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Article Released Thu-26th-January-2006 12:28 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring January 26, 2006

Mainlander killed; Experts bid to allay fears; China's 8th patient out of quarantine; Algeria denies report of human death; Egypt farmer dumps 10,000 chicks; Japan starts slaughter of 770,000 birds; US team satisfied with Turkey's efforts; US government delegation visits Armenia; International Pledging Conference; Science at the Forefront; H5N1 FAQ

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Bird flu kills mainlander
The Standard - Hong Kong
A 29-year-old woman in southwestern China has died from bird flu, bringing the country's human death toll from the disease to seven, Xinhua News Agency said ...
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=17&art_id=10768&sid=6389388&con_type=1

Experts bid to allay bird flu fears
Ireland Online - Dublin,Ireland
The recent deaths of four people from bird flu in Turkey has not increased the risk of the disease spreading to Ireland, experts said today. ...
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=170544890&p=y7x545596

Bird flu claims another life in China
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
BEIJING, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A Chinese woman infected with bird flu has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, and Indonesia treated a ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25768210.htm

China's eighth human bird flu patient out of quarantine
Xinhua - China
25 (Xinhuanet) -- China's eighth bird flu patient in the central province of Hunan has been removed from quarantine,a local hospital source said Wednesday. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4100699.htm

Algeria denies report of human bird flu death
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
ALGIERS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Algeria denied any outbreak of bird flu on Wednesday after newspaper reports that a poultry breeder in the western city of Oran may ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25720018.htm

Egypt farmer dumps 10,000 chicks in bird flu flap
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... farmer abandoned 10,000 newly hatched chicks to their fate on a desert road east of Cairo fearing they might be infected with the deadly bird flu virus, a ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25757445.htm

Japan starts slaughter of 770,000 birds to stem bird flu outbreak
National Post - Canada
TOKYO -- Japan has begun slaughtering 770,000 birds in an effort to stamp out a mild form of bird flu in northern Japan, an official said Wednesday. ... http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e9a1f117-b1ee-4498-85c0-cf375697a159&k=23693

US bird flu team satisfied with Turkey's efforts
Hürriyet - Turkey
A US bird flu team, who are visiting Turkey to assess the way in which the crisis is being dealt with, has voiced it's support for Turkey's operations ... http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/3841571.asp?gid=74

US GOVERNMENT AVIAN INFLUENZA DELEGATION VISITS ARMENIA
Panorama.am - Yerevan,Armenia
... January 25, a US government inter-agency team visited Armenia as part of a regional trip to learn about the region´s preparations to address avian influenza. ...
http://www.panorama.am/index.asp?sel=2883&l=e

International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Pandemic ...
OIE (press release) - Paris,France
... th and 18 th January 2006 in Beijing ( China ), the international community pledged a total amount of $1.9 billion US dollars to fight avian influenza and to ...
http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_060125.htm

Avian Influenza: Science at the Forefront
United States Geological Survey (press release) - Reston,VA,USA
Experts agree that the dangerous form of avian influenza currently found in Asia and Eastern Europe could reach North America in the next few years. ...
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1432

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Frequently Asked Questions
Community Dispatch (press release) - USA
Bird flu, the popular name for avian influenza (AI), is a disease primarily found in poultry and wild birds. Avian influenza can ...
http://communitydispatch.com/artman/publish/article_3562.shtml

Avian influenza -- situation in China -- update 2
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
The Ministry of Health in China has confirmed the country's tenth case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. ...
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_25a/en/

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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