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Exclusive Team initiated To Check Bird Flu Pandemic: Jakarta

Jakarta: The Bird Flu outbreak is threatening to cause a major upheaval to the Nation’s health, making it very crucial to contain the spread, according to the Coordinating Minister// for People’s Welfare, Aburizal Bakrie. The Nation’s Economic Minister, equally concerned, has expressed fears on the dwindling poultry industry and a consequent fall back in the Nation’s Economic condition, due to th...

A Vaccine for the impending pandemic Avian Influenza

All influenza viruses of the type A, including those causing seasonal epidemics of human influenza//, are genetically labile and well adapted to elude host defenses. The tendency of influenza viruses to undergo frequent and permanent antigenic changes necessitates constant monitoring of the global influenza situation and annual adjustments in the composition of influenza vaccines. Due to this ten...

Doctors attacked for complacency against pandemic threat

Sir Liam Donaldson, UK’s chief medical officer, has attacked the health profession for complacency in its preparations for a lethal flu pandemic that he says is now a “biological inevitability”. //.. ..Last week Donaldson called together 30 public health leaders, including the heads of the royal colleges, to emphasize that the disease could kill between 50,000 and 750,000 people and should not be...

U.S. Hospitals may help Spread Bird Flu Pandemic

U.S. hospitals could contribute to the spread of influenza during a pandemic because most do not follow good hygiene practices, according to an official U.S. report//. ..This report, coupled with the Congressional Budget Office report showing saying that a pandemic could cost the U.S. economy $675 billion, adds to an increasingly dire picture of the impact of an bird flu pandemic in the U.S. .....

Canada Needs More Doctors To Deal With A Pandemic

Family doctors are expected to play an important role during an influenza pandemic, by Canada’s physicians and the people. There appear to be no formal plans for the doctors when an epidemic// breaks out, according to the College of Family Physicians. Public health emergency is sought to be made an election issue by the officials of the college. ....The people will gain more confidence if the p...

UK Prepares Itself For Flu Pandemic

A bird flu tsar will be appointed for Scotland for coordinating efforts when an epidemic breaks out. The senior health official who will be responsible for giving his expert advice will be paid £50,000 annually.// ....Experts are of the opinion that the virus can mutate to spread rapidly among human beings. The exact number of applications received for the post has not been revealed. The person...

Pandemic Will Affect Business Houses

The global economy and health businesses are likely to be extensively affected when an influenza pandemic breaks out across the world. This is expected to result in a 14% contraction in the goods and services trade as a result of a global recession, //according to the Pacific Pandemic Forum for Business. This is the first such conference being held in North America. The exact amount of damage it...

Flu Pandemic Gets More Attention Than AIDS

The attention of the entire world appears to be focused on the bird flu pandemic that is expected to break out across the globe. AIDS which has already taken a toll of 25 million lives in as many years has failed to generate // the same level of attention. The AIDS program does not even have the required funds to cope with the disease effectively. ....The areas that are worst affected by AIDS a...

USA’s Plan to Tackle the Bird Flu Pandemi

Bird flu which was recently in all the news channels of all the countries has infected 141 individuals and taken 73 lives in the Asian countries. This has instilled fear // in US that it will soon spread quickly and infect people in United States. ..The H5N1 strain of the bird flu is very deadly and has infected people who were in close contact with the infected poultry. ..But so far its abilit...

New Zealand Prepares Itself For Pandemic

The Kapiti and Matiu islands may well become quarantine areas if a flu epidemic were to strike the Wellington Region. // The object behind this will be to contain the spread of the epidemic across the country. Schools and hostels churches and hotels may also be transformed into emergency hospitals where basic medical treatment will be provided to the patients. ....The Wellington Region is impor...

Guidelines to tackle bird flu pandemic

The Department of Health and Human Services reported that very little precautionary measures can be taken to actually prevent the spread of the illness (bird flu) // . The infection in humans is actually caused by the H5N1 strain of the avian influenza. ..Hence to prevent the global pandemic it has issued various guidelines which will reduce the chances of an occurrence of a global pandemic. Th...

Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic

Asian nations have been called upon to be ready to deal with a bird flu pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Shigeru Omi, the head of the WHO's western Pacific // region office alerted countries in the region to be ready to respond immediately to any signs of the emergence of a pandemic strain of the H5N1 virus, saying the virus may come along with cases of bird flu. ....While emph...

Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic

The Chief Medical Officer of Ontario has announced that it will be difficult for the authorities to contain a major infectious disease outbreak. Many of Ontario's public health units do not have a medical officer working on a full time basis,// and provincial laboratories are both understaffed and operate with outdated equipment. The Province may be incapable of dealing with a major outbreak of a...

Connecticut Gears Itself For Pandemic

Residents of Connecticut will be contacting police officers, school leaders, in addition to the East Haven Fire Chief if a pandemic influenza were to break out. // Officials belonging to these departments are also gearing themselves for such a situation. The fire department everywhere has to be at the forefront while dealing with emergencies. Humanity has been witness to several epidemics in the...

WHO Forecasts Bird Flu Pandemic Among Birds

New outbreaks of the bird flu virus is expected in poultry during the course of 2006, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is not expected to take place // among human beings on a large scale, in spite of the human infections in Iraq and Turkey. Governments have however been called upon to be prepared to face the worst, and all the 192 member nations have been called upon to im...

The AIDS Pandemic May Orphan 18 Million African Children By 2010

If appropriate steps are not taken to restrict spread of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, it is predicted that more than 18 million African children would be orphaned // by the end of 2010. This would correspond to a 20% increase in just 4 years time. ....The following prediction was projected in the AIDS conference (London), attended by more than 150 health professionals and Government...

Needle-Free Injection System Ideal for Pandemic Outbreaks

Medical International Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:MDLH) Needle– Free Injection System, designed specifically to allow fast, accurate and safe injections, is rapidly moving toward establishing itself as a valuable instrument in the fight against disease // in both humans and animals. With its patented ability to adjust pressure and volume to meet varied conditions Med-Jet(human) and Agro-Jet(animal)...

U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said that the lethal avian flu is rapidly spreading around the world which will soon infect wild birds// and domesticated flocks in the United States. ....Leavitt at a congressional panel told the senators that it's just a matter of time that wild birds and possibly poultry flocks would contract the disease. ....Leavitt said that a public...

Quebec arming itself to combat a potential influenza pandemic

Quebec is gearing itself for a probable influenza pandemic, and its effects on 2.6 million people. Everyone in Quebec seem to be gripped with concern and at a press conference , Health Minister Philippe// Couillard said "The government is taking measures so that from the beginning of the epidemic we're able to limit the number of hospitalizations and deaths.'' ....Quebec has its plan ready, to f...

A Bird-Flu Pandemic Is Detrimental To Global Economic Growth: Report

A Bird flu pandemic spells doom for global economic growth. According to bank economist Sherry Cooper, it is estimated that a pandemic could cause a dent of two to six percentage out of global economic growth. // The effect could be felt in birth rate reductions and older populations, which will lead to continued labor shortages. ....Cooper, the chief economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns, has been gett...

Bird Flu Pandemic Study: Clerical & Support Staff May Stay At Home

The results of a new survey suggests that approximately 50% of the public health workforce, would stay at home in the event of a bird flu pandemic. // A majority of these public health workers would be clerical and technical support staff. ....More than 308 public health workers in Maryland were surveyed, out of which nearly 46.2% expressed that they would not report for work during a pandemic....

Bush Unveils Latest Blueprint for Handling Bird Flu Pandemic

According to President George W. Bush's latest blueprint for handling a pandemic, state and local health officials would be responsible for coordinating// the battle against an outbreak of lethal influenza in the U.S. ..While the plans have been laid by the federal government to decrease the risk of a pandemic and its transmission, ``the center of gravity of the pandemic response, however, will...

Adequate preparation in Ottawa for pandemic

Federal Health Minister Tony Clement has said that anti-virals will be made available to every Canadian who gets ill during a pandemic//. This was part of Canada’s preparation efforts to combat a potential pandemic. ....The Minister said, "We want everyone who is ill to receive treatment. A strategy is now in place to make sure everyone who needs drugs will get them." ....Several programs have...

EU Countries Pushed To Make All the Preparation to Handle the Bird Flu Pandemic

In order to effectively handle the situation in case of an outbreak of bird flu pandemic European Union (EU) are urged to make all necessary preparation.// They are asked to appoint a bird flu tsar. A top EU official said that European Union would also have to look harder at immediate practical measures and implement it in each of the bloc's 25 countries. ..He said that their problem is that the...

Statins Could Play Important Role In Influenza Pandemic

A new study in the July 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases says that cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could be very useful// in the event of an influenza pandemic. They are also readily available. ....Statins lower "bad" cholesterol levels in the blood by blocking the liver's production of cholesterol. Statins may further protect the heart by regulating the immune system and red...

Flu Pandemic Predicted to be 1000 September 11ths

Doctors are being warned that a flu pandemic across UK would be like "1,000 September 11ths" with preparations for it "woefully inadequate. // ..According to Dr Steve Hajioff while addressing the British Medical Association's annual conference, stockpiling anti-viral drugs is not as important as getting fuel, transport and water companies to get ready for a flu pandemic. ..He said: "We are expe...

AIDS: Why the pandemic outpaces us

As the disease strides ahead with greater determination from obscurity to a global emergency, the question before each nation should be: why is the pandemic// outpacing us, or are countries acting too slowly to address the menace that has killed 25 million people and affected another 40 million worldwide? ....In early June, when heads of state gathered in New York for the review meeting to the U...

Funds Allocated to Illinois and Chicago to Prepare in Case of a Flu Pandemic

Federal officials made a formal announcement about providing Illinois and Chicago with additional financial assistance to the tune of millions of dollars//, for executing plans to combat influenza pandemic. Health officials have been perturbed about cases of bird flu in Europe and Asia, which has also raised concerns of an impending worldwide pandemic. .. ..The U.S. Health and Human Services Sec...

AIDS Pandemic Slows Population Growth In South Africa

Declining fertility levels and rising AIDS deaths have resulted in declining population growth in South Africa.// ....In a report published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), statistician-general, Pali Lehohla, has said that declining fertility levels from 2.86 children per woman in 2001 to 2.73 children this year as well as the impact of the HIV and AIDS pandemic had resulted in decreased p...

Blood Transfusions To Control Bird Flu Pandemic

US Researchers believe that the transfusions of blood products from recovering patients may help reduce the number of deaths due to bird flu in case of a pandemic in// future. ....The researchers say that during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920, the patients who received blood transfusions from people who had recovered had improved the condition of the people who were still suffering from t...

Bird-Flu Pandemic will be a Huge Financial Drain, says World Bank

Singapore – An earlier estimation of eight hundred billion dollars by The World Bank as possible economic fallout of a grave bird-flu pandemic//, has gone in for further reckoning. A threadbare financial analysis has revealed that costs could be up to two trillion U.S dollars, as revealed by the World Bank during the annual IMF-World Bank meeting. .. ..Speaking to reporters at the meeting, James...

Flu Pandemic Could Cost Global Economy $2 Trillion

A severe flu pandemic could cost the global economy up to $2 trillion or 4.8 percent of the world's gross domestic product, the World Bank said on Sunday.// ....In a worst-case scenario, 70 million people, or 1 percent of those infected, could die from the virus that had spread beyond East Asia to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ....Developing countries would be the worst hit, with mortality...

Fears of Pandemic Flu makes Americans Ready for Change

Most Americans are ready to make major changes in their lives and cooperate with public health officials' recommendations when faced with serious outbreak of pandemic flu according to the latest national survey // conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Project on the Public and Biological Security. ....However, the survey also finds that a substantial share of Americans would hav...

Adequate Ground Work before a Pandemic Necessary

A woman in Connecticut is making news stock piling for a potential flu pandemic, since she feels the threat is looming, so it is better// to be adequately prepared for it. Stocks have been hoarded in the pantry and garage of her home, which is filled up to tide over a severe calamity. ...."We probably have preps for three months in this area. I might be a little bit overkill but people are not p...

Scinetists Alert to Onset of Pandemic through Bird flu Mutations to Humans

Comparison of influenza viruses found in birds with the avian virus that have infected human hosts has revealed key genetic changes to researchers indicating pandemic strains// of bird flu. ....The research has been reported in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Nature which illustrates the genetic changes required for the H5N1 avian influenza virus that makes it adaptable enough to recognize the...

Pandemic Planning for Hospitals

Australian hospitals must plan for the possibility that crucial infrastructure such as power and telephones may fail in the event of an //influenza pandemic, biosecurity and health specialists have warned in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia. ....In a special influenza pandemic supplement, Mr Ralf Itzwerth, a medical sociologist from the National Centre for Immunisation Resea...

GPs Vital in a Flu Pandemic

Australia's GP workforce would have to be redistributed to cope with a major influenza pandemic, general practice experts said in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia. // ....As part of a special influenza pandemic supplement, Sydney GP Dr Nick Collins and colleagues outlined key strategies that GPs need to consider in planning for a pandemic. ....'Some areas of Australia are w...

Toll of a Potential Flu Pandemic Runs into Millions

A ballpark estimate of the repercussions of a potential flu pandemic showed that nearly 62 million people worldwide, most of them from the underprivileged nations, could pay// with their life. .. ..The figures seem to toe the line of the infamous 1918 Spanish flu, which wiped out nearly 20 million people in a single sweep. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University o...

Are We Prepared for Flu Pandemic?

MARGARET CHAN, the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), is calling for renewed vigilance against avian flu.// ..She’s right. Recent outbreaks in South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam have been reported. There’s no confirmation yet, but the death of an Indonesian recently was probably due to a mutated H5N1 virus that could be transmitted from person to person. In any case, flu...

Scientists Assess Risk of Flu Pandemic Spread Via Global Airlines

An Indiana University School of Informatics-led team of researchers has constructed a model that predicts how an emerging pandemic influenza might spread across the globe// by airliners. ....The study, "Modeling the Worldwide Spread of Pandemic Influenza: Baseline Case and Containment Intervention," appears in the January issue of the journal PLoS Medicine. The model they devised is said to be t...
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