Countries are close to a deal to speed up their response to the next flu pandemic by sharing virus samples in return for access to affordable vaccines, diplomats at the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Full story
epa01844334 US President Barack Obama walks down the Colonnade of the White House to deliver remarks on the preparation and response efforts surrounding the 2009 H1N1 flu virus in the Rose Garden, in Washington DC, USA, 01 September 2009. The Obama administration is working to reduce the impact of
A dose of the experimental vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus is prepared at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Volunteers are being given the vaccine to evaluate its safety and measure its ability to stimulate immune responses to the virus.
Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., is given a dose of the experimental vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus by Research Nurse Erin Keckley, left, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Schaffner is one of the volunteers being
Asian travellers wear face masks to protect themselves against Swine Flu as they arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on May 11, 2009. The swine flu virus continued to spread in the United States, as a key health official said the 2,600 confirmed cases represented just the tip of the iceberg
A airport employee wears a face mask to protect himself from the risk of contracting swine flu, at Los Angeles International Airport on May 01, 2009. US health officials said the number of confirmed cases of swine flu had risen to 143, spread across 20 states. Only one person has so far died from ca
FILE - In this April, 26, 2009, file photo San Diego County micro-biologist Ayesha Khan does research on samples at the San Diego County Public Health lab in San Diego. Already by mid-April tests showing an unrecognized strain of the flu virus had been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre