The Agence-France Press examines the debate over how much developed countries are spending to fight the H1N1 virus.
The WHO on Tuesday maintained that roughly two billion people could become infected with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus, Reuters reports.
By September, the first H1N1 (swine) flu vaccines will be approved and ready for use, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research Marie-Paule Kieny said Thursday, Reuters reports.
TIME examines the international fight against H1N1 (swine) flu, including current efforts to produce an H1N1 vaccine and prepare the northern hemisphere for the expected surge in infections this fall.
HHS announced on Monday that manufacturing and packaging issues have reduced by more than half the number of H1N1 vaccine doses that will be available in October when the U.S. vaccination campaign is set to start, Reuters reports.
“A new needle-free measles vaccine with the potential to save thousands of children’s lives” is set to enter clinical trials in India next year, “where measles kills almost 200,000” infants and children annually, the Press Association reports.
“Northern hemisphere countries have so far ordered more than one billion doses of swine flu vaccine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, sparking warnings over shortages,” Agence France-Presse reports.
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The WHO’s flu chief Keiji Fukuda on Saturday called upon wealthy nations and vaccine manufacturers to donate H1N1 (swine) flu vaccines to developing countries, the Associated Press reports.
The H1N1 (swine) flu is blamed for 557 deaths in Brazil, “making it the country with the highest number of fatalities in the world from the disease,” according to the country’s health ministry, Agence France-Presse reports.