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 Bird Flu – Press monitoring

Turkish govt confirms 3rd bird flu death; $665m put up for bird flu aid; WHO says Spain's implementation of anti-bird flu measures; Bird flu strain 'could be mutating'; Porous borders add to Iraq bird flu fears; Turkey bird flu analysis complete; WHO: Avian Influenza Precautions will Suffice; Romania confronts possible first human case of bird flu

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Bird Flu – Press monitoring
Dated: January 13, 2006

Turkey seeks to tackle bird flu outbreak
NDTV.com - New Delhi,India
Turkey's bird flu outbreak has prompted authorities to take more steps to keep the deadly H5N1 strain from spreading. This is despite ...
http://www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=birdfluscare&slug=Turkey+seeks+to+tackle+bird+flu+outbreak&id=83604&callid=1

Turkish govt confirms 3rd bird flu death; reports new human ...
Forbes - USA
ANKARA (AFX) - The Turkish government said new tests showed that a child who died last week had succumbed to avian influenza, and that two more people had ... http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2006/01/12/afx2445471.html

FACTBOX-Bird flu cases, precautions in Europe
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Jan 12 (Reuters) - The European Union praised Turkey on Thursday for its transparency and cooperation over bird flu but advised neighbouring states to step up ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L3136098.htm

Bird Flu Experts Push for Early Detection, Rapid Response
Voice of America - USA
... The warning has been given added urgency by confirmation this week of human bird flu deaths in Turkey, the first from the H5N1 virus to occur outside East Asia ...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-01-12-voa39.cfm

$665m put up for bird flu aid
NEWS.com.au - Australia
WORLD Bank member countries overnight endorsed $US500 million ($665.7 million) in aid to help countries deal with bird flu, ahead of next week's meeting in ...
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17809934-23109,00.html

WHO says Spain's implementation of anti-bird flu measures ...
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Spain has effectively implemented its rigorous anti-bird flu measures, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report quoted by Spain's presidential ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200601/12/eng20060112_234902.html

Bird flu strain 'could be mutating'
This is London - London,England,UK
A possible indication that H5N1 bird flu is mutating towards a form adapted to humans has emerged from British scientists. Medical ...
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWA18562341137086552A000?source=PA%20Feed&ct=5

Bird Flu Spreads
Voice of America - USA
... the H-5-N-1 avian influenza virus. These are the first confirmed cases of bird flu in humans outside of Southeast Asia and China. ...
http://www.voanews.com/uspolicy/2006-01-12-voa5.cfm

Porous borders add to Iraq bird flu fears
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Despite these difficulties, the head of a committee set up by Iraq's health and agriculture ministries to tackle bird flu is confident that the country can ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAR256211.htm

Turkey bird flu analysis complete
BBC News - UK
Scientists analysing the bird flu virus which is infecting people in Turkey say it is a particularly nasty form, but one which has been seen elsewhere. ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4607370.stm

WHO: Avian Influenza Precautions will Suffice
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
... He thanked the Minister of Health for mobilizing all its sources in fighting against the avian influenza, or the bird flu in other words. ... http://www.zaman.com/?bl=national&alt=&hn=28539

Update: Confirmed human infections with avian influenza A (H5N1) ...
Community Dispatch (press release) - USA
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 11 additional patients have tested positive for the H5 subtype of avian influenza virus in Turkey. ...
http://communitydispatch.com/artman/publish/article_3401.shtml

EU extends surveillance measures against avian influenza
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
The European Union (EU) on Wednesday extended requirements for the on-going surveillance of wild birds and poultry for avian influenza until the end of this ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200601/12/eng20060112_234905.html

Romania confronts possible first human case of bird flu
Euronews.net - Lyon,France
Romania may have its first human case of avian influenza. A Turkish citizen was admitted to a hospital in Bucharest on Wednesday ...
http://euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=330629&lng=1

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