New TNO Triskelion Lab Tests Vaccines Against Deadly Viruses

March 03, 2014 Introduction of a Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and development of special techniques allow Dutch TNO Triskelion to test vaccines against deadly viruses like avian flu and SARS. With this step the contract research organisation responds to a globally growing demand for testing facilities for the development of drugs against these dangerous infectious diseases. It also …

WHO update on Avian Flu in China

On 20 and 21 February 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of nine additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Seven of the nine cases are males. The age range is 29 to 81 years. Cases were reported from Anhui (1), Hunan (2), Jilin (1) and Guangdong (5). One …

WHO reports further H7N9 avian flu cases, CDC readies itself

The World Health Organization have announced that a further four patients in China have been diagnosed with new avian influenza A strain H7N9. This brings the total number of WHO-confirmed cases in China to 11, including 5 deaths. However, the WHO report that there is so far no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The virus appears to infect some birds without …