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January 24, 2007

Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Case Confirmed In South Korea

Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Case Confirmed In South Korea
South Korean authorities have just confirmed that breeding chickens in Chonan, 55 miles south of the capital Seoul, were infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus strain. This is the fifth outbreak in the country during the last three months. Preparations are underway to cull over one-quarter of a million birds within half-a-kilometer of the farm, say officials from the Ministry of Agriculture. Measures to stem the spread of the virus also include a total restriction in the movement of birds and eggs within a 10 kilometer radius of the infected area.
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WHO | Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 4

WHO | Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update 4
The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 26-year-old woman from West Java Province developed symptoms on 11 January and died in hospital on 19 January. Initial investigations of the source of her infection indicate that the woman had been involved in the slaughter of sick chickens in the days prior to symptom onset. Of the 80 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 62 have been fatal.
Posted by ojcius to INDONESIA AvianFlu H5N1 on Tue Jan 23 2007 at 05:42 UTC | info

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Nigeria: Two human H5N1 deaths?

Via ThisDay Online, a Nigerian news source: Bird flu death suspected in Lagos.

A mother and daughter, who recently died in mysterious circumstances in Lagos, have been suspected to have died of the deadly bird flu disease, thus, giving rise to speculations of a possible human-to-human infection of the disease in the country.

The two were said to have died within two weeks after they allegedly ate a chicken the mother bought for the family during the Christmas and New Year celebrations at a popular chicken market along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

While the mother died on the January 4, the daughter also lost her life January 17.

According to information, after the daugher’s death, the father was said to have ordered an autopsy of the girl as well as his dead wife.

The result of the autopsy suspected bird flu disease as the cause of their deaths and it was after this that the father also disclosed that one of the chickens they had bought during the festive season had died mysteriously and they had to quickly slaughter the rest before they could face similar fate.

THISDAY gathered that the family has since been quarantined while further investigations are being carried out by officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO spokesman, Mr. Austine Ogbide, in a telephone chat with THISDAY, confirmed that WHO is “aware of the case of a woman and her daughter who allegedly died after consuming a chicken”, but was quick to warn that the “cause of their deaths was yet to be determined”.

He also said the chicken is still being diagnosed and that it may not be proper to conclude that the mother and daughter were killed as a result of the chicken.

He added that WHO is still waiting for the outcome of the investigations after which it would make a definitive statement. UNICEF record shows that over 300 people world over have been reported to have contacted the disease, and out of the figure, about 68 people have been reported to have died.

If the ongoing investigation confirms that both mother and daughter died as a result of the disease, it would be the first case of human-to-human transmission of the virus in the country.

I have serious reservations about this story. We don't have reasons for the autopsy to indicate H5N1, and the last paragraph doesn't make any sense at all. Both mother and daughter are supposed to have eaten the chicken, so we have no evidence for H2H transmission.

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'Cat owners at risk of bird flu' - This is London

'Cat owners at risk of bird flu'
This is London, UK - 1 hour ago
The latest study by an Indonesian university follows reports of unusually large numbers of dead cats being found near outbreaks of H5N1, the bird flu virus. ...
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Indonesia Confirms New Human Bird Flu Death

... An Indonesian Health Ministry spokesman has confirmed that a woman, aged 19, from the West Java town of Garut, died in hospital last Friday as a result of H5N1 bird flu infection. This brings the total number of human deaths in Indonesia to 62, the highest in the world. This is the fifth human death in the country during the last two weeks - one ...
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World is years away from controlling bird flu: WHO

World is years away from controlling bird flu: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is years away from stamping out bird flu
in poultry, and the threat of a human pandemic will remain until it
does, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Addressing the U.N. agency's 34-state executive board, WHO

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Second bird flu outbreak confirmed in north-east Thailand

Bangkok- Thailand Tuesday confirmed its second bird flu
outbreak this year at a chicken farm in Nong Khai province, where 236
birds died over the weekend.
Laboratory tests confirmed that the cause of death was the H5N1
strain of avian influenza, said Livestock Development Department
director-general Pirom Srichan.

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Vietnam faces shortage of bird flu vaccine

Vietnam faces shortage of bird flu vaccine
The Vietnamese government warned of a shortage of bird flu vaccines
because of the increase in illegal hatching of waterfowl in many
In an announcement Wednesday, the Veterinary Department blamed local
authorities for the continued breeding of free-range ducks despite a

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Bird flu kills geese in Hungary

Bird flu kills geese in Hungary
The first outbreak of bird flu in the European Union this year has been
confirmed after the EU Commission said the highly pathogenic H5N1
strain had been found in dead geese in Hungary.
"The European Commission has been informed by the Hungarian authorities
today of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Csongrad

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Nigeria records another avian flu outbreak

Abuja- More than 3,000 poultry birds were culled in
northern Nigeria Wednesday amid fears of another bird flu outbreak,
authorities said.
The outbreak occurred in the Girei council area of northern
Adamawa State. The state's commissioner for animal production, Salihu
Bello, said the birds were killed to prevent a further spread and

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Biological Hazard/Asia

Japanese authorities are checking if bird flu killed more than 200
chickens at a poultry farm in southwestern Japan, the Agriculture
Ministry said today. If confirmed, it would be the second outbreak this
month of the H5N1 bird flu virus, which can be fatal to humans. The
farm, which has about 50,000 birds, is situated in Hyuga in Miyazaki

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January 17, 2007

By the Rivers of Tamiflu -- Enserink 2007 (109): 3 -- ScienceNOW

By the Rivers of Tamiflu -- Enserink 2007 (109): 3 -- ScienceNOW
The antiviral drug Tamiflu may save many lives if the world faces an influenza pandemic. But widespread use could inadvertently create new hazards, according to a new study. Significant amounts of the drug would be excreted, then flushed down toilets and end up in surface water, where it might trigger resistance in flu-infected water birds or pose unknown environmental threats. Although the researchers don't argue against the use of Tamiflu, they say the risks of its use on a large scale should be better studied.
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Another H5N1 paper that tells us what we thought we knew was wrong

There once was a nice tidy story about why avian influenza viruses infected birds and human influenza viruses infected humans and pigs were the "mixing vessel" that brought them together so they could reassort their genetic innards. It went something like this. The avian virus can only attach to and thus infect cells that have a specific kind of receptor on their surface. The receptor was a terminal sialic acid with a particular linkage to the underlying cellular glycoprotein (for more on this see our four part primer on glycoproteins beginning here). For birds the linkage was designated α2,3NeuAc and for humans it was α2,6NeuAc. Pigs had both in their respiratory tract so either virus could infect them. Hence the "mixing vessel." Not.

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Details from Jakarta

Last night I heard from a person in Jakarta who prefers to remain anonymous but who has been fairly close to the investigations into the recent H5N1 cases. Here's a paraphrase of what this person sent:

About the four recent confirmed cases:

(1) A 14-year old boy from West Jakarta who had contact with chickens. He died on January 10. His relatives were also under surveillance, but test results turned to be negative.

(2) A 37-year old woman from Serpong, Banten province. Her husband slaughtered a chicken and she plucked its feathers on December 29. By January 1 she was ill. She died on January 11. Her husband and son were later admitted to the hospital as well.

(3) A 22-year old woman from Tangerang, Banten province. I have extra details on her. She died early this morning, Friday, at 00:25 a.m.

* The neighbourhood has a lot of chickens and pigeons. A lot of chickens and pigeons in the neighborhood. Ducks are also supposed to be there too, but we couldn't see any that afternoon.

* On December 30, the woman, AA, went to a wet market to buy chicken for the Muslim celebrations of Idul Adha as requested by her mother. Her mother lives nearby.

* In front of where AA lived there are houses, and beyond them is a small, open chicken slaughterhouse where some 30-40 chickens are killed each day. It's an open field, also used as the community garbage dump. The local people dump their garbage there; the landowner, who also owns the slaughterhouse, burns the garbage every afternoon. Slaughtering takes place every morning. I saw several coops filled with chickens. Some seemed ill: they were losing feathers and couldn't move their feet.

(4) A 27-year old woman from South Jakarta. I am not aware of her case details yet. She died late last night.

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Cats and H5N1

Via Malaysia's New Straits Times: Bird flu update: Alarm as infected stray cats roam the streets. Excerpt:

AT least 100 stray cats roaming the streets of major cities in Indonesia are infected with the deadly H5N1 virus, which causes avian influenza.

The irony is that when tests were conducted on 500 stray cats in Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Bandung, Tangerang and Lampung, and the 100 were found to be infected, they were all released back onto the streets.

Dr C.A. Nidom, head of Avian Influenza Laboratorium at the University of Airlangga, said the tests were conducted from September to December last year.

When asked why the infected felines were released into the streets, he said: "I had no right to destroy them."

He said the stray cats were collected from markets selling chicken and in the vicinity of hospitals designated to treat bird flu patients.

The findings come as the bird flu death toll hit a new high in Indonesia over the weekend after two people died, bringing the number to 61, the highest number of fatalities in the world.

Dr Nidom said the government should do more to stop the spread of the virus and warned that it threatened to be a global problem.

"The tests showed that the virus is becoming more complex. We have to change our thinking and look at the possibility that the virus can spread to humans not only through chickens but also through other animals."

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H5N1 virus spreads further, now entraps Thailand - The Money Times

H5N1 virus spreads further, now entraps Thailand
The Money Times, India - 16 hours ago
The extremely infectious H5N1 virus has shown its existence in some Asian countries last week, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, and most recently in ...
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Japan's bird flu virus determined as H5N1 strain - VietNamNet Bridge

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Japan's bird flu virus determined as H5N1 strain
VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam - 15 hours ago
The bird flu virus that killed about 3500 chickens in southwestern Japan last week was determined as the highly contagious and lethal H5N1 strain, ...
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Cod enzyme kills H5N1 virus - IcelandReview

Cod enzyme kills H5N1 virus
IcelandReview, Iceland - 14 hours ago
In five minutes, the isolated fish enzyme killed 99 percent of H5N1 viruses. The killer enzyme, called penzim, was extracted from the intestines of cod by ...

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HHS funds work on dose-sparing H5N1 vaccines - CIDRAP

HHS funds work on dose-sparing H5N1 vaccines
CIDRAP, MN - 2 hours ago
If the H5N1 avian flu virus evolves into a pandemic strain, vaccines are expected to be in extremely short supply. HHS is stockpiling H5N1 vaccines, ...
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New York Times offers video on H5N1 in Indonesia

... nine-minute, mini documentary is available online from the New York Times on why Indonesia has failed to stamp out Avian Flu. EASY, FAST WAY: all video appears for free on nytimes.com . From Monday until Wednesday the video will appear on the ...

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Antivirals Effectively Curb Influenza Virus, Analysis Finds

... in the December issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings paints a picture of a world population very susceptible to an avian flu pandemic, but also offers suggestions to physicians that could ... > full story (November 3, 2005) -- In the absence of a ...

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S. Korea Reports Human Bird Flu Infection; Possible Outbreak in Japan

By VOA News
11 January 2007
Authorities in South Korea say a person there has contracted bird flu
but has no symptoms of the disease. And in Japan, officials are
investigating a possible outbreak at a chicken farm.
South Korean health officials said Thursday the person was infected
during an outbreak of the potentially deadly H5N1 virus that hit

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More deaths in Indonesia

Meantime health officials in Indonesia say two more people have died
from bird flu there this week, raising the country's total number of
deaths to at least 61. Both women had received treatment in the same
hospital in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta. Earlier in the week, a
37-year-old woman and teenage boy died from bird flu. Although three of

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Nigeria - Outbreak confirmed

Nigerian health authorities on Friday [12 Jan 2006] confirmed a new
outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in the Sokoto state in country's far north.
This is the first case of bird flu after months of any such infections
in Africa's most-populous nation. The last known infection occurred in
September. Authorities are also investigating at least 2 suspected

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Japan - Outbreak Confirmed

Japanese agricultural officials confirmed Saturday [13 Jan 2007] that
the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus caused the deaths of thousands of
chickens at a poultry farm in southern Japan this week, Kyodo news
agency reported. At least 2400 chickens have died since Wednesday [10
Jan 2007] at a farm in the town of Kiyotake in Miyazaki prefecture

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Search for two chicken farm workers

Phitsanulok health officials are searching for two farm workers who
disappeared from the duck farm where the bird-flu virus was found.
The two men went missing some time after the infection was detected on
the farm in Tambon Chumpol of the province's Muang district on Monday,
said Kitti Puthikanont, acting head of the Disease Control Division 9

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Bird flu worsens in Vietnam

Bird flu has been found in poultry in one more southern Vietnam
province, the fourth in the past 10 days, threatening to engulf the
country's Mekong Delta major rice-growing region.
The Animal Health Department said in a report seen today that tests
showed the deadly bird flu virus H5N1 had killed ducks in the Mekong

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Thailand - Biological Hazard

A new outbreak of virulent bird flu was found in ducks in northern
Thailand, officials said Monday, the first such case in six months. The
outbreak of the H5N1 virus was confirmed by laboratory tests after the
deaths of more than 100 ducks were reported in Phitsanulok province,
said Manet Runluang, an official at the Public Health Ministry's

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VBird Flu May Have Killed Indonesian Woman, 45, Hospital Says

By Karima Anjani
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Bird flu may have killed an Indonesian woman who
died three days ago, said an official at the hospital in Central Java
province where she was treated.
The 45-year-old woman was hospitalized in Semarang city on Jan. 14 with
symptoms of severe pneumonia, and died hours later, Muhammad Alfan, a

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Hong Kong incident

Hong Kong confirmed on Wednesday that a bird of prey found in the city
carried the H5N1 virus, the second such case this month. The dead
crested goshawk was found on a hill behind a health clinic in the
built-up Shek Kip Mei district in Kowloon on Jan 9. The Agriculture,
Fisheries and Conservation Department confirmed the bird was infected

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Egypt reports 19th human bird flu case

[link] 2007-01-17 21:44:54
Special report: Global fight against bird flu
CAIRO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt announced the 19th human bird flu
case on Wednesday after a 27-year-old woman from central Egypt was
tested positive to the deadly H5N1 virus, the official news agency MENA

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January 09, 2007

World Bank: Virus continues to spread

The World Bank is worried: Avian Flu 2007: Virus Continues to Spread. Excerpt:

Avian flu may not be front-page news right now, but the disease is spreading and remains a threat to poultry and human health, say World Bank avian flu experts.

The virus has continued to spread since countries pledged some $1.9 billion last January to prevent and combat bird flu. Carried by wild birds and through poultry trade, it now has reached at least 55 nations around the world.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over 220 million domestic birds—most owned by poor farmers in developing countries—have died or been “culled” (slaughtered) in efforts to contain the virus. Economic losses in the Southeast Asia poultry sector alone are estimated at around US$10 billion, and culling has cost the African poultry industry another $60 million.

The number of countries with human cases has risen from two in 2003 (China and Vietnam) to 10 in 2006, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). By the end of 2006, the total number of human avian flu cases stood at 261, and the number of deaths at 157.

The flu skeptics like Fumento argue that this is just a greed-motivated scare campaign by medical researchers hot for research grants. But if you lose $10 billion here, $10 billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money—and real damage. The spending on research and prevention is the sketchiest form of insurance.

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Another Mekong Delta province succumbs to bird flu plague - Thanh Nien Daily

Another Mekong Delta province succumbs to bird flu plague
Thanh Nien Daily, Vietnam - 11 hours ago
Kien Giang is the fourth Vietnamese province hit by bird flu with some 70 ducks perishing last weekend, all testing positive for H5N1, said the local animal ...

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Cash supplies at risk in flu pandemic, report

Friday, January 05, 2007
LONDON, -- (KUNA) -- More work needs to be done to ensure banks and
cash machines stay open during a major flu outbreak, a new financial
report warned Thursday.
The UK Financial Services Authority, the British Treasury and Bank of
England (Britains central bank) said it was looking at ways of making

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Thai police seize illegal bird flu vaccine

... Thai police seize illegal bird flu vaccine [ Print] [ E-mail] Tuesday, 09 January 2007 Thai police said they had seized 1,800 bottles of contraband bird flu vaccine worth over $558,000, in what is believed to be the biggest such bust in Thailand. Koh Samui's marine police said they arrested three Thai men at a bus station on the ...
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WHO | Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia

WHO | Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional two cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The first newly-confirmed case is a 14 year old male from West Jakarta. He developed symptoms on 31 December 2006 and was hospitalized on 4 January 2007. He remains hospitalized. Deaths among poultry in the neighbourhood have recently been reported. The source of exposure is currently under investigation.
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January 04, 2007

Egypt Reports Three Avian Influenza Deaths

Egyptian authorities have reported three deaths in one family from the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, the World Health Organization said.

Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population officials reported that the three " a 30-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man, and a 15-year-old g

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Vietnam: First suspected human cases in a year

Bad news from Vietnam. First, via the International Herald Tribune: Vietnam reports first suspected bird flu cases in humans in a year.

Four members of a family in southern Vietnam have been hospitalized with symptoms of bird flu, a doctor said Saturday, the first suspected human cases in the country in more than a year.

A 36-year-old woman and her three children aged three to 13 were admitted to Nam Can Hospital in Ca Mau province this past week with fevers, coughing, decreased white blood cells and damaged lungs, said Ho Van Van, a doctor at the hospital.

The family had four chickens and five ducks, and ate one of the chickens, which had fallen sick and died, on Dec. 23, he said.

Swab samples from the four patients are being tested for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, Van said. Health officials have disinfected the family's house and neighborhood, he added.

Vietnam has been widely seen as a model for how to fight bird flu using extensive vaccinations of poultry, careful surveillance and slaughters of birds in affected areas.

However, earlier this month, it reported its first bird flu outbreaks in poultry in a year in Ca Mau and two other provinces in the Mekong Delta.

The story in Thanh Nien Daily is even worse: Six suspected bird flu cases in Mekong Delta. Excerpt:

Six people were isolated under suspicion of bird flu infection in the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau and Soc Trang provinces, all of them reportedly had eaten chickens, said local health officials Friday.

Huynh Trung Kien, acting manager of Ca Mau’s health department said the four cases, all in a family in Nam Can district, were hospitalized with symptoms like coughs and high fever after they consumed chickens last week.

The victims were immediately quarantined with their samples submitted to laboratory for testing, Kien said.

Nguyen Huu Minh, deputy head of the animal health department of Soc Trang reported two people in My Tu district had difficulty breathing after eating chicken.

For now, at least, the key word is "suspected": these are not yet confirmed cases. And even if they are confirmed as H5N1, the Vietnamese have some hard-won experience in handling and containing the disease.

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CIDRAP publishes an overview

CIDRAP has published a newly updated report: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): Agricultural and Wildlife Considerations.

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Hong Kong wild bird has H5N1 virus - Bangkok Post

Hong Kong wild bird has H5N1 virus
Bangkok Post, Thailand - 14 hours ago
Dr Thomas Sit of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said tests on the bird revealed it had died of the H5N1 virus and that it could ...
Dead bird was carrying H5 virus Independent Online
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New Details on How the Immune System Recognizes Influenza - Kansas City infoZine

New Details on How the Immune System Recognizes Influenza
Kansas City infoZine, MO - 11 hours ago
The LIAI team found that while there were hundreds of shared epitopes among different virus strains, including the avian H5N1 virus, only one has been ...
World's Most Comprehensive Analysis On Influenza Virus Data ... Medical News Today (press release)
Report may spur quest for more versatile flu vaccines CIDRAP
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H5N1 keeps spreading in the Mekong Delta

... Via Thanh Nien Daily: Bird flu spreads wings in Mekong Delta region. Excerpt: Avian influenza has hit some 34 communes in 15 districts of three Mekong Delta provinces, including Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Hau Giang since it reared its ugly head again in early December. Reports by local animal health departments said on Thursday the disease spread to ...
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Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) wins $14.9m contract from US CDC for rapid detector of bird flu virus

... Cepheid wins $14.9m contract from US CDC for rapid detector of bird flu virus Sunnyvale, Calif., USA. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) a $14.9 million contract to develop a rapid point-of-care diagnostic system to detect influenza viruses A and B, and the H5N1 virus (also ...
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NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial (EurekAlert!)

... NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial (EurekAlert!) by Allergy laboratory @ Thu, 04 Jan 2007 18:30:12 -0500 The first human trial of a DNA vaccine designed to prevent H5N1 avian influenza infection began on December 21, 2006, when the vaccine was administered to the first volunteer at the National Institute... Original ...
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