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Pandemic Preparedness Articles


Call for boycott of Roche in Tamiflu row

13th November 2012

A top Norwegian researcher says EU governments should force the Swiss drug-maker to reveal trial data linked to influenza drug Tamiflu.

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New virus found linked to Middle East

24th September 2012

A Qatari man is being treated in the UK after infection with a SARS-like virus with possible links to Saudi Arabia.

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Bird flu could mutate to cause pandemic

26th June 2012

Scientists warn the H5N1 virus could change form and spread rapidly between humans.

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Bird flu studies to be published

3rd April 2012

A US bioethics panel approves the publication of two H5N1 studies using mutated forms of bird flu.

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Deadly bird flu research may be censored

21st February 2012

Experts have delayed a decision on whether H5N1 research should be released in full, with security officials citing a terrorism threat.

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Man dies of bird flu in southern China

24th January 2012

Authorities say no-one around him is showing symptoms of bird flu so far.

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China calls for calm after bird flu death

3rd January 2012

Beijing health officials say the virus was not transmitted from human to human, making it less likely to form a pandemic strain.

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Warning over resurgent bird flu

30th August 2011

The UN warns that a mutant strain of H5N1 avian influenza could be spreading in East Asia and beyond.

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Researchers track swine flu source

31st May 2011

Study traces the virus to pigs imported to China from North America and Europe.

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Hong Kong bird flu case sparks alert

22nd November 2010

A woman diagnosed with bird flu is first human case in territory since 2003.

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