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100 million doses of flu vaccine this year, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 million doses of influenza vaccine, the largest number ever shipped, will be available for the U.S. market this flu season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.


China setting down rules to share bird flu samples

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has not provided international health agencies with samples of bird flu viruses found in the country since 2004, but is putting in place procedures to do so, a senior official said on Tuesday.


Imported vaccines costly, so we’ve to make our own

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has stressed the need for Malaysia to develop vaccine self-sufficiency and security in the light of the tremendous increases in the price of vaccines.


Vaccine "could cut cervical cancer deaths 76 pct"

The vaccine known as Cervarix prevents infection from two strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which account for about 70 percent of cases of cervical cancer.


China SARS hero gets life for accepting bribes

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese health official once hailed as a hero for his work in fighting the spread of SARS has been jailed for life for taking


USM working with Cuba to develop vaccines

Cuba may be best known for its fine cigars, old-world charm and Cold War past but it is also a hotbed of biotechnology activity.


Cuba-Malaysia cooperation to develop vaccines

Universiti Sains Malaysia is now working with Cuba's Finlay Institute to develop vaccines for tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis.

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Chinese bird flu vaccine found safe

A CHINESE-developed vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu in humans has been found safe in its first round of tests, a government news agency reported yesterday.


Cheats target housewives, businessmen and tourists

Gullible Malaysians and tourists lost more than RM3.7mil to scams ranging from those involving African black money and cow vaccine to scratch-and-win contests.


Rich nations should share birdflu antivirals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Public health experts have called on wealthier nations to share scarce antiviral drugs and vaccines with poorer countries in Asia as the world gears up to tackle a possible influenza pandemic.