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2006-03-16 08:25:00

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.

2006-03-09 08:20:00

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.

2006-02-22 10:35:00

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.

2006-02-22 07:55:00

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.

2006-02-20 09:05:00

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.

2006-02-20 08:30:00

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.

2006-02-20 08:40:00

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.

2006-02-10 06:01:00

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.

2006-02-08 21:55:00

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.

2006-02-06 08:55:00

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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