New Zealand orders swine flu vax; India to reopen manufacturing centers

Swine Flu

Health officials have now found three cases of swine flu--in Denmark, Hong Kong and Japan--that were resistant to Tamiflu. All the patients recovered, though. Story

New Zealand has ordered 300,000 doses of a new swine flu vaccine from Baxter so it can begin to vaccinate the country's front-line health workers and emergency personnel. Report

Argentina is closing all banks and financial institutions on Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of swine flu. The virus has killed an estimated 70 people so far. Story

The first swine flu case has been identified in Tanzania as H1N1 makes steady progress around the world. Report

Vaccine market

EU officials want to make sure that at least 75 percent of the continent's elderly and at-risk population are vaccinated against seasonal flu. And they are calling for better facilities to meet the demand for both seasonal vaccines as well as jabs for pandemics like swine flu. Story

India plans to reopen three vaccine manufacturing centers which had been closed down after officials determined they had violated good manufacturing practice standards. Report

Sanofi Pasteur has filed marketing authorization applications in Thailand and Australia for IMOJEV, its single-dose vaccine against Japanese encephalitis. Release

Vaccine Research

The LA Times offers a primer on the new therapeutic cancer vaccines currently in development. Article

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