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Article Released Thu-12th-January-2006 12:17 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring

Less threatening bird flu?, Two More Bird Flu-Related Deaths in China; UN calls for $1.5bn bird flu fund; Bird flu may spread; EU tries to prevent the spread of bird flu; Bird flu toll grows;Time to stamp out bird flu at source; Deadly bird flu could become endemic in Turkey; Signs of recovery console Turks hit by bird flu;

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Bird Flu – Press monitoring
Dated: January 12, 2006

HealthWrap: Less threatening bird flu?
Science Daily (press release) - USA
... WHO official says bird flu not mutating (January 10, 2006) -- A World Health Organization official says the bird flu virus in Turkey does not appear to be ...

Two More Bird Flu-Related Deaths in China
Washington Post - United States
... 11 -- The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that two more people have died of bird flu in China, raising to five the number of those who have ...

Global bird flu campaign needs $1.5 billion -UN
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Jan 11 (Reuters) - International donors will need to contribute about $1.4 billion to finance the next phase of the global campaign against bird flu at a ...

UN calls for $1.5bn bird flu fund
BBC News - UK
The UN has called for $1.5bn to help implement programmes to fight bird flu and prepare for a pandemic in humans. The UN's bird ...

Bird flu may spread: UN
Toronto Star - Canada
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's fast-moving outbreak of bird flu prompted villagers across the border in Georgia to slaughter chickens, geese and ducks en masse ...

EU tries to prevent the spread of bird flu
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
... Union decided Wednesday to extend its monitoring of wild birds and poultry until the end of 2006 in an effort to prevent the further spread of bird flu. ...

Bird flu toll grows
Brisbane Courier Mail - Queensland, Australia
THE deaths of two more people in China and two confirmed dead in Turkey have brought the global toll from bird flu to 78. The World ...,5936,17795601%5E954,00.html

Time to stamp out bird flu at source
New Scientist (subscription) - UK
EXACTLY two years ago disease experts were alarmed by news that people in Vietnam were dying of H5N1 bird flu. Next week, with people ...

Deadly bird flu could become endemic in Turkey, say UN vets
Forbes - USA
... Asia since 2003. Without strict isolation, they say, it will be very difficult to halt the spread of avian flu throughout Europe.

Signs of recovery console Turks hit by bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
VAN, Turkey, Jan 11 (Reuters) - In the children's ward where the Turkish victims of bird flu died, eight-year-old Sumeyye Mamuk has recovered enough to wander ...

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