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Article Released Tue-24th-January-2006 09:45 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 24, 2006

WHO Says Possible Pandemic Not Exaggerated; China announces 10th case; Turkey culls 1.28 mln fowl; IMF: Turkish Economy not affected; Generex to meet with FDA; Europe spooked; US Delegation Praises Turkey; Poverty in ill-fated town; Mutations detected in Turkish sample; Situation in Indonesia; United States Pursues Criminal Charges in Drug Fraud

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WHO Says Possible Bird Flu Pandemic Not Exaggerated
Voice of America - USA
... WHO Director-General, Lee Jong-Wook, rebuffs suggestions that the World Health Organization is exaggerating the risk of a bird flu pandemic that could ...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-01-23-voa53.cfm

China announces 10th human case of bird flu
Reuters.uk - UK
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Health announced the country's 10th human case of bird flu infection on Monday after a 29-year-old woman from the ...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-01-23T164951Z_01_PEK238405_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BIRDFLU-CHINA.xml&archived=False

Turkey culls 1.28 mln fowl to prevent bird flu
Xinhua - China
23 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has culled 1.28 million fowl in a bid to prevent bird flu spread in the country, Turkish National Coordination Center for Bird Flu said ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/24/content_4090912.htm

IMF: Bird Flu does not Affect Turkish Economy
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
... The International Monetary Fund (IMF), is conducting studies on the possible impacts the bird flu may have on the Turkish economy. ... http://www.zaman.com/?bl=economy&alt=&trh=20060123&hn=28953

Generex to meet with FDA on bird flu drug
BusinessWeek - USA
... shoot up 25 percent in premarket electronic trading Monday after regulators set a date to discuss potential human studies of its experimental bird flu vaccine. ... http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8FAE6GG0.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

Bird flu news spooks Europe
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
Something felt spooky and inevitable about the headlines, when they appeared over the weekend, sounding the warning that much-feared Asian bird flu had at last ... http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15archive/&entry_id=2663

US Delegation Praises Turkey Combating Bird Flu
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
... Adviser, Ann Derse, said the American delegation that came to Turkey to conduct examinations was impressed by the programs initiated against bird flu in Turkey ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=national&alt=&trh=20060123&hn=28958

Bird flu preys on poverty in ill-fated town
Reuters - USA
... A fortnight later Fatma was dead, the fourth Turk killed by bird flu. Five ... son. He was the first bird flu victim outside east Asia. ...
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=lifeAndLeisureNews&storyID=2006-01-23T135955Z_01_L18766203_RTRUKOC_0_US-BIRDFLU-TURKEY-FAMILIES.xml

Mutations of bird flu virus detected in Turkish sample
Xinhua - China
23 (Xinhuanet) -- Bird flu virus mutations that could make it easier for the virus to infect humans have been found in a sample taken from a patient in Turkey ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/23/content_4089489.htm

Avian influenza -- situation in Indonesia - update
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional 2 cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Both cases were fatal. ... http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_23/en/

United States Pursues Criminal Charges in Bird Flu Drug Fraud
Washington File - Washington,DC,USA
... FDA) and federal law enforcement agencies are arresting people who are trying to sell bogus remedies or vaccines against avian influenza, also known as bird flu ... http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=January&x=20060123124146cmretrop0.6348993&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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