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 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 17, 2006

Albanian president touts measures against bird flu; CSL encouraged by small-dose vaccine test; EU launches more measures to fight bird flu; NIGER: Dead birds raise fears; Bird flu hits Slovenia, where in EU next?; Second Iraqi dies; Vietnam to restore poultry industry; US to test child vaccine; Avian influenza confirmed in swans in Hungary ...

Bird Flu – Press monitoring
Dated: February 17, 2006

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Albanian president touts effective measures against bird flu
Xinhua - China
16 (Xinhuanet) -- Albanian President Alfred Moisiu claimed on Thursday that measures adopted by the government in its prevention of bird flu are effective so ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/17/content_4190375.htm

CSL encouraged by small-dose bird flu vaccine test
Reuters - USA
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A 15 microgram dose of a vaccine against the H5N1 bird flu virus achieved "encouraging" early results in a trial involving healthy adults ...
http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2006-02-16T231046Z_01_SYA002242_RTRUKOC_0_US-BIRDFLU-AUSTRALIA-CSL.xml

EU launches more measures to fight bird flu
Xinhua - China
16 (Xinhuanet) -- Representatives from 25 European Union (EU) member states agreed here on Thursday to launch more precautionary measures to fight bird flu. ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/17/content_4190235.htm

NIGER: Dead birds raise fears of bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... On Wednesday Niger's national committee for the fight against bird flu announced it has drawn up a 2.2-billion CFA franc (US $3.9 million) emergency programme ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/e07dd9905a038e9c7a3a0d39ab8114c7.htm

Bird flu hits Slovenia, where in EU next?
Newsweek - USA
Two swans dive in the Drava river in Maribor, Slovenia. Slovenia became the fifth EU country hit by bird flu this week. LJUBLJANA ...
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11391395/

Second Iraqi dies of bird flu
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The dead uncle of an Iraqi girl who died last month after contracting the deadly bird flu virus also had the disease, a US official said, citing results of ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=246022006

BIRD FLU: STORACE TO BINDI, BERLUSCONI DOES NOT MAKE ROWS
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
16 - Health minister, Francesco Storace, replied to former health minister, Rosy Bindi who said that Berlusconi's rows on the bird flu were irresponsible. ...
http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200602162017-1296-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

US to test child bird flu vaccine
BBC News - UK
What may be the first clinical trial of a vaccine against the deadly strain of bird flu in children is set to take place in the US. ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4719502.stm

CEOs say companies preparing for bird flu pandemic
Reuters - USA
BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - US multinational companies are taking seriously the threat of a possible bird flu pandemic but not always sure what they should ... http://today.reuters.com/business/newsArticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2006-02-16T210901Z_01_N16160064_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-BIRDFLU-BUSINESSCOUNCIL-CEOS-DC.XML

Akzo Nobel to supply bird flu vaccines to France
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... The French Agriculture Ministry planned to vaccinate outdoor ducks against bird flu in three western parts of the country, Intervet, Akzo's veterinary unit ... http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16789680.htm

Vietnam to restore poultry industry
Xinhua, China - 16 hours ago
HANOI, Feb. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- The Vietnamese government has permitted concentrated farms to hatch and raise chickens as no bird ... http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/16/content_4189106.htm

Vietnam launches new round of bird flu vaccination campaign
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Feb 14, 2006
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam will launch the third round of its nationwide bird flu vaccination campaign this amid warnings by the prime minister that the ... http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/2/15/apworld/20060215134557&sec=apworld

Vietnam keeps on importing bird flu vaccines this year
Xinhua, China - Feb 14, 2006
HANOI, Feb. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Vietnam plans to spend some 100 billion Vietnamese dong (over 6.3 million US dollars) importing 300 ... http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/15/content_4183063.htm

Vietnamese gov't calls for stronger bird flu combat
Xinhua, China - Feb 13, 2006
HANOI, Feb. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The Vietnamese government has required sectors and localities to maintain and intensify their efforts ... http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/14/content_4178416.htm

Vietnam to vaccinate more poultry against bird flu
ABC Asia Pacific, Australia - Feb 15, 2006
Vietnam will launch a new campaign to vaccinate poultry against bird flu, despite no reports of an outbreak for two months. An official ... http://abcasiapacific.com/news/stories/asiapacific_stories_1571272.htm

Vietnam to launch new bird flu vaccination drive
Daily News & Analysis, India - Feb 15, 2006
HANOI: Vietnam will launch a new campaign on Thursday to vaccinate vast flocks of poultry against avian influenza, despite an absence of bird flu outbreaks for ... http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1013139&CatID=9

Vietnam to restore poultry industry
People's Daily Online, China - 15 hours ago
The Vietnamese government has permitted concentrated farms to hatch and raise chickens as no bird flu outbreaks have been reported in the past two months ... http://english.people.com.cn/200602/16/eng20060216_243369.html

Vietnam keeps on importing bird flu vaccines this year
People's Daily Online, China - Feb 14, 2006
Vietnam plans to spend some 100 billion Vietnamese dong (over 6.3 million US dollars) importing 300 million doses of vaccines against bird flu viruses among ...http://english.people.com.cn/200602/15/eng20060215_242982.html

Avian Influenza Enters Central Europe
OhmyNews International - South Korea
... Two of the swans found tested positive for the highly pathogenic influenza subtype H5N1, which can be transmitted from poultry to humans. ...
http://english.ohmynews.com/ArticleView/article_view.asp?menu=A11100&no=274622&rel_no=1&back_url=

Questions and Answers: Measures in event of avian influenza in ...
noticias.info - Spain
/noticias.info/ Why has the Commission put forward further measures for an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, above and beyond the legislation ...
http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=147416&src=0

An update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) as on ...
Bhutan Ministry of Agriculture - Bhutan
... The Ministry of Health in Iraq has confirmed the country´s first case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The ...
http://www.moa.gov.bt/newsdetail.php?newsId=179&from=news

What Does H5N1 Mean When We Talk About Avian Influenza Virus?
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... Low pathogenic avian influenza viruses appear to have the ability to become highly pathogenic by mutation, which appears to occur only after the H5 or H7 ... http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=37820

Avian influenza confirmed in swans in Hungary: authorities ...
EUROPA (press release) - Brussels,Belgium
The Hungarian authorities have informed the European Commission of confirmed cases of the H5 avian influenza virus in 3 dead wild swans found in the county of ...
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/179&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Keywords associated to this article: Bird flu, avian influenza
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