(CIDRAP News) Two Vietnamese girls died of avian influenza over the weekend, and the disease may have claimed its first human victim in Cambodia, according to news services.
A 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl became the 11th and 12th people to die of H5N1 avian flu in Vietnam since late December, according to reports. Their illnesses were first reported in the news media Jan 28.
(CIDRAP News) Canada's investigation of its second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) recently concluded with a finding that at least 110 cattle in the infected cow's birth group died or were slaughtered before that case came to light.
(CIDRAP News) A 32-year-old man from northern Vietnam died of avian influenza yesterday, and two more confirmed human cases of the disease were reported today, according to news services and the World Health Organization (WHO).
A doctor at Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi said the man, from Phu Tho province, had tested positive for the H5N1 flu strain, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.
(CIDRAP News) An investigation into how three scientists contracted tularemia from a supposedly harmless strain of bacteria appears to be pointing toward a natural source, the Boston Globe has reported.
(CIDRAP News) Federal health officials today announced two unusual steps to encourage more Americans to get influenza shots: releasing a federal emergency stockpile of 3.1 million doses and, where local conditions permit, freeing doses normally reserved for certain groups of children.
(CIDRAP News) The idea of stopping an emerging influenza pandemic would have seemed ridiculous until a few years ago, but today the world just might have a chance to do that, according to two flu experts who published opinion pieces this week.
(CIDRAP News) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said last week that some passengers on US airliners may want to consider drinking only canned or bottled beverages, after the latest round of water tests again showed signs of potential contamination on some planes.
(CIDRAP News) Researchers who analyzed a family cluster of three cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Thailand say in an article published today that two family members probably acquired the disease from the third.