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India May not Face Bird Flu Outbreak

...and possible to isolate and treat. We have started stockpiling for such emergencies and are exploring the possibility of developing vaccines in India. In case of an epidemic, compulsory licensing is always an option, but it’s not needed now,” said Health minister Raadoss....

Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu

... problem if it does occur in India and also ensure stockpiling of sufficient drugs. The group will network with international agencies like the WHO and exchange information regularly. Health Secretary P.K.Hota said: 'While the inter-group consultations would take place everyday, the Cabinet Secretary would rev...

Tamiflu Shortage Can Be Better Handled By Combining It With Probenecid

... sensible enough particularly when Governments are stockpiling Tamiflu (that is in scarce supply) to manage influenza pandemic in case the need arises. The acute shortage can be better handled with the innovative proposal. If it were proved right, half a dose of Tamiflu with probenecid would be as effective as a...

US Airlines Worried About Bird Flu In Passengers

...ective against the virus and nations are currently stockpiling the same....

Japan planning Strategies to combat Bird flu

...Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will monitor stockpiling and procurement of new antiviral drugs Tamiflu if required. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be responsible for control and spread of bird flu infection among poultry. The foreign ministry will be responsible for monitoring mo...

Roche confirms Tamiflu production talks in US

...ase the world's supply of Tamiflu as countries are stockpiling the drug in preparation for a possible bird flu pandemic. The Basel-based firm confirmed on Thursday that it was in talks with Teva Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Laboratories, but declined to provide the names of any other companies. "Roche is in adv...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Stockpiling Of Food And Medicine In America

...ect every aspect of human life. Although the above stockpiling measure would be of a limited help, it would at least minimize the social impact of service disruption. “Our goal here is to help people prepare, not to panic. Through preparation people can gain peace of mind knowing they’ve done what they can do”...

Tamiflu substrate produced from Bioengineered Bacteria

...f bird flu pandemic as increased which has lead to stockpiling of large quantities of Tamiflu, antiviral bird flu drug by many countries//. U.S. has stocked more than 4 million Tamiflu drugs and many countries have started producing the generic version of the drug Tamiflu manufactured by the Swiss pharmaceutical...

World Bank urges $ 1 billion to fight bird flu

...flu but said that the money should not be used for stockpiling bird flu drugs or vaccines in a particular region or country but should serve the entire world and mostly should help fight bird flu in poor countries. The meeting also emphasized that control of the animal strain of bird flu is very important and re...

Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic

...The emergency plan of the province is inclusive of stockpiling of 12.4 million doses of Tamiflu. A modern laboratory estimated at $ 40 million is planned at the Medical and Related Sciences (MaRS) complex. More microbiologists are also planned to be recruited. The outbreak of rubella in Oxford County during t...

U.S. unprepared to tackle bird flu

...d that the national government are responsible for stockpiling of vaccines and anti-viral drugs. The state and the local government were left to tend for themselves. President George W. Bush requested $7.1 billion to handle bird flu epidemic but the Congress provided only $3.3 billion. The money is manly for vac...

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

...funds were being allocated for vaccine production, stockpiling other medical supplies, disease detection and community readiness. North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad the senior Democrat on the committee said that the additional $2.3 billion was not enough to tackle the avian flu. U.S. poultry flocks have suffered ...

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

... prepare for the threat of a pandemic situation by stockpiling anti-viral drugs. Oseltamivir and zanamivir are considered the first line of defence against the bird flu virus. They work by inhibiting neuraminidase, an enzyme essential for the release of recently formed virus particles from infected cells. The...

Singapore's AVA Advocates "Bio-Segregation" To Combat Bird Flu

...tional Development told the Parliament. The AVA is stockpiling vaccine from Holland and says that it will have 2.2 million doses by April. This should be enough for all poultry in the country....

Companies Not Doing Enough To Fight Bird Flu

... helping workers protect their health" rather than stockpiling protective equipment like gloves and masks in a bi...dress the issue of pandemic." Only 41 percent were stockpiling sterile masks and gloves, while 73 percent were working on employee health-risk mitigation training....

Scientists To Re-Evaluate Bird Flu Threat

...uld not be as devastating as the previous one. The stockpiling of bird flu drugs and vaccines with a limited shelf life is believed to be a waste of available resources and aggravate general panic about bird flu. Critics however argue that it is a representation of effective crisis management....

Supercomputers To Assist In Thwarting Bird Flu Epidemic In Future

...lts, combinations of mitigation strategies such as stockpiling vaccines or antiviral agents, along with social distancing measures could be particularly effective in slowing pandemic flu spread in the U.S.,” added Longini. The results show that advance preparation of a modestly effective vaccine in large quant...

Joint Effort among Various Nations to Tackle Bird Flu

...nnot be vaccinated. The researchers say government stockpiling of antiviral drugs varies greatly between countrie...r and is constantly changing. Roche announced that stockpiling of about 3m treatment courses of Tamiflu was complete. The Swiss company said that it would store ha...

Bush Unveils Latest Blueprint for Handling Bird Flu Pandemic

...peed up the manufacture of flu vaccines as well as stockpiling medicines. Surveillance strengthening and helping states to prepare for a pandemic are also part of the plan. The report said that a lethal flu outbreak in the U.S. could cause between 200,000 and 2 million deaths as well as disrupt everything fr...

Flu Pandemic Predicted to be 1000 September 11ths

...e 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 expecting a real flu pandemic of the kind we have not seen for years and this is one of the biggest catastrophes. ...

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