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Article Released Mon-16th-January-2006 09:22 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 16, 2006

Fourth Turkish child dies of bird flu; Is Bird Flu Overhyped?; Syrian border cities take precaution against bird flu; Cash set to help Kyrgyzstan, Turkey fight bird flu; Suspected bird flu case in Germany-newspaper; Bird flu review 'complacent'; UK investigators seize massive haul of suspected stolen bird flu;

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One suspected bird flu patient dies in Turkey
Xinhua - China
ANKARA, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- A 12-year-old Turkish girl suspected of carrying bird flu virus died on Sunday. The Health Ministry ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/16/content_4055690.htm

Is Bird Flu Overhyped?
TIME - USA
Anxiety about avian flu is spreading far faster than the disease. ... We need to keep an eye on the avian flu. We do not need to lose sleep over it.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1149398,00.html

Syrian border cities take precaution against bird flu
Xinhua - China
15 (Xinhuanet) -- Northern Syrian cities near the border with Turkey took precautious measures to prevent the lethal H5N1 bird flu virus from crossing into the ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/16/content_4055692.htm

Cash set to help Kyrgyzstan, Turkey fight bird flu
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are expected to receive soon the first international assistance to tackle bird flu, following a donors' meeting that begins in Beijing ...
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/532e0692-85f7-11da-bee0-0000779e2340.html

Fourth Turkish child dies of bird flu
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Ankara (dpa) - A 12-year-old child suspected of carrying the bird flu virus died in a hospital Sunday in the eastern Turkey city of Van, the Anadolu news ...
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=73330

FACTBOX-WHO figures for bird flu cases in humans
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Jan 15 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed 79 deaths from the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu since late 2003. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LA7787.htm

Suspected bird flu case in Germany-newspaper
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A patient was admitted to a German hospital with suspected bird flu symptoms, a German newspaper said on Sunday. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1518925.htm

Bird flu review 'complacent'
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The Conservatives have criticised as "complacent" the Government's decision not to hold an exercise reviewing contingency plans for bird flu until after the ...http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=69822006

Turkish girl dies of bird flu
Channel 4 News - London,UK
A Turkish girl has died from suspected bird flu and her brother remains critically ill in hospital after testing positive for the virus. ...
http://www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=516227

UK investigators seize massive haul of suspected stolen bird flu ...
Forbes - USA
... are expected in the next two weeks, an MHRA spokeswoman told AFP, but signs were the drug -- believed to be the most effective against bird flu -- was genuine. ...
http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2006/01/15/afx2450802.html

One more death of avian influenza
kurdishinfo.com - Germany
... YYU) Faculty of Medicine, Research Hospital, Department of Child Health and illness from Dogubeyazýt, Agrý on suspicion of avian influenza, lost her life. ... http://www.kurdishinfo.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5281

Update: Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus in ...
Community Dispatch (press release) - USA
Avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses usually affect wild birds but now are infecting and causing serious disease among poultry, such as chickens, in Asia and parts ...
http://communitydispatch.com/artman/publish/article_3439.shtml

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu, avian influenza
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