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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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2005-12-04 11:35:00

As biotechnology companies suddenly refocus their profit mission to the new threat - and investors drive stock prices to new highs - some analysts wonder if these endeavors could face the same fate Vical met with its rapid response to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.

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.

2005-11-25 11:28:02

By Marie Frail BEIJING (Reuters) - China's home-grown human bird flu vaccine is at least a year away from hitting the market but clinical tests on people have been approved by the government, head of the research drug company said on Friday.

2005-11-25 09:19:32

By Marie Frail BEIJING (Reuters) - China's home-grown human bird flu vaccine is at least a year away from hitting the market but clinical tests on people have been approved by the government, head of the research drug company said on Friday.

2005-11-25 07:25:10

By Marie Frail BEIJING (Reuters) - China's home-grown human bird flu vaccine is at least a year away from hitting the market but clinical tests on people have been approved by the government, head of the research drug company said on Friday.

2005-11-22 19:17:08

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Citing a need to protect Americans from bird flu and other diseases, U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed regulatory changes requiring airlines and shipping firms to hand over passenger and crew lists on demand and expand how they report serious illnesses.

2005-11-22 06:47:12

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ordered doctors on Tuesday to restrict influenza vaccinations to people aged over 65 and other vulnerable groups as fears over bird flu sparked a run on its emergency reserve.

2005-11-22 06:34:57

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ordered doctors on Tuesday to restrict influenza vaccinations to people aged over 65 and other vulnerable groups as fears over bird flu sparked a run on its emergency reserve.


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