viruses and their possible mutation, and ...
Philippines bans Malaysian poultry imports over bird flu outbreak
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 25, 2004 from AFP
MANILA : The Philippines has banned imports of Malaysian poultry products after an outbreak of a lethal form of bird flu there, the agriculture department said on Tuesday.While Manila does not import live ...
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