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Swine Flu Unlikely to Affect the Economy

The media has been hyper-focused this weekend on the news that more than 1,000 people in Mexico have become infected with Swine flu, also known as Influenza A...

Bird Flu Lands on Bali

The island of Bali has always been a separate part of Indonesia. A Hindu province inside the biggest Muslim country in the world, a jet-setting resort inside a...

Battle for a Vaccine

Each year 1.4 million children under the age of 5, almost all from the developing world, die from diseases that could be easily prevented with a vaccine. For...

Danger from the Bird-Flu Drug?

In 2004 a 17-year-old boy in the Japanese town of Gero suddenly ran out of his home and into the middle of a busy street, where he was struck and killed by a...

A New Flu Fight

As the world health organization (WHO) representative on pandemic influenza, Dr. David Heymann has one of the most important jobs in medicine: coordinating...

Wing It

Concerns over avian flu have given the birds of Asia bad press of late. But there's ample opportunity to enjoy the region's dazzling array of 1,900 bird species...

Guarding the Henhouse

Joe Chisholm, 62, has taken every precaution that he and the poultry industry can think of to protect his chicken farm in Pocomoke City, Md., from avian flu...

A New Bird Flu Cluster

Public fears of bird flu seem to have abated in recent weeks, but scientists know the world is always one viral mutation away from a deadly pandemic. That...

Bird Flu Watch

Countries around the world have been stockpiling the antiviral drug Tamiflu in preparation for a possible avian-flu pandemic. But a review published in the...

The French Resistance

Raising ducks and chickens in the fresh air is a rooted way of life in the Landes region of southwestern France, where foie gras is the highest expression of...

Selling Chickens in Bird Flu Country

There are few marketing challenges quite so daunting as selling chickens in a country made skittish over avian flu. At a market in south Jakarta, one...

Fighting Fake Flu Pills

Avian flu claimed more lives last week. In eastern Turkey, initial tests showed at least two of the three deceased siblings from the Kocyigit family had...

Optimism Follows Global Bird Flu Summit

Poultry was on the lunch menu and on the agenda at World Health Organization (WHO) this week as animal and health experts from 100 countries discussed how to...

How to Make a Better Vaccine

More than half of the $7.1 billion that President Bush wants to spend preparing for a flu pandemic is dedicated to finding better ways to make antiviral drugs...

A Wing And A Prayer

Desolate but beautiful, tucked in a northwestern corner of China so distant from populated areas that it lies near the spot where Beijing developed its first...

Boosting the Defences

Tony Abbott had been health minister for only a few months when his home fax machine discharged the fateful report one February morning last year. Outlining the...

Death on the Wing

I'm worried about an outbreak of avian flu in Europe ["Oct. 17"]. But as a Hungarian, I'm happy that doctors in my country are far along in developing a vaccine...