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New WHO chief issues bird flu warning
The new boss of the World Health Organisation has renewed the agency’s warning that the world must keep up its guard against bird flu.
Dr Margaret Chan holds the most prominent United Nations post ever filled by a Chinese national.
Chan said there had been a lull in bird flu infections in recent months, but that cases had begun picking up again in the last few weeks.
Japan to stockpile prototype bird flu vaccines for 10 mln people
Stocks, however, are still short of those targets.
The central government had Tamiflu for 7.5 million people and local governments had planned to buy enough for another 5.25 million people by March 2007, Health Ministry officials said in late November. That would cover only about 60 percent of the amount called for under the plan.