Latest bird flu Stories

2009-03-18 09:06:42

A new computerized method of testing could help world health officials better identify flu vaccines that are effective against multiple strains of the disease.

2009-03-03 13:44:05

A vaccine to protect humans from a bird flu pandemic is within reach after a new discovery by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia

2009-02-24 13:25:00

If a bird flu pandemic were to break out today, it would take the world’s drug manufacturers four years to meet the demand.

2009-02-04 14:01:09

Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, said Wednesday, that about 220 million doses of Tamiflu, the vaccine against bird flu, are in the hands of governments worldwide.

2009-01-30 07:22:34

Thursday, researchers in Japan said they had developed a flu vaccine that works against multiple viruses and might prevent a deadly pandemic of bird flu mutations.

2009-01-20 10:01:57

Chinese officials say a 16-year-old boy is hospitalized with avian influenza, the fourth case of bird flu reported in China this month. The boy fell ill on January 8 in Guizhou Province and is hospitalized in Huaihua City in critical condition.

2008-10-12 09:15:00

Calling it the "nuttiest thing" he’d ever heard, Defense Secretary Robert Gates laughed off claims by Indonesia’s health minister that shipments of bird flu virus to a US research laboratory had been halted for fear Washington might use them to make biological weapons.

2008-08-25 11:45:00

Researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.

2008-07-16 09:58:20

Scientists and researchers have taken a big step closer to a cure for the most common strain of avian influenza, or "bird flu," the potential pandemic that has claimed more than 200 lives and infected nearly 400 people in 14 countries since it was identified in 2003.

2006-08-24 10:37:26

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Leading scientists called on Thursday for the establishment of a global consortium to share genetic data from bird flu cases, deemed vital for tracking mutations and developing a vaccine against a human pandemic.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.