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Article Released Wed-15th-February-2006 19:34 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 15, 2006

Bird flu fears ease for sick children; FACTBOX-Bird flu cases, precautions in Europe; Morocco steps up bird flu checks as migration begins; Romania finds bird flu in fowl near Black Sea port; Italian loses job over bird flu fear, kills family; Real risk of bird flu in Europe: UN; Poultry Farmers in Nigeria Battle Bird Flu …

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Bird flu fears ease for sick children
TVNZ - New Zealand
Two Nigerian children suspected of having deadly bird flu probably did not have the virus after all, say health officials, as the country's president appealed ...
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/660686

FACTBOX-Bird flu cases, precautions in Europe
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Feb 14 (Reuters) - Two swans found dead in Austria were infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, an official with the government's Agency for Food Safety ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14444730.htm

Morocco steps up bird flu checks as migration begins
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... "If it's not controlled immediately, it will be very difficult to stop bird flu spreading throughout the country," Haoudfi said. ... http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14625532.htm

Romania finds bird flu in fowl near Black Sea port
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Bird flu has been discovered in 31 villages across the country since the virus was first detected in October in the Danube delta, Europe's largest wetlands and ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14760207.htm

Italian loses job over bird flu fear, kills family
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... with a hammer and slit his own throat after losing his job delivering chickens because poultry sales fell on consumers' fear of bird flu, local newspapers said ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14761061.htm

Real risk of bird flu in Europe: UN
Times of India - India
ROME: UN experts warned on Tuesday there was a "real risk" of bird flu spreading to the rest of Europe and urged governments to prevent the avian influenza ...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1415229.cms

Poultry Farmers in Nigeria Battle Bird Flu
Voice of America - USA
By Gilbert Da Costa. Reports that the bird flu virus is spreading in Nigeria is putting tremendous pressure on poultry farmers in the West African country. ...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-02-14-voa38.cfm

BIRD FLU: STORACE - REGIONS ALL COLLABORATING SAVE FOR ONE
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
"Last Sunday I asked for a comprehensive report on the bird flu situation in all regions in order to show that the whole country is taking action including the ...
http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200602141819-1236-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

BIRD FLU: ALEMANNO TO ICRF - TIGHTEN UP LABEL CHECKS
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
In so saying, the Minister for Agriculture Gianni Alemanno commented on possible repercussions on sales of the recent cases of bird flu in our country. ... http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200602141853-1246-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

Trade in wild birds could bring flu to SA
The Herald Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth,Eastern Cape,South Africa
... David Newton, the director of the SA branch of Traffic, the world's biggest monitor of wildlife trade, said the country's capacity to police the trade was ...http://www.theherald.co.za/herald/news/n26_14022006.htm

Avian influenza
Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Developing Avian Influenza (H5N1) ...
Market Wire (press release) - USA
... OTC BB: CGPN), a leading Bio-Pharmaceutical Company in China, announced that they are developing the highly efficient Avian Influenza Inactivated Vaccine for ... http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=109838

EU: Avian influenza confirmed in wild swans in Italy: Italian ...
noticias.info - Spain
/noticias.info/ The Italian authorities today informed the European Commission of confirmed outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in ...
http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=146088&src=0

SOUTH AFRICA: PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE FOR BIRD FLU
African News Dimension - Johannesburg,South Africa
... According to the NICD, Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. ...
http://www.andnetwork.com/app?service=direct/1/Home/$StorySummary$0.$DirectLink$1&sp=l18048

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu, avian influenza
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