The A(H1N1) swine flu virus, first detected in Mexico in April 2009, is rapidly spreading across the world. Improved diagnostics, access to vaccines and more research on the virus are essential to help developing countries cope.
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A consultation with science policy stakeholders in Asia–Pacific throws up tensions between research priorities that link to science governance.
To ensure equitable access to vaccines, people must be immunised before a pandemic strikes, says Klaus Stöhr of Novartis.
17 May 2010
Information about the flu pandemic on the principal Brazilian TV news programme did not pay enough attention to the science, says a study.
28 September 2010
An Argentinean film starring an alien will be shown during the launch of national campaigns to prevent dengue and flu.
27 September 2010
19 August 2010
Source: PLoS Pathogens
Sensationalism is no substitute for sound science when reporting disease outbreaks, say Fang Xuanchang, Jia Hepeng and Katherine Nightingale.