Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bird flu meeting

  • When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization (WHO) this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses in the name of research.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • To publish and what to publish? Those will be the questions on the table when the World Health Organization convenes a special meeting next week about controversial bird flu studies.
  • (Metronews.ca)
  • The World Health Organization has just one week left to prepare for a highly anticipated meeting on controversial bird flu research.
  • (NPR News)
  • The bird flu rarely makes people sick He says the WHO invited 22 people to this weeks meeting.
  • (NPR News)
  • NPRs health blog Shots previews an upcoming WHO-convened meeting to discuss the recent news that two research teams have created H5N1 bird flu strains that are easily transmissible among ferrets, which are used as lab models for humans.
  • (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  • Michael Osterholm, a national flu researcher, warned other virus researchers during a public meeting addressing the concerns of citizens, that an outbreak of the bird flu virus could be worse than the 1918 Spanish flu that killed tens of millions of people.
  • (Examiner)
  • The bird flu controversy first started to bubble up in September, when Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam described some of his unpublished results at a scientific meeting in Malta.
  • Vietnamese people and health officials became lackadaisical in their approach to bird flu during the nearly two years with no reported human cases, experts said at a meeting in Hanoi Tuesday.
  • (Thanhnien)
  • A meeting on the subject is scheduled for mid-February at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
  • (msnbc.com)

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