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Article Released Mon-6th-February-2006 11:09 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 6, 2006

WHO teams in Iraq; New Zealanders well-informed risk; Bulgaria to supply Tamiflu; Indonesia's Confirmed Death Toll Increases to 16; WHO confirms Iraq bird flu death; Bird flu risk is high in Ukraine; Flu ruffles fear of chickens; Two More Children Released From Hospital; Getting ready for next pandemic; Disaster preparation just common sense

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WHO teams in Iraq to fight bird flu
Aljazeera.net - Qatar
Two teams from the World Health Organisation (WHO) are in Iraq to help fight off the spread of bird flu in Kurdistan which has claimed its first victim in the ... http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B3303201-92AE-47D3-B7BC-BAE292C786E8.htm

New Zealanders well-informed of bird flu risk: official
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Three out of five New Zealanders think the country is taking the threat of a flu pandemic ' seriously enough' while nearly two-thirds have seen information on ... http://english.people.com.cn/200602/05/eng20060205_240383.html

Bulgaria to supply Tamiflu to prevent spread of bird flu
Xinhua - China
... said on Sunday it will supply all veterinary departments and the units of the Civil Defense across the country with Tamiflu to prevent the spread of bird flu. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/05/content_4139887.htm

Indonesia's Confirmed Death Toll From Bird Flu Increases to 16
Bloomberg - USA
5 (Bloomberg) -- Indonesia's death toll from bird flu rose to 16 as the World Health Organization confirmed two more people had died from the H5N1 virus, an ...
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=acWzzqcXMBTA&refer=asia

WHO confirms Iraq bird flu death
Arab American News - Dearbom,MI,USA
Baghdad - The World Health Organization has confirmed that a teenage girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in northern Iraq last month. ... http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=4318

Bird flu risk is high in Ukraine -- minister
ITAR-TASS - Moscow,Russia
SIMFEROPOL, February 5 (Itar-Tass) -- Bird flu is spreading so quickly that any delay in the suppression of the infection may pose a lethal threat to people ...
http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=2952096&PageNum=0

Bird flu death in Indonesia up to 16
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Bird flu deaths in Indonesia have reached 16, as two people were confirmed by the world Health Organization on Saturday, an official of Indonesian Health ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200602/05/eng20060205_240326.html

Flu ruffles fear of chickens
Miami Herald - FL,USA
Bird flu worries have prompted state testing in Key West. Some fear a push to rid the city of its chickens. BY JENNIFER BABSON. KEY ... http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/monroe_county/cities_neighborhoods/florida_keys/13792712.htm

Two More Children Infected With Bird Flu Released From Hospital
All Headline News - USA
... There were 21 suspected human cases with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu in Turkey, and all of them were under the age of 18, according to Turkish laboratories ...
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7002258478

Getting ready for next pandemic to strike
Penticton Western - Abbotsford,Canada
... Though the recent outbreaks of Avian influenza have often been linked to pandemic influenza, the two are not necessarily the same, said Diane Araki, project ... http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=102&cat=23&id=584568&more=

Disaster preparation just common sense
Arizona Daily Star - Tucson,AZ,USA
... past? The 1918 epidemic killed 50 million worldwide, and as many as 7.5 million deaths may occur with an avian influenza pandemic. ... http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/114361

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu, avian influenza
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