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Article Released Wed-8th-February-2006 11:53 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 8, 2006

Possible 3rd Death in Iraq; Bulgaria says don't panic; Chinese less worried; Stocks fall after strain detection; HK bans backyard farms; Software to save lives; US,French Health Agencies Join Forces; Discovery of variations of virus challenging; Inspection in Indonesia; Situation in Iraq, Indonesia; EU-funded Research; TraceTracker Joins Fight;

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Possible Third Bird Flu Death Eyed in Iraq
ABC News - USA
... Iraqi health experts are investigating the death of a boy in southern Iraq to see if he may have contracted the deadly bird flu virus, a top health official ...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=1591197

Bulgaria says don't panic after bird flu criticism
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
SOFIA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Bulgaria urged people on Tuesday not to panic after the media said the authorities were not ready to tackle possible bird flu outbreaks ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07744264.htm

UPDATE 1-Yum says Chinese less worried about bird flu
Reuters - USA
... Profile, Research) chief executive on Tuesday said Chinese consumers appear to be less concerned about eating chicken in light of a deadly bird flu and added ...
http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=marketsNews&storyID=2006-02-07T163959Z_01_N07229936_RTRIDST_0_LEISURE-YUM-BIRDFLU-UPDATE-1.XML

Stocks fall after bird flu strain detection
BusinessWeek - USA
... turned lower Tuesday after Hong Kong authorities said they suspected two birds that died in the area were infected with a deadly strain of the bird flu virus. ... http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8FKCILO8.htm?campaign_id=apn_tech_down&chan=tc

HK bans backyard poultry farms in bird flu fight
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... poultry farming on Tuesday to try to prevent the spread of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds and limit the chances of people contracting deadly bird flu. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HKG364138.htm

City software to save lives if bird flu strikes
Scotsman - United Kingdom
LIFE-SAVING technology aimed at halting the spread of bird flu has been developed in the city. The computer software designed at ...
http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm

US, French Health Agencies Join Forces To Detect Bird Flu
noticias.info - Spain
/noticias.info/ France and the United States are to join forces to detect early outbreaks of bird flu under an agreement signed in Paris on Monday, officials ...
http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=144347&src=0

Discovery of variations of bird-flu virus challenging reliance on ...
FinFacts Ireland - Ireland
Evidence that the bird-flu virus has evolved into distinct subgroups is challenging the wisdom of relying on a single strain of the disease to make a vaccine. ...
http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10004806.shtml

Bird Flu Inspection in Indonesia
Prensa Latina - Havana,Cuba
Yakarta, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of bird flu in Indonesia is increasing, the authorities will extend the inspections to other parts of the country, a ...
http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BF4CB22E0-3C63-4F04-80B6-929BEA3F5816%7D&language=EN

Avian influenza -- situation in Iraq - Update 2
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
A WHO-led team of international experts, including veterinary expertise from FAO, is now in the Erbil and Sulaimaniyah area of northern Iraq, where a fatal ...
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_07/en/

EU-funded Research on Pandemic and Avian Influenza
Nieuwsbank (persbericht) - Netherlands
The European Commission is today holding a media briefing to present current EU-funded research on pandemic and avian influenza. ... http://www.nieuwsbank.nl/_payment/order/1716782912/en/2006/02/07/f015.htm

TraceTracker Joins Fight Against Avian Influenza; Traceability May ...
CCNMatthews (press release) - Toronto,ON,Canada
... TraceTracker has also met with the representative of the UN Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Avian Influenza in Bangkok, and had an update on UN activities ... http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=579139

Avian influenza -- situation in Indonesia - update 2
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional four cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. ... http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_06/en/

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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