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Mar 25, 2011

Mar 25, 2011

WHO: H5N1 killed mother of Indonesia's latest case-patient

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported new details about an Indonesian toddler who is recovering from H5N1 avian flu, including that her mother died from the virus a day before the girl got sick.

Mar 25, 2011

Flu activity declining across Northern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – Most measures of influenza activity in the United States continued their gradual decline last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and similar trends were reported in Europe and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Mar 31, 2011

Mar 31, 2011

US awards contract for long-acting flu antiviral

(CIDRAP News) – The US government today announced the award of a $231 million, 5-year contract to an Australian company for advanced development of a single-dose, long-acting influenza drug in the neuraminidase inhibitor class.

The contract was awarded to Biota Scientific Management Pty, Ltd., of Melbourne, according to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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