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2005-12-08 01:27:52

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday planned an exercise to see just how poorly prepared the country is to cope with a avian flu pandemic, even as lawmakers in Congress debated how much to spend for U.S. preparations.

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2005-12-08 01:25:00

The White House on Wednesday planned an exercise to see just how poorly prepared the country is to cope with a avian flu pandemic, even as lawmakers in Congress debated how much to spend for U.S. preparations.

2005-12-02 12:50:00

The lungs of avian flu victims are racked by infections, clogged with pus and surrounded by fluid, and the severity of the symptoms can predict whether the patients will survive, researchers said on Friday.

2005-12-01 12:50:00

Indian generic drug company Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. said on Thursday that it was prepared to produce large quantities of Tamiflu for the United States to help meet the threat of avian flu and was in talks with the drug's maker, Roche Holding AG.

2005-11-28 17:45:00

Vaccinating chickens against avian flu can prevent a major outbreak of the disease by preventing birds from passing on the virus, Dutch scientists said in a study published on Monday.

2005-11-28 17:45:00

Vaccinating chickens against avian flu can prevent a major outbreak of the disease by preventing birds from passing on the virus, Dutch scientists said in a study published on Monday.

2005-10-28 13:41:22

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is enrolling volunteers in a study to test a new vaccine that targets avian flu, the first such vaccine against the virus. The Vanderbilt trial, led by Kathryn Edwards, M.D., will test the new vaccine in nearly 100 individuals 65 years of age and over. It is the second phase of a national study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

2005-10-27 16:20:25

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. plan for tackling a possible pandemic of avian flu will include better disease reporting as well as stockpiles of vaccines and drugs, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said on Thursday.

2005-10-27 17:52:02

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, increasingly concerned with the possibility of a deadly influenza pandemic, on Thursday approved nearly $8 billion to help the government stockpile vaccines and other drugs to fight the disease.

2005-09-29 18:20:05

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate passed legislation on Thursday to add $4 billion to the U.S. fight against deadly avian flu by stocking up on anti-viral drugs and increasing global surveillance of the disease.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.