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FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic.A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor…

Controversial Deadly Bird Flu Research Finally Published

Controversial Deadly Bird Flu Research Finally Published

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After months of controversial government assessment, the journal Nature published research Wednesday that discloses methodology behind creating a deadly strain of bird flu that could kill millions.By conducting researc…

Hong Kong Slaughters Birds After Avian Flu Scare

Hong Kong Slaughters Birds After Avian Flu Scare

AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong health officials slaughtered nearly 20,000 birds after they discovered a dead bird in a poultry market was infected with the virus that causes bird flu, according to Bloomberg News.The culling is one of a series…

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