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2005-12-29 20:20:09

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday. Thirty-one counties in China have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 in poultry this year, although only one county remains under isolation and there have been no new outbreaks for three weeks, according to Chinese state media. But the fear among...

2005-12-29 12:48:19

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed its seventh human infection -- and third human death -- from bird flu on Thursday, after officials revealed a 41-year old factory worker died from the disease over a week ago. The victim, a woman surnamed Zhou, died on December 21 and lived in Sanming City in eastern China's Fujian province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing China's Ministry of Health. Like previous human victims of the H5N1 virus in China, she...

2005-12-29 09:47:27

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has confirmed its seventh human case of the H5N1 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday. The infected person was a 41-year-old factory worker in southern Fujian province. The infected person died on December 21, Xinhua cited a health ministry report as saying.

2005-12-29 05:45:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday. Thirty-one counties in China have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 in poultry this year, although only one county remains under isolation and there have been no new outbreaks for three weeks, according to Chinese state media. But the fear among experts is that the...

2005-12-29 05:40:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday. Thirty-one counties in China have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 in poultry this year, although only one county remains under isolation and there have been no new outbreaks for three weeks, according to Chinese state media. But the fear among experts is that the...

2005-12-25 22:39:42

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will begin mass-production of a new bird flu vaccine for poultry by the end of the month that could also help in the development of a vaccine to protect people, state media said on Monday. The new vaccine -- 1 billion shots of which are expected to have been produced by year-end -- will be used alongside existing vaccines from next year, the China Daily said, quoting chief veterinarian Jia Youling. The live vaccine, which will also work against another...

2005-12-23 10:57:06

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged China on Friday to share samples from its bird flu outbreaks in animals and warned that human cases could be going unreported because of its weak healthcare system. Shigeru Omi, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said no viruses had been made available from China's 31 reported outbreaks in poultry this year, despite requests to the Ministry of Agriculture. "If we received these samples from animals...

2005-12-21 15:55:46

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Diagnostic test maker Inverness Medical Innovations on Wednesday said the ability of its rapid flu test to detect bird flu in humans has not been established. The company issued a press release to clarify a statement it put out last week, when it announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Binax Inc., had obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to include an avian influenza claim for its BinaxNOW A Influenza A & B Test. "Inverness recognizes that...

2005-12-21 15:55:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Diagnostic test maker Inverness Medical Innovations on Wednesday said the ability of its rapid flu test to detect bird flu in humans has not been established. The company issued a press release to clarify a statement it put out last week, when it announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Binax Inc., had obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to include an avian influenza claim for its BinaxNOW A Influenza A & B Test. "Inverness recognizes that the title...

2005-12-20 10:46:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States are cooperating on efforts to understand deadly bird flu, a major shift from Beijing's handling of SARS, U.S. National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni said on Tuesday. "There is a definite willingness to be completely cooperative, be completely transparent and to exchange samples with the WHO and with other partners so we can track the genetic changes," he told a news conference in Beijing. "I think it is remarkable as...


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