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Mar 31, 2005

Mar 31, 2005

Flu vaccine mostly went to priority groups, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza vaccination coverage among people in high-risk groups this season was similar to levels in past years, signaling that the government's effort to make the most of the limited vaccine supply paid off, federal health officials reported today.

Mar 31, 2005

Flu vaccine supply could be tight again next season

(CIDRAP News) – The United States will probably have enough influenza vaccine to meet the demand from people in high-risk groups next season, but it's unclear if there will be enough for everyone who wants a shot, federal health officials said today.

Mar 29, 2005

Mar 29, 2005

Family cluster of avian flu cases reported in Vietnam

(CIDRAP News) – Initial testing indicates that all five members of a family of chicken farmers near Haiphong, Vietnam, have avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) and news services said today.

Mar 28, 2005

Mar 28, 2005

Marburg death toll in Angola reaches 122

(CIDRAP News) – The death toll in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 122, just one fewer than in the largest previous outbreak of the disease, according to news reports from Africa.

Mar 28, 2005

Mar 28, 2005

North Korea confirms avian flu outbreak in poultry

(CIDRAP News) – North Korea yesterday confirmed recent reports of an avian influenza outbreak among poultry, but officials did not specify whether it involved the H5N1 virus, which has struck nine other Asian countries in the past 16 months.

Mar 25, 2005

Mar 25, 2005

Vietnam reports two avian flu cases, one fatal

(CIDRAP News) – A teen-age girl with no known exposure to infected poultry has died of H5N1 avian influenza, and a 40-year-old woman has tested positive for the virus, Vietnamese authorities said today.

Mar 25, 2005

Two studies boost hopes for pandemic flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies give reason to hope that vaccines prepared in advance could be of some help in combating an influenza pandemic.

Mar 24, 2005

Mar 24, 2005

Second Cambodian dies of avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – A 28-year-old man has become Cambodia's second person to die of avian influenza, health authorities there announced today.

Mar 23, 2005

Mar 23, 2005

Marburg virus blamed in lethal Angolan outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Laboratory tests have shown Marburg virus to be the cause of a hemorrhagic fever outbreak in northern Angola, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday.

Mar 23, 2005

Mar 23, 2005

Clinical trial of H5N1 flu vaccine to begin

Three universities have begun recruiting volunteers for the first US clinical trial of a vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza, a key piece of the government's efforts to stave off a potential flu pandemic.

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