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[Haikona Africa!] Select an Edition:: (CP) - The UN agencies working to try to contain the spread of avian influenza and help countries prepare for a possible flu pandemic are facing a dire funding shortfall, with little in the way of flexible money that can be used to respond to unpredictable outbreaks, the UN’s flu czar says.Save to My Web
[Bird Flu Watch] WHO dismisses human-to-human bird flu spread in... : Disease experts from WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Indonesian health officials in examining the cases to determine how these various people were exposed and what those findings may reveal about potential mutation of the H5N1 virus.
[Healthist - .. Health news and information.] Avian Influenza (”Bird Flu”) - Fact Sheet: Investigations of all the most recently confirmed human cases, in China, Indonesia, and Turkey, have identified direct contact with infected birds as the most likely source of exposure. When assessing possible cases, the level of clinical suspicion should be heightened for persons showing influenza-like illness, especially with fever and symptoms in the lower respiratory tract, who have a history of close contact with birds in an area where confirmed outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza are occurring.
[Avian Flu] Less than $300 mln spent on bird flu: World... : WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just $286 million has been spent to fight bird flu out of nearly $1.9 billion pledged last January by nations and organizations that said they wanted to make a “massive effort” against the virus, according to a World Bank report.
[Weblogs.nal.usda.gov] Avian Influenza: eMaxHealth.com reports using supercomputers to respond to a potential national health emergency, scientists have developed a simulation model that makes stark predictions about the possible future course of an avian influenza pandemic, given today's environment of world-wide connectivity. The research, by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, is presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science online the week of April 3-7, and in the print issue of April 11.
[Blog.sciam.com] Indonesia Plays a Dangerous Game with Avian Flu: BLOG: SciAm ...: When a 38-year-old Indonesian man and his 8-year-old and 1-year-old daughters all died within days of each other in late June, for example, the WHO counted only the man's death as an H5N1 casualty, despite tests performed at NAMRU-2 that showed the older girl positive for H5N1 infection and severe respiratory distress in the infant that was consistent with an avian influenza infection. NAMRU-2 issued its lab report on the cases on 14 July, whereas the WHO reference laboratory in Hong Kong did not announce its test results--and then only on the father--until a week later.
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