Latest bird flu Stories
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on world leaders on Thursday to pool resources including antivirals and vaccines to ensure that all countries are equipped against a feared human influenza pandemic.
By Joeal Calupitan and Dolly Aglay TAGAYTAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations vowed on Friday to curb bird flu in the next three years as the United Nations warned the virus could mutate and kill up to 150 million people.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary could make 50 million vaccines for bird flu, mostly for export, the health authority chief said after he and the health minister became the first participants in the country's human trials of the immunization.
Hungary could make 50 million vaccines for bird flu, mostly for export, the health authority chief said after he and the health minister became the first participants in the country's human trials of the immunization.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian company CSL Ltd will begin human trials of a bird flu vaccine next month as the government warned travelers on Thursday about an outbreak of the deadly virus in parts of Asia.
By Michael Perry NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - The initial outbreak of a bird flu pandemic may not be very contagious, affecting only a few people, giving the world just weeks to contain the deadly virus before it spreads and kills millions.
Clutching squealing chickens or carrying them in straw baskets on the back of bicycles, scores of Vietnamese villagers dutifully deliver their home-bred poultry to be injected with bird flu vaccine.
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global corporations are crafting emergency plans for remote work sites and stockpiles of masks and antiviral medicines in case dire predictions of a worldwide bird flu pandemic come true.
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Two German state governments have issued orders to keep poultry inside pens in some areas to prevent bird flu being spread by migrating wild birds.
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday it would toughen defenses against the potential arrival of bird flu in the country, reinforcing checks at airports and building stockpiles of vaccines in the event of a human pandemic.
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