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(CIDRAP News) The sister of a Turkish teenage boy who died of avian influenza Jan 1 has succumbed to the same disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.
Turkish officials reported the two cases yesterday, marking the first human cases of avian flu outside East Asia.
(CIDRAP News) Turkey today confirmed two human cases of avian influenza, contradicting earlier statements and marking the disease's first attack on people outside East Asia, according to news reports this afternoon.
(CIDRAP News) A new facility built in England to produce MedImmune's intranasal flu vaccine, FluMist, has gained the US Food and Drug Administration's approval, the company announced last week.
The facility in Liverpool will increase the company's production capacity to about 90 million bulk doses per season, MedImmune said in a news release.
(CIDRAP News) Avian influenza has been ruled out in a 14-year-old Turkish boy who died over the weekend and in three siblings who were hospitalized with him, according to news services.
Tests on the four children were negative for avian flu, according to Turkish health officials quoted in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday.
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