Latest bird flu Stories
Swiss drug maker Roche is boosting output of its flu drug Tamiflu by a third in order to meet increased demand from governments building stockpiles to deal with a potential pandemic triggered by bird flu.
An Indonesia-Japan venture said on Thursday it has created what it believes is a more effective bird flu vaccine for poultry and hopes to quickly boost production to help nations fight the deadly H5N1 flu strain.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain took a strong stand on Wednesday against the use of bird flu vaccines for poultry, approved the same day by the EU, saying they could hide and spread the disease.
Bird flu vaccines mask the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus and fail to offer a general solution to the spread of the disease, Britain's farm ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
India began a door-to-door search for people with fever on Monday, quarantining six people in hospital as the world's second most populous nation tried to contain its first outbreak of bird flu.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - India began a door-to-door search for people with fever on Monday, quarantining three babies in hospital as the world's second most populous nation tried to contain its first outbreak of bird flu.
By Hari Ramachandran NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's poultry product exporters, hit by the first cases of bird flu, fear major losses unless the government acts immediately to reassure importing nations over food safety, a trade official said on Monday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it was sending a team of 7 or 8 experts to Nigeria to try to prevent human cases of bird flu after outbreaks in poultry.
Two Indonesian women from an area just east of the capital are in hospital after local tests showed they had the H5N1 bird flu virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday.
Iraq was treating six patients from the same part of northern Iraq for suspected bird flu on Monday as international experts began to help the war-ravaged country fight the virus.
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