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Article Released Mon-23rd-January-2006 10:08 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 23, 2006

Algeria steps up measures; Free Chicken Meat Reduces Anxiety; France investigates possible human case; Bird flu hasn't slowed tourists; WHO - two more Indonesians dead; Bird flu may spread faster; Australian academic mocks 'over-reaction'; Hunting Bird Flu; Update from National Coordination Center; Firms at summit are urged to plan for the worst

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Algeria steps up measures against bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
ALGIERS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Algeria will spend eight billion dinars ($111 million) to protect itself from any outbreak of bird flu in the North African country ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/AHM265972.htm

Free Chicken Meat Reduces Anxiety over Bird Flu
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
The suppliers of chicken meat have begun to use interesting methods to boost their sales following severe stagnation due to intense anxiety over the bird flu. ... http://www.zaman.com/?bl=economy&alt=&trh=20060122&hn=28930

France investigates possible human bird flu case
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
France is investigating a possible case of bird flu in a woman who recently visited Turkey, the French health ministry has said. ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/22/uflu.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/01/22/ixportaltop.html

Bird flu hasn't slowed tourists
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
... ``We were really scared about this because everybody was talking about the bird flu as if it would happen tomorrow, but so far nothing has happened.''. ...
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/13685240.htm

WHO confirms two more Indonesians dead from bird flu
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
Jakarta - The World Health Organization have confirmed two Indonesians from the same family died from bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H5N1 virus in ...
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/health/article_1078306.php/WHO_confirms_two_more_Indonesians_dead_from_bird_flu

Bird flu may spread faster: Study
Chennai Online - Chennai,India
New York, Jan 22: Bird flu might spread from infected faeces or urine as well as coughed up droplets, a new study on infected cats show, raising fresh fears ... http://www.chennaionline.com/colnews/newsitem.asp?NEWSID=%7BD9A486C8-E626-469C-B873-9D3ABEBB86F1%7D&CATEGORYNAME=Health

Australian academic mocks our bird flu 'over-reaction'
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
The government's preparations for a possible outbreak of bird flu are being panned as being completely over the top. This week the ...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10364832

Hunting Bird Flu
Newsweek - USA
By Rod Nordland. Jan. 30, 2006 issue - The appearance of bird flu in Europe, and particularly the outbreak in Turkey, has created several scientific mysteries. ...
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10965122/site/newsweek/

National Coordination Center For Bird Flu: We Have Culled 1.1 ...
Turkish Press - Plymouth,MI,USA
ANKARA - ''We have culled 1 million 107 thousand fowl so far,'' Turkish National Coordination Center for Bird Flu announced on Thursday. ...
http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=104515

Firms at bird flu summit are urged to plan for the worst
The Sunday Times - UK
... gyms, and setting up employees so they can work from home are some of the emergency measures British companies would have to take in an outbreak of bird flu. ... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2095-2003468,00.html

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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