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Article Released Tue-7th-February-2006 10:42 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 7, 2006

More Budget Money Sought; A succesful fight; Flu kills fifth bird; WHO probes new Iraq cases; Nigeria 'has no bird flu'; US not ready; Bulgaria closes off lakes; Iraq finds outbreak; Russian Company Completes Vaccine Development; More vaccine for US; Avian Influenza Found in Hong Kong; New Laboratory Assay …; HHS and Institut Pasteur Partner …

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More Budget Money Sought Against Bird Flu
Washington Post - United States
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's budget seeks $2.6 billion to prepare for a possible worldwide outbreak of bird flu or some other super-strain of influenza. ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/06/AR2006020601032.html

A succesful fight against bird flu
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
Pennsylvania researchers have produced a bird flu vaccine made from a genetically engineered human cold virus which has provided cent percent protection to ...
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/feb72006/snt105924200626.asp

Avian flu kills fifth bird
The Standard - Hong Kong
A dead magpie has tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu in Hong Kong - the fifth dead bird to be found infected with the virus in recent weeks. ...
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=13&art_id=11449&sid=6552708&con_type=1

WHO probes new Iraq 'bird flu' cases
Aljazeera.net - Qatar
Doctors in northern Iraq are treating at least six patients suspected of having the deadly strain of bird flu, according to officials from the World Health ...
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B747BBFD-FC1C-4AC8-9149-4963710E54C8.htm

Nigeria 'has no bird flu'
News24 - South Africa
Kano - Results from initial tests on chickens that mysteriously died in northern Nigeria showed no sign of bird flu, but further tests were being carried out ...
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1876046,00.html

US not ready for bird flu, experts say
International Herald Tribune - France
... Bird flu human infection is still rare, but it has killed about half of the 161 people known to have been infected, and officials fear it will mutate into a ...
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/06/news/flu.php

Bulgaria closes off lakes after H5 bird flu found
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Feb 6 (Reuters) - Bulgaria shut off wetland areas on Monday and investigated the deaths of scores of birds after announcing its first case of H5 avian flu in a ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06165688.htm

Iraq finds bird flu outbreak in poultry, OIE says
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iraq has reported an outbreak of bird flu among poultry in Sulaimaniya, the province where a teenager died from the disease last month ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06362161.htm

Russian Company Completes Development of Bird Flu Vaccine
MOSNEWS - Russia
A Russian pharmaceutical company has announced the bird flu vaccine it has been working on is complete and has been successfully tested on animals. ... http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/02/06/birdflu.shtml

Sanofi says produces more bird flu vaccine for US
Reuters.uk - UK
... drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has completed production of an additional $50 million worth of bulk-concentrate vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu for the ...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2006-02-06T080508Z_01_WEN9854_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-SANOFI-DC.XML

Avian Influenza Found in Hong Kong
Wisconsin Ag Connection - Marshfield,WI,USA
... that two birds - a wild bird that was found dead and a chicken smuggled from China - were infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of the avian influenza virus. ...
http://www.wisconsinagconnection.com/story-national.cfm?Id=138&yr=2006

New Laboratory Assay for Diagnostic Testing of Avian Influenza A ...
Community Dispatch (press release) - USA
... to detect highly pathogenic influenza A/H5 viruses from the Asian lineage associated with recent laboratory-confirmed infections of avian influenza in humans ... http://communitydispatch.com/artman/publish/article_3698.shtml

HHS and Institut Pasteur Partner on Pandemic Influenza ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
... "This partnership will substantially strengthen the capacity to prepare for and respond to a pandemic in countries where avian influenza is now endemic in ...
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-06-2006/0004275425&EDATE=

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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