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Article Released Tue-17th-January-2006 12:14 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 17, 2006

Turkey culls 932,000 fowl; Nabarro Begs Richest Nations; Israel scare proves unfounded; £560m pledged to help poorer nations; Indonesian girl dies; Middle East on high alert; Iran readies for spread from Turkey; Situation in Turkey; Commissioner Kyprianou visits China; France learns from VN's experience

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Turkey culls 932,000 fowl to stem bird flu
Xinhua - China
16 (Xinhuanet) -- Turkey culled 932,000 fowl in fight against the spread of bird flu, Turkey's National Coordination Center for Bird Flu announced on Monday. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/17/content_4060301.htm

Nabarro Begs Richest Nations as Millions Face Bird Flu Death
Bloomberg - USA
... As the United Nations' bird-flu coordinator, he faces his toughest job yet: galvanizing world leaders meeting in China this week to prevent a potential killer ...
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=audmgEasePRg&refer=japan

Israel bird flu scare proves unfounded
Jerusalem Post - Israel
The lab at Hadassah University Medical Center found on Monday night that a 50-year-old east Jerusalem man who developed flu symptoms and who raises chickens ...
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1136361094016&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Transparency and Coordination Needed in Bird Flu Efforts
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
... European Union Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner, Marcus Kyprianou, has urged for the assembly of a stronger global coordination against bird flu. ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060116&hn=28688

£560m pledged to help poorer nations fight bird flu
Scotsman - United Kingdom
COUNTRIES around the world are expected to pledge at least £560 million to help poorer nations tackle bird flu and prepare for a potential pandemic in humans. ...
http://news.scotsman.com/health.cfm?id=75022006

Indonesian girl dies from bird flu
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Bird flu kills 12th Indonesian man (January 9, 2006) -- Indonesian health officials confirmed Monday a man who died Jan. 1 was infected ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20060116-05262000-bc-indonesia-birdflu.xml

BIRD FLU: MIDDLE EAST ON HIGH ALERT
AKI - Rome,Italy
... It has also allocated a million dollars from its budget to fight bird flu and has called on government information departments and independent media to step up ... http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.251142654&par=0

BIRD FLU: STORACE, ALLERT STILL AT LEVEL 3
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
(AGI) - Rome, Jan. 16 - The allarm for bird flu is still at level 3 on a scale of 6 set by the WHO. That's what Health Minister ... http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200601162018-1236-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

Iran readies for spread of bird flu from Turkey
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
TEHRAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Iran is steeling itself for a feared onslaught of bird flu across the Turkish border, giving doctors flu vaccines, readying ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/OLI651512.htm

Avian influenza -- situation in Turkey - update 5
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
... tests conducted at Turkey's national influenza centre in Ankara have confirmed two additional cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. ...
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_16/en/

Commissioner Kyprianou visits China to discuss avian flu ...
EUROPA (press release) - Brussels,Belgium
... The conference's aim is to mobilize and co-ordinate the financial support from donors to boost the response to avian influenza and potential flu pandemic at ...
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/44&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

France learns from VN's anti-avian influenza experience
VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi,Vietnam
Two members of the French Congress's Avian Influenza Information Committee will visit Vietnam to learn from Vietnam's experience in dealing with the avian ...
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2006/01/532951/

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