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Jun 30, 2010

Jun 30, 2010

Study: Antibody discovery may lead to broad defense against flu

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers say they have identified human antibodies that bind to a molecular target found in a wide range of influenza A viruses, and they report that mice treated with these antibodies were protected against lethal H5N1 avian influenza and seasonal H1N1 virus challenges.

Jun 29, 2010

Jun 29, 2010

FDA cites CSL for problems at flu vaccine plant

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported some problems at a CSL Biotherapies facility in Australia that makes influenza vaccine for the US market, including a failure to fully investigate particles found in some vaccine vials.

Jun 28, 2010

Jun 28, 2010

FDA draft proposal looks to limit farm antibiotics

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released draft guidance to help reduce resistance to antibiotics used to treat humans—such as penicillin, tetracycline, and macrolides—with more careful use of the drugs in food-producing animals

The agency seeks stakeholder input to help plan its next steps.

Jun 28, 2010

Study links waterfowl preening to avian flu transmission

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers have found that preening activities in birds can contribute to avian influenza transmission, which could change the way animal health experts conduct surveillance and fight the virus.

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