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2005-11-02 18:51:54

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials said on Wednesday they have persuaded drug makers to speed delivery of medications to fight influenza, including a possible bird flu pandemic, as part of $7.1 billion plan they also hope will modernize the vaccine industry.

2005-11-02 16:37:56

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials said on Wednesday they have persuaded drug makers to speed delivery of medications to fight influenza, including a possible bird flu pandemic, as part of $7.1 billion plan they also hope will modernize the vaccine industry.

2005-11-02 15:16:37

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration sent officials to Congress on Wednesday to explain details of its $7.1 billion avian influenza pandemic plan, but was already under attack from critics who said it offered too little, too late.

2005-11-02 12:04:54

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration sent officials to Congress on Wednesday to explain details of its $7.1 billion avian influenza pandemic plan, but was already under attack from critics who said it offered too little, too late.

2005-10-29 03:25:19

By Nguyen Nhat Lam HANOI (Reuters) - Two people showing symptoms of the bird flu virus have died in the past week in Vietnam, where the disease has already killed more than 40 people, hospital officials said on Saturday.

2005-10-28 14:10:00

By Bill Berkrot and Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. demand for Tamiflu appears to be surging, industry experts said on Thursday, suggesting some people are hoarding the antiviral drug amid fears of a bird flu pandemic.

2005-10-27 18:59:11

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poultry workers, cullers and veterinarians should wear special clothing and take antiviral drugs to protect them from bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

2005-10-27 11:05:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European influenza experts have developed the first human vaccine for a virulent strain of bird flu that may be able to jump from poultry to humans, the EU's executive Commission said on Thursday.

2005-10-27 07:39:16

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The calls have been pouring in to Dr. Howard Bennett's pediatrics office in Washington -- parents wanting prescriptions of Tamiflu to protect themselves and their children in case avian flu becomes a human pandemic.

2005-10-27 07:20:38

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The calls have been pouring in to Dr. Howard Bennett's pediatrics office in Washington -- parents wanting prescriptions of Tamiflu to protect themselves and their children in case avian flu becomes a human pandemic.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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