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French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has completed production of an additional $50 million worth of bulk-concentrate vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu for the U.S. government, the company said on Monday.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led efforts to fight bird flu -- so far focused on Southeast Asia -- need to be extended to North Korea and other pariah regimes as well as to vulnerable Africa, U.S. officials said on Friday.
U.S. regulators have approved a new, faster test for diagnosing strains of bird flu in humans suspected of being infected with the virus, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Friday.
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new survey shows that Americans fear car accidents, terror attacks, hurricanes and other natural disasters more than they fear bird flu.
A new survey shows that Americans fear car accidents, terror attacks, hurricanes and other natural disasters more than they fear bird flu.
By Twana Osman SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A 14-year-old girl who died in northern Iraq this month had bird flu, Iraq's health minister said on Monday, despite the World Health Organization having initially discounted the virus as the cause of death.
By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators may allow national governments to vaccinate poultry flocks as a precaution against the spread of dangerous strains of bird flu, officials said on Monday. Until now, vaccination has been allowed only in limited circumstances.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.
By Selcuk Gokoluk ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey accused its neighbors on Friday of hushing up outbreaks of bird flu, complicating the fight against a virus that has killed four Turkish children.
Tamiflu, the drug which many governments have stockpiled to ward off a deadly bird flu pandemic, appears to be an effective treatment for the disease if administered early enough, its maker Roche Holding AG said.
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