posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture...
posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:08 PM
A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines.
posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration by U.N health officials that will speed vaccine production and spur government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.
posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM
Dr. Hank Harris, Iowa State University professor in animal science and production animal medicine, says his lab can create an effective H1N1 vaccine for swine in as little as two months time.
posted on December 16, 2005 at 8:12 PM
Scientists said this week that preliminary tests on a prototype of a pandemic flu vaccine based on the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu have shown promise.
posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:11 PM
Even with attempts by the USDA to dispel rumors of a coming bird flu pandemic, the government appears to be taking the threat of a major outbreak of the disease seriously.
posted on July 1, 2005 at 8:07 PM
The government has not stockpiled enough of the only drug known to be effective against bird flu but is in "aggressive discussions" with its maker to buy more, federal health officials said this week.
posted on September 24, 2004 at 8:09 PM
The U.S government plans to buy two million doses of an experimental vaccine against the bird flu to stockpile in case the virus one day sparks a large outbreak in people.
posted on October 26, 2001 at 8:10 PM
The salmonella germ that causes food poisoning may hold the key to development of a vaccine which could eradicate typhoid fever.