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2014-03-03 04:22:47

ZEIST, The Netherlands, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade to BSL-3 level answers growing global demand for testing facilities Introduction of a Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and development of special techniques allow Dutch TNO Triskelion to test vaccines against deadly viruses like avian flu and SARS. With this step the contract research organisation responds to a globally growing demand for testing facilities for the development of drugs against these...

2008-10-10 12:10:00

Chances of surviving a deadly avian flu pandemic would likely increase with hands-on therapy, even without antiviral drugs, a U.S. health newsletter says. Integrative manual therapy in the area of the spleen and liver, for instance, would help fluid, blood and lymph flow appropriately, significantly boosting people's immune systems and helping them endure the feared pandemic, The Burnham Review said. The avian H5N1 flu -- spreading from birds to other animals and people in Asia, Europe and...

2006-07-21 13:24:00

LONDON (Reuters) - European regulators have given a green light to the first two avian influenza vaccines for use in birds, the European Medicines Agency said on Friday. The decision means vaccines will be available to control avian flu in chickens and ducks in the high-risk autumn and winter 2006 period. Both vaccines -- from Intervet, a unit of Akzo Nobel, and Fort Dodge Animal Health, part of Wyeth -- reduce mortality and virus excretion in vaccinated birds exposed to infection....

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2006-05-12 19:40:00

CUMMING, Ga. -- Going to the Milford family chicken farm is like trying to infiltrate a high-security medical lab. After the car's wheels are sprayed down with disinfectant, visitors are outfitted with blue biohazard suits, clear boot coveralls, tight latex gloves and lunch-lady hairnets. Then, before entering the chicken coop, guests must immerse their feet in a soupy but powerful iodine cleanser. Like other poultry farmers across the country, the Milfords are taking extreme precautions to...

2006-03-01 15:35:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials on Wednesday said they have purchased more than 14 million courses of antiviral treatments from Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic among humans. The Department of Health and Human Services ordered 12.4 million courses of Roche's Tamiflu and 1.75 million courses of Glaxo's Relenza, it said in a statement. The agency has already purchased 5.5 million courses of antiviral drugs for its government...

2005-12-22 18:09:46

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives passed a $453.3 billion defense spending bill on Thursday, which included $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and funding for other needs including rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The bill, which now goes to President George W. Bush for his signature, was approved by the Senate on Wednesday after Democrats forced the Republican majority to strip from it a measure opening an...

2005-12-19 14:47:02

SAN DIEGO "“ (Dec. 19, 2005) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) is making significant strides in the battle against the avian "bird" flu, with pre-clinical trials under way on a potential treatment conceived by one of its scientists. The Institute, a not-for-profit organization whose cutting-edge research focuses on infectious diseases and other immune system disorders, is also developing information for a "universal" flu vaccine, as well as researching a...

2005-12-18 22:23:06

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Sunday tentatively agreed to earmark $3.78 billion to prepare for a possible avian flu epidemic, about half what the Senate and White House had wanted for stockpiling anti-viral drugs and vaccines and helping communities plan for a health crisis. The Senate had wanted $8 billion, and President Bush last month requested $7 billion but faced resistance from fiscal conservatives. The bill does not include a provision sought by...

2005-12-13 15:50:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had warned nine companies to stop marketing "bogus" flu products. The products, including capsules that allegedly contain bacteria from dirt and other assorted immune system "boosters," all claim or claimed to help prevent or treat avian flu. "FDA is not aware of any scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety or effectiveness of these products for treating or...


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