Navigation Links
Agreement To Speed Up Development of Bird flu vaccine

In a collective effort to combat the bird flu pandemic, international health ministers have struck an agreement to speed up the development and production of a pandemic bird flu vaccine.

Ministers from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, // Mexico, Italy, representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU) health commissioners - all members of the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) - met in Rome to discuss the global threat from a bird flu pandemic and agreed to share 'information and expertise' to fast-track development of a vaccine more quickly and production and will make sure supplies meet demand.

UK health minister Rosie Winterton, who attended the conference with the representatives of eight other countries, said: 'We recognized the importance of ensuring our populations and healthcare professionals have the high quality, consistent international information they need to manage the consequences of an outbreak of pandemic flu.

Her comments came a matter of days after China confirmed the country's first case of bird flu in a human, whipping up fresh fears of a global pandemic. As the case was confirmed, the Chinese government announced it was to vaccinate all of the country's 14 billion poultry to stem the spread of the disease.

Avian flu has affected the Southeast Asian nations although it is largely limited to poultry and wild-bird populations.

Experts fear that the H5N1 virus is on the verge of undergoing mutation, thus making it easier to spread from birds to humans.

In the event of this happening the impact worldwide would be tremendous, experts say. And in the absence of a vaccine or drug against the bird flu, the loss of life would be unprecedented.

The leaders have also agreed to work together to boost global capacity for pandemic flu vaccine.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. MIOT Hospital Signs Agreement With German Healthcare Facility
2. Strained Economic Agreement Between Singapore And India
3. Ranbaxy Signs Agreement With Zenotech For Cancer Drugs
4. Subsidies For GPs Visits : Agreement Reached
5. Agreement for Joint Trials of Avian Flu Vac cine on Humans
6. Ranbaxy Signs Licensing, Supply Agreement for Canadian Market
7. Indo-Fiji Agreement in Field of Health, Medicine Approved
8. Publishers John Wiley & Sons Enter Into An Agreement With NASPGHAN And AASLD
9. Medical Training Must Be Core Component Of Health Care Agreements
10. High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process
11. Speed up bird flu vaccine, Bush tells experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... In ... choosing the most appropriate instruments for research and understanding the basic principles that ... webinar will focus on innovations in stereo microscopy for brightfield and fluorescence typically ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc., a ... 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. , At nVerge ... users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by providing improved visibility ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... implants in Bayside, NY, who have now spent 10 years as clinical instructors ... York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. Through the program, private practitioners receive cutting-edge ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Patients who want ... OH, can now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, with or without ... improving their oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich offers a variety ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Myers Jackson ... his has the ability to sell luxury homes anywhere on the planet. The luxury ... county side from Hattiesburg to Houston city-scapes. A quick search of “11 Spyglass Hill ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2017)... 2017  Kalorama Information notes that transplant diagnostics ... year and this is projected to continue to ... (HSCT) or bone marrow transplants require histocompatibility between ... for this task. This according to a new ... The various PCR-based methodologies, Sanger sequencing and NGS ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... 2017  West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), ... drug administration, announced today that Fran DeGrazio ... and Diane Paskiet , Director, Scientific Affairs, ... on West,s expertise in the areas of safety ... providing commentary on updated industry guidance. ...
(Date:5/2/2017)... SYDNEY , May 2, 2017  George Clinical, ... Asia-Pacific region, and Vector Oncology, a ... research and data analytics, formally announced today that George ... immediately, the transaction has the dual purpose of ... scientifically led oncology trial delivery solutions throughout the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: