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  1. Human testing of bird flu vaccine poised to begin

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... could kill 100 million people. The head of the World Health Organisation's global influenza programme, Klaus Stohr, predicted that if the vaccine proved successful and received swift ... although he said there were no large influenza vaccine firms based in Asia. Dr Stohr said that given fears of how devastating a bird flu pandemic could be, getting a vaccine into commercial ...

  2. Fear spreads its wings

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the potential to spark the next global influenza pandemic. If it mutated so it could more easily move from birds to people, tens of millions could die. Thousands of dead and sick migratory birds found ... influenzas pose, said. 'If this virus transmits from human to human and if it keeps anything like its present lethality, we're looking at a global catastrophe.' Half of all people who ...

  3. Plenty to crow about

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... While 1957 was marked by an influenza pandemic that originated in southern China and killed 1 million people, the second world war ended in the previous rooster year, 1945; in 1933, Nazi leader ...

  4. Beyond the pain barrier

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... know-how and co-operation will consign some to history. Among the diseases that could be eradicated by vaccines are avian influenza, polio, tuberculosis and malaria. A Hong-Kong-signed World Trade ...

  5. Place invaders

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... agricultural pests are mainly invasive species and have huge impacts on productivity. Human health can also be affected, as shown by avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease.' With many more ...



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