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Article Released Thu-16th-February-2006 23:36 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 16, 2006

Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'; Russia reports new outbreak; UN official urges better strategy to combat bird flu; NIGERIA: International experts deploy to help check bird flu; Iraqi health minister declares alert in southern province; Virulent strain now in Germany; False reports lead to slaughter in Zambia; EU Confirmed Case in Hungary …

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Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'
CNN International - USA
All domestic birds in that country have been ordered kept indoors starting next week. Do you think bird flu will mutate and cause a human pandemic? ...
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/conditions/02/15/birdflu.cost/

Russia reports new outbreak of bird flu
Xinhua - China
15 (Xinhuanet) -- Tests confirmed the presence of the bird flu virus in poultry in a southern Russian region, health officials said on Wednesday, reporting the ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/16/content_4185510.htm

UN official urges better strategy to combat bird flu
Financial Times - London,England,UK
An international official monitoring the spread of bird flu in animals on Wednesday called for greater co-ordination between government agencies and enhanced ...
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d4ee5948-9e52-11da-b641-0000779e2340.html

NIGERIA: International experts deploy to help check bird flu ...
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Teams fighting bird flu in Nigeria urgently need protective clothing and transportation for moving quickly to farms where outbreaks are reported, FAO team ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/31e2b838df78972e6371271250f41410.htm

Iraqi health minister declares bird flu alert in southern province
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
AMARAH, Iraq -- Iraqi authorities have declared a bird flu alert in a southern province and called for security forces to prevent people from carrying birds ...
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060215-0402-birdflu.html

Virulent strain of bird flu now in Germany
Globe and Mail - Canada
... that further tests on samples from two dead swans have confirmed that the birds were the country's first known cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060215.wgermbird0215/BNStory/International/home

False bird-flu reports lead to slaughter in Zambia
Mail & Guardian Online - Johannesburg,South Africa
... of villagers in southern Zambia have slaughtered their chickens and goats in the wake of false reports of the presence of the deadly bird flu having reached ...
http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=264364&area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__africa/

Bird Flu Spreads in Europe
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
By Cihan News Agency, Istanbul. Recently seen in South Asia and Turkey, the bird flu has also been discovered in several European countries. ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060215&hn=29818

EU Confirmed Bird Flu Case in Hungary
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
By Cihan News Agency, Budapest. The European Union (EU) has confirmed bird flu cases in Hungary after the deaths of three swans in the south of the country. ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060215&hn=29825

Switzerland uplifts alert level against avian influenza
Xinhua - China
GENEVA, Feb. 15 (Xinhuanet) - Switzerland uplifted its alert level against avian influenza on Wednesday, reintroducing a ban on keeping poultry outdoors. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/15/content_4185424.htm

Avian Influenza Reported in 3 More Countries
Washington Post - United States
TEHRAN, Feb. 14 - Iran on Tuesday said 135 wild swans died of bird flu in marshlands near the Caspian Sea in the country's first ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/14/AR2006021402136.html

QUESTIONS ON IMMUNITY AND AVIAN INFLUENZA ...
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
In 2004 there were over thirty-five commercial agri-food barns that were infected with Avian Influenza in the Lower Mainland section of British Columbia. ...
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=5857

Avian Influenza H5N1 In Swans In Germany: Authorities Applying ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
The German authorities informed the European Commission last night of cases of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in dead wild swans found on the island of Rugen ...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=37822

Avian influenza: Standing Committee gives favourable opinion to ...
EUROPA (press release) - Brussels,Belgium
European Commission draft Decisions on avian influenza to approve co-funding for national surveillance plans and to ban imports of untreated feathers from ...
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/172&type=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Avian influenza H5 confirmed in swans in Austria: authorities ...
EUROPA (press release) - Brussels,Belgium
The Austrian authorities have informed the European Commission this afternoon of a confirmed case of the H5 avian influenza virus in 2 dead swans found in the ...
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/169&type=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Editor`s Choice Special feature What is Bird Flu? How does it ...
Accra Daily Mail - Accra,Ghana
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease occurs worldwide. ...
http://www.accra-mail.com/mailnews.asp?id=15581

Keywords associated to this article: bird flu, avian influenza
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