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posted by admin on 07/06/06

Tuesday, June 6 

3:15 p.m.: The WHO confirmed that four Indonesian nurses who treated H5N1-infected patients -- and in some cases showed flu symptoms themselves -- have tested negative for H5N1. One nurse in Bandung, West Java, was found to have seasonal flu and another nurse in North Sumatra developed an influenza-like illness. The other two nurses showed only mild symptoms and were tested as a precautionary measure.

2:10 p.m.: Scientists in India believe that migratory birds carried H5N1 from China and another country that hasn't yet been identified, the Hindustan Times reported. India hasn't reported any human cases of H5N1. An outbreak in poultry occurred in February. 

1:55 p.m.: IBM unveiled consulting services to help companies prepare for a possible pandemic. The firm is charging $10,000 to $150,000, depending on organization size, for a review of the organization's vulnerabilities. IBM admits that its service is largely based on guidelines from the government, which are available on Conferencing-technology firm Interwise is offering a free Webcast on Thursday to help businesses with pandemic preparedness, led by Gartner Vice President and Research Fellow Ken McGee. 

10:50 a.m.: Scientists have a new test that can detect if a bird is infected with bird flu within four hours, but it still takes a week to confirm if it is H5N1, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said. Four hours also is how long it takes to get preliminary results for people, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt added in a joint AP interview with Johanns.
9:20 a.m.: European health ministers were unable to reach an agreement to set up an EU stockpile of antiviral drugs, leaving the responsibility with individual member states to set up their own stockpiles. 

8:55 a.m.: Officials from 21 Asia-Pacific nations -- spanning eight time zones -- staged a pandemic-preparedness exercise in the Australian capital of Canberra today. The exercise involved officials making real-time decisions and sharing information based on a hypothetical scenario. There were no field operations involved.

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