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Flu researchers call for enhanced swine surveillance
In some countries, such as the United States, the national strategy for pandemic influenza assigned the entire preparedness budget ($3.8 billion US …
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/jun0809surveil-br.html
June 9, 2009
CIDRAP


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我国开始批量生产甲流疫苗
新华社记者邢广利摄 新华网北京6月8日电(记者周婷玉)作为我国内地唯一具备大流行流感疫苗生产资质的企业,北京科兴生物制品有限公司8日拿到来自美国CDC的甲型H1N1流感疫苗生产用毒株,这意味着我国甲型H1N1流感疫苗“盼尔来福”的批量生产正式启动。 记者8日从卫生部获悉,由美国疾病预防控制中心和英国生物制品检定所提供的,为世界卫生 …
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A flow in our country to start mass production of vaccines
Xinhua News Agency reporters Xing Guang and Li She Xinhua Beijing June 8 (Xinhua ZHOU Ting-yu), as with the Mainland of China, the only pandemic influenza vaccine production enterprise quality, Beijing Kexing Biological Products Co., Ltd. from the United States on the 8th to get the alpha-CDC H1N1 strain of influenza vaccine production, which means that influenza A H1N1 influenza vaccine in our country, "Fall to look forward to fu," the official start of production. Press 8 from the Ministry of Health was informed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Kingdom testing biological products provided for the World Health …
http://china.huanqiu.com/photo/2009-06/482974.html
June 9, 2009
环球网

MAS: Do not panic amid virus alert
WHO has raised the pandemic alert level to 5, one phase short of the highest level of 6, which would indicate that a global pandemic was underway. …
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/9/business/4075777&sec=business
June 9, 2009
Malaysia Star

Mild flu in Tassie
Acting chief health officer David Boadle acknowledged the pandemic threat had not been as bad as first feared, with most patients reporting only minor flu …
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2009/06/09/78215_tasmania-news.html
June 9, 2009
Tasmania Mercury

Numbers of aboriginals in critical condition with flu surge in …
First Nations leaders have said the scare at St. Theresa Point illustrates widespread concerns about pandemic planning for impoverished reserves where …
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Numbers+aboriginals+critical+condition+with+surge+Manitoba/1675486/story.html
June 9, 2009
Calgary Herald

Laxity abroad bringing in flu: Doctors
“Most of these sites already have equipment as part of pandemic preparedness. We have to procure chemicals and provide some additional training to the staff …
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090609/jsp/frontpage/story_11084174.jsp
June 9, 2009
Calcutta Telegraph

Rise in swine flu cases in Glasgow and Clyde areas
… levels at hospitals will be critical if the World Health Organisation moves the threat of swine flu from phase five to six and declares a full pandemic. …http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2513238.0.Rise_in_swine_flu_cases_in_Glasgow_and_Clyde_areas.php
June 9, 2009
The Herald

Egypt reports 2 more A/H1N1 flu cases
Egypt, the most populous Arab country that was hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all the pigs in the country to stem the …http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-06/09/content_11510509.htm
June 9, 2009
Xinhua

阪大微研、香川にパンデミック対応のワクチン製造拠点
ワクチンメーカーの財団法人阪大微生物病研究会(大阪府吹田市、東雍(ひがし・やすし)理事長)は8日、高病原性の新型インフルエンザの世界的大流行(パンデミック)に対応するため、ワクチンを大量生産する国内拠点を香川県観音寺市に建設すると発表した。13年に運用 …
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Call Handai fine, PANDEMIKKU-based vaccine in Kagawa

Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University of vaccine manufacturers (Suita City, Osaka,雍east (Yasushi east), Chairman) on Friday, the global epidemic of highly pathogenic avian flu (pandemic) to respond to, announced development of the domestic offices, Kagawa Kanonji to mass produce vaccines. 13-year operation …
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0609/OSK200906090015.html
June 9, 2009
朝日新聞

Swine flu: govt draws up battle plan
New Delhi The Delhi government is getting into ‘battle mode’ to deal with a ‘pandemic’ situation if such a situation were to arise, after two people tested …
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/swine-flu-govt-draws-up-battle-plan/473341/
June 9, 2009
Delhi Newsline

How a Mild Virus Might Turn Vicious
All pandemic flus, including those of the Spanish, Hong Kong and Asian flus, make PB1-F2. So does the H5N1 bird flu. The current swine strain does not. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/health/09flu.html?ref=health
June 9, 2009
New York Times

Nova Scotia confirms swine flu case contracted within Canada
WHO declaration of a pandemic is conditional upon community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region. …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/E97
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Revised WHO pandemic scale requires higher incidence of disease …
In the midst of global concern about a potential A(H1N1) swine influenza pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its 6-point scale for …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/E95
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Canada’s ability to respond to a national health crisis hampered …
pandemic plans, experts agree, are the most highly developed and certainly the best funded of Canada’s health emergency response plans. …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/1193
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Medicago announces presentation at the World Vaccine Congress Asia …
Medicago is developing VLP vaccines to protect against H5N1 pandemic influenza, using a transient expression system which produces recombinant vaccine …
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2009/08/c4287.html
June 9, 2009
Canada NewsWire (press release)

Swine flu: govt draws up battle plan
The Delhi government is getting into ‘battle mode’ to deal with a ‘pandemic’ situation if such a situation were to arise, after two people tested positive …
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/swine-flu-govt-draws-up-battle-plan/473341/
June 9, 2009
Indian Express

Two more NI swine flu cases
An agreement for a pre-pandemic vaccine has also been signed. By December there could be enough vaccine to protect at least half of the population from …
http://u.tv/News/Two-more-NI-swine-flu-cases/1563ca52-4a0d-4d4d-8df0-631e2d9f90cf
June 9, 2009
U.TV

NIH invests $46 million in regional consortium for emerging …
Highlights over the past few years include creation of diagnostics used to guide containment of the SARS outbreak in Beijing in 2003, insights into pandemic …http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-06/cums-ni060809.php
June 9, 2009
EurekAlert (press release)

Amalga Helps Hospital Keep Swine Flu in Check
Plans changed slightly, however, when hospital officials realized they might possibly have a flu pandemic on their hands, said Dr. Michael Gallagher, …
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/166310/amalga_helps_hospital_keep_swine_flu_in_check.html
June 9, 2009
PC World

Concerns remain over swine flu outbreaks
The flu has the potential to become more aggressive in the middle of a pandemic. Smith said we can’t rule out other pandemics, either. …
http://www.unogateway.com/home/news/2009/06/09/News/Concerns.Remain.Over.Swine.Flu.Outbreaks-3746713.shtml
June 9, 2009
Gateway

Egypt Quarantines Dormitory After US Students Contract Swine Flu
Egypt also is trying to contain the spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus, which has infected at least 27 people in the country this year, more than three times …http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-06-08-voa41.cfm
June 9, 2009
Voice of America

Nuevos casos de gripe A en seis centros escolares de Madrid
… los protocolos del Plan Nacional de Preparación contra la pandemia de Gripe, elaborado con las directrices de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.
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New cases of influenza A in six schools in Madrid

… protocols of the National Preparedness Pandemic Influenza, developed with the guidelines of the World Health Organization.
http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/noticia/100004694/Un+probable+caso+de+gripe+y+otros+siete+
June 9, 2009
TeleCinco

Más de 25 mil casos de AH1N1 y pandemia cerca de declararse
… de los cuales 139 son muertes, por lo que se espera para esta semana se declare la pandemia por la propagación indetenible del virus. …
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More than 25 thousand cases of pandemic and near AH1N1 declared

… of which 139 are deaths, so this week is expected to be declared the pandemic by the unstoppable spread of the virus. …
http://www.diariocolatino.com/es/20090608/internacionales/67671/
June 9, 2009
El Diario CoLatino

Ski season brings swine flu fears
Queenstown schools and businesses are updating their pandemic response plans as concerns grow that the resort, expecting its usual ski-season influx of …
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/queenstown/2483421/Ski-season-brings-swine-flu-fears
June 9, 2009
Southland Times

Cuba renforce les mesures de prévention de l’influenza A
Ce programme vise à minimiser les effets négatifs de la pandémie sur la population et son impact économique, en cas d’apparition de foyers de la maladie. …
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Cuba strengthens prevention of influenza A

This program aims to minimize the negative effects of the pandemic on the population and its economic impact in case of outbreaks of the disease. …
http://www.ahora.cu/francais/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=952&Itemid=57
June 9, 2009
Ahora.cu

Swine flu scare at university dorm in Cairo
Egypt is already battling the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed an estimated 27 people there since 2006. People travelling to Egypt are …
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Swine flu scare at university dorm in Cairo

Egypt is already battling the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed an estimated 27 people there since 2006. People travelling to Egypt are …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8090046.stm
June 9, 2009
BBC News

Cem casos anuais de pneumonia pneumocócica na RAEM
De acordo com a ACIM, apesar da actual fase de alerta relativamente ao vírus A H1N1, a influenza não é a principal causa de morte durante uma pandemia de …
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One hundred cases of pneumococcal pneumonia annually in Macao

According to the above, despite the current stage of alert for the H1N1 virus, the influenza is not the main cause of death during a pandemic of …
http://www.hojemacau.com/news.phtml?id=34723&type=society&today=08-06-2009
June 9, 2009
Hoje Macau

OMS registra mais de 25 mil casos de gripe suína em 73 países
O grau 5 foi declarado no dia 29 de abril e, na escala da OMS, indica que a pandemia é ‘iminente’. Segundo o novo balanço, os Estados Unidos continuam …
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WHO records more than 25 thousand cases of swine flu in 73 countries

The level 5 was declared on April 29, and the scale of the WHO, indicates that the pandemic is’ imminent ‘. Under the new assessment, the United States continues …
http://www.olhardireto.com.br/noticias/exibir.asp?edt=34&id=29577
June 9, 2009
Olhar Direto

LaRouche : Évaluation stratégique et urgence d’action
Dans ces conditions, si une pandémie de grippe se déclenchait aux Etats-Unis mêmes, ce serait un désastre dépassant tout ce que l’on peut imaginer. …
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LaRouche: Strategic Evaluation and Emergency Action

In these circumstances, if an influenza pandemic is triggered in the United States, it would be a disaster beyond anything we can imagine. …
http://www.solidariteetprogres.org/article5505.html
June 9, 2009
Solidarité et Progrès

ONU diz que reação do México a gripe foi excelente
Além disso, ressaltou a importância de diagnósticos eficientes serem obtidos em pouco tempo para ajudar o mundo a se preparar para uma (eventual) pandemia …
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UN says that the Mexican reaction to flu was excellent

Furthermore, he stressed the importance of efficient diagnoses are obtained in a short time to help the world to prepare for a (possible) pandemic …
http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Mundo/0,,MUL1186779-5602,00-ONU+DIZ+QUE+REACAO+DO+MEXICO+A+GRIPE+FOI+EXCELENTE.html
June 9, 2009
G1.com.br

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