Myanmar (Burma)

Japanese health officials issued an alert over giving flu drug Tamiflu to teenagers March 21 as Myanmar reported a further outbreak of bird flu in poultry. Tamiflu is regarded as one of the main drugs effective against a bird flu pandemic, but a series of cases, including teen suicides in Japan, have fueled concern the drug could induce psychiatric symptoms. Swiss drugmaker Roche said that new data from Japan and the US indicated there was no established causal link between Tamiflu and psychiatric symptoms. (Reuters)

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