Email / NIK:
 Remember my login ID
Forgot Your Password?

Job Application Form
Job Application Form
Currency Buy Rate Sell Rate
USD 14,249.00 14,249.000
AUD 11,024.97 11,024.970
HKD 1,836.07 1,836.070
MYR 3,460.86 3,460.860
NZD 10,242.18 10,242.180
NOK 1,719.76 1,719.760
GBP 20,158.92 20,158.920
SGD 10,759.37 10,759.370
CHF 15,891.37 15,891.370
JPY 13,015.15 13,015.150
MMK 8.91 8.910
INR 195.28 195.280
KWD 47,401.72 47,401.720
PKR 91.83 91.830
PHP 298.62 298.620
LKR 71.84 71.840
THB 457.22 457.220
BND 10,764.03 10,764.030
EUR 17,332.08 17,332.080
CNY 2,229.23 2,229.230
KRW 12.79 12.790
Last update: 16/06/21 14:01:18
1 troy oz


  31.10 gram
1 US bushel (bu)


  35.24 liter
1 barrel (bbl)


158.97 liter

Ciptapangan Visitor
U.S. Shipping Tamiflu Stockpile to Asia
posted by admin on 23/05/06

It could redirect the stocks for domestic use if overseas uses proven not feasible. 

GENEVA -- The U.S. is sending a stockpile of the antiviral drug Tamiflu to Asia as a first defense against a possible flu pandemic, Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt said Monday. 

Leavitt said Washington has shipped treatment courses of Tamiflu to a secure location in an unidentified Asian country. 

The drug, produced by the Swiss-based Roche Holding AG, is regarded as the best initial defense against a pandemic resulting from a possible mutation of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus into a strain easily passed between people. 

"It is a stockpile that would belong to the United States and we would control its deployment," Mr. Leavitt said in Geneva, where he was attending the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of the U.N. health agency's 192 members. 

He declined to say how much of the drug had been sent but said the shipment would arrive later this week. 

The medicine will be used to support international containment efforts in the event of a human pandemic, but the United States could redirect the stocks for domestic use should it become clear that containment overseas was not feasible. 

Mr. Leavitt said the U.S. maintained its long-term goal of stockpiling enough Tamiflu to treat 25% of the U.S. population as part of its pandemic preparedness plan. He said the U.S. would have 26 million treatment courses by December, and the necessary 75 million by the end of 2007. 

Copyright © 2006 Associated Press

Previous News     |      Next News

Current Rating: 0.000 (0 users)

Rate this news:

Online Pooling