Avian flu: 665,000 doses of vaccine arrive for farmers and veterinarians

They are supplied by an English pharmaceutical company. Italy is currently not among the countries that have signed the agreement

As concern grows about new cases of avian influenza transmitted from animals to humans, 15 states of the European Union contract was signed for will benefit from the vaccine for human use against disease transmission.
The report by the exact following the spread of bird flu in different countries of the world, Hera, in fact, is empowered to prepare for and respond to health emergencies to prepare for the possibility that it will spread among humans signed a contract With British pharmaceutical company Seqirus. This will allow you to supply 665 thousand doses of vaccine intended for farmers and veterinarians to prevent the virus considering the fact At present, infection is limited to those who have been in close contact with infected animals and contaminated spaces.

First shipment to Finland, vaccines for those most at risk of infection

It is stipulated in the four-year contract More than 40 million doses likely to be provided.
L’Italy is not among the countries Denmark, Latvia, France, Cyprus, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Iceland and Norway are the countries that Hera has signed the agreement with. Procurement provides participants with an additional opportunity to purchase vaccines based on the country’s public health context, while remaining free to purchase them through their own national procedures.
Right now first shipments are preparing for Finland for immediate vaccination workers at risk.

A single preventive vaccine, there are no cases of bird flu in humans in the EU

A vaccine for humans to be supplied by Seqirus against the transmission of zoonotic avian influenza as noted by the European Commissioncitation allowed in the EU only. This was reported by the European Commission itself So far, no human cases of bird flu have been reported in the European Union. Meanwhile, despite the World Health Organization reiterating that the risk of human infection with the H5N1 virus is still low and there is no need to sound the alarm, After infecting a 2½-year-old girl in AustraliaAlso in India, Recorded in eastern West Bengal a case of bird flu in a four-year-old child.

On its website, the WHO explains that the patient was hospitalized in February severe persistent breathing problems, high fever and abdominal cramps. Kid, who was exposed to poultry was in and around his house he was discharged three months later diagnosis and treatment. This is the second case of infection in India after the first case was reported in 2019.

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