SARS-like virus kills two in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 6 (UPI) -- The deaths of a 62-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man heightened worries in Saudi Arabia and abroad the SARS-like virus may be escalating, officials say.

Better flu vaccines needed but costly

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- There is a growing consensus within the public health community that better influenza vaccines are needed, a U.S. expert says.

Illness investigators review tomato theory

ATLANTA, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators said they're rethinking the premise fresh, unprocessed tomatoes caused the salmonella outbreak, sickening consumers nationwide.

New database for public health planners

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and the Pew Center on the States released an influenza pandemic database.

U.S. considers massive bird flu response

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A multi-agency plan to combat a potential bird flu outbreak in the United States is being finalized and may be signed by President George Bush this week.

Planning urged for bird-flu pandemic

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Epidemiologists are urging immediate global planning for a bird flu pandemic, World Health Organization officials said Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Proposals want $2B for bioterror plans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Legislative and academic proposals put before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday would devote almost $2 billion to improving U.S. capabilities to respond to a biolog