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Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official
...countries must remain vigilant against deadly bird flu
since it is still rampant in the region, a top UN ...e the public (against it)." Transmission of bird flu
to humans remains very rare, and limited to those in frequent contact with infected poultry. But the...
Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA
...e and for government stockpiling for the 2007-2008 flu
season. To date, Roche has filled orders from the ...lu can also be used preventively to help avoid the flu
altogether. Clinical trials have shown Tamiflu to be up to 89 percent effective in preventing influe...
Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus
...sed to see if they carried the H5N1 strain of bird flu
which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. 'First analyses have established a suspicion of bird flu. More tests are under way to see ... if this is an infection with the H5N1 strain,' the ministry said. Results will be ...
France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak
... to humans. "France is not threatened by a bird flu
pandemic as there has not been, for the moment, a ... But she added "we must be vigilant as the great flu
epidemic that followed the war of 1914, the Spanish flu" came from a strain of bird flu. Scientist...
Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany
...ted 38 new cases of the feared H5N1 strain of bird flu
which can kill huamns in the country's east . Th...f Germany's 16 states to report cases of H5N1 bird flu
since late last month, when it struck down six wild birds in the southern city of Nuremberg in Bavar...
Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia
...ern Australia, are bracing themselves for a severe flu
that has the potential to kill young children with...nt days. The increase in hospitalisation for the flu
played a role in the number of public and private hospitals going on bypass recently. The Western ...
Dutch Customs Deploys Special Bird Flu Dogs
Dutch customs have deployed two special bird flu
dogs at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to check flig...are checking flights from countries where the bird flu
virus has been found such as China, Thailand, Egypt, Russia and Turkey, the Dutch ministry of financ...
Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death
A six-year-old Indonesian boy died of bird flu
at the weekend, taking the death toll in the count...said last month that though the fight against bird flu
had improved around the world, the situation remained critical both in Indonesia and Egypt. The freq...
A Role Model Spouse can Pass on Good Health Habits
...a cholesterol screening or rolls up a sleeve for a flu
shot, the other spouse is more likely to follow su...se and having a cholesterol test. In the case of flu
shots, a spouse's influence can be "quite striking," Falba said. Husbands whose wives start getting ...
Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms
...nd turkeys, on three nearby farms even though bird flu
has not been detected there, veterinary service sp...ak in June, other cases of the H5N1 strain of bird flu
have been declared in France and Germany....
Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway
... Prof. Emeritus Walter Fiers, invented a universal flu
vaccine. One protein on the surface of the influen...-called M2 protein, remains unchanged in all human flu
viruses known, including the strains that caused the pandemics in the last century. On the basis ...
Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia
Scientists have discovered bird flu
antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian regio...it had not spread in an open form. He said no bird flu
cases had been registered this year. "About six million poultry are currently in high risk areas. Ne...
Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete
...nt Bush unveiled a plan for coping with a pandemic flu
outbreak, the federal government still has limited...d that it will not close the borders if a pandemic flu
outbreak occurs somewhere in the world. Says Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, special assistant to the president...
Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations
...to tackle issues including polio vaccination, bird flu
prevention and other infectious diseases plaguing ... H5N1 virus, recording 80 deaths so far since bird flu
broke out two years ago in all but two of its 33 provinces. The declaration will be adopted at the e...
Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts
Vietnam's first human death from bird flu
in more than a year has highlighted growing compla...virus since last month. The country's first bird flu
death since October 2005 comes as avian influenza has made a strong resurgence across Vietnam, hitti...
Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime
British scientists are developing a flu
vaccine that will give lifelong benefit to patient... it is also expected to fight anything from winter flu
to bird flu
. Compared to traditional jabs, the new FLU-v vaccine is easier to make and can also be...
Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China
...is month after 14 medicines for cough, allergy and flu
produced by the SSF laboratory were found to be contaminated with DEG imported from China. The arrest followed an extensive investigation in which 353 bodies were exhumed to determine if their deaths were caused by DEG. Chinese officials say the fa...
Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine
... its first human trial of a locally-made H5N1 bird flu
vaccine as early as next month, using 20 to 30 vol...e and Asia. The news comes as a new wave of bird flu
sweeping Vietnam has killed a 20-year-old man, infected four other people and triggered more than 10...
H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm
...e country's first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu
strain in poultry, at a turkey farm in the centre ... a flock of around 6,000 birds. Until now, bird flu
has only been detected in wild swans in the Czech Republic, with the first case dating from March 20...
Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment
...for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian flu
in people who have been in contact with someone who is known, or suspected of being infected with the virus, commented Professor Ira Longini, Professor of Biostatistics and Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. This research...
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