h5n1 virus

Southeast Asia “Hotspot” for Emerging Infectious Diseases

With increased urbanization and air travel, Southeast Asia has become a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases, experts say.

Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable: Sustaining A Biotech Ecosystem In Singapore

Is the biotech ecosystem in Singapore truly self-sustaining? A senior panel of speakers shared their views at the recent Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable session.

Struggle To Explain Bird Flu’s Spread To Humans

Researchers studying the bird flu are looking for conditions that could lead to human transmission.

Takeda Submits NDA Application For Cell Culture-Based H5N1 Vaccines

Takeda Pharma has submitted New Drug Applications for cell culture-based H5N1 influenza vaccines to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan.

Indonesian Bird Flu Outbreak “Has Only Infected Ducks”

Indonesian health officials have downplayed concerns over a fresh outbreak of avian influenza which has killed some 160,000 reared ducks since September 2012.

Pigs In China’s Guangdong Province Infected With Avian Flu

Scientists have made a startling discovery that pigs in China's Guangdong province are infected with avian influenza viruses.

Fab’entech Launches H5N1 Phase I Trial In Singapore

French biotech Fab'entech has launched a Phase I clinical trial in Singapore for its product against the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus.

Hong Kong Confirms Boy, 2, Has Bird Flu

A two-year-old boy in Hong Kong has been confirmed as having contracted the Avian Influenza A virus.

New Bird Flu Test Kit Detects H5N1 Virus Within Hours

Scientists in Singapore have developed a new H5N1 bird flu diagnostic kit that detects all known strains of the virus with a single test.

Controversial H5N1 Avian Flu Research Put On Hold For 60 Days

The world’s leading avian flu researchers have agreed to suspend avian flu transmission research for 60 days amid growing biosafety and biosecurity concerns.