(CIDRAP News) The United States will contribute another $44.4 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO's) campaign to prevent and control avian influenza, the FAO announced today.
(CIDRAP News) A group of international donors who met yesterday in the final session of an avian influenza conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, pledged more support for avian and pandemic flu preparedness and prevention, led by $320 million from the United States.
(CIDRAP News) The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Pediatric Advisory Committee voted today to recommend stronger label warnings for two antiviral influenza medicationsoseltamivir and zanamivirthat have been linked to reports of neuropsychiatric problems in children and teens, mainly in Japan.
Oseltamivir already carries a warning, but zanamivir currently carries no warning about reported neuropsychiatric effects.
(CIDRAP News) Australian officials who coordinated an exercise Jun 7 and 8 on pandemic influenza response among Asia-Pacific nations called the drill a success, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) story today.