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Article Released Tue-21st-February-2006 15:29 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 21, 2006

Indon govt to take steps; India quarantines 6; 3 babies quarantined; Hatcheries, hotel stocks decline; SA: Bird flu ruffles few feathers; Pharma companies gear up to supply drug; Govt dispels doubts; 3 more in Nigerian states; neighbours shut doors; Govt battles poultry companies; Situation in Indonesia; Defra Consults With Ornithological .;

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Indonesian Government to Take Steps to Stop Spread of Bird Flu
Epoch Times - New York,NY,USA
... fact, very, very deeply embedded in the environment. ... Both Vietnam and Thailand also have worked hard ... spokesman Andi Mallerangeng says the government will begin ...http://english.epochtimes.com/news/6-2-20/38425.html

So, what exactly is bird flu?
Rediff - India
... with infected birds or a contaminated environment, an influenza ... Vietnam did it with a combination of vaccination ... a strategy the Indian government has already ...http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/feb/20spec.htm

India quarantines six over bird flu
Reuters.uk - UK
... in hospital on Monday and began a door-to-door search for anyone with fever as authorities scrambled to contain the country's first outbreak of bird flu.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-02-20T202121Z_01_BOM304378_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BIRDFLU.xml

Three babies quarantined for bird flu
The Tribune - Chandigarh,India
The Maharashtra Government today quarantined three babies for suspected bird flu in Nandurbar district, health officials said here today. ...
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060221/main2.htm

‘No bird flu case in Shimoga'
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
There is no incidence of bird flu anywhere in Shimoga district, Deputy Director of the Animal Husbandry Department has clarified. ...
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/feb212006/district180292006220.asp

Bird flu fall-out -- Hatcheries, hotel stocks decline; pharma cos ...
Hindu Business Line - India
... drove down the share prices of companies in hatcheries, food processing, and hospitality sectors on Monday following the reported incidents of bird flu.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2006/02/21/stories/2006022102841500.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Bird flu ruffles few feathers among street traders
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... shrugged his shoulders and stared blankly at the Society for Protection against Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) officer when asked if he had ever heard of bird flu. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/5ab63a5bdf6aa697fef1d081cb270619.htm

Pharma companies gear up to supply bird flu drug
Hindu - Chennai,India
... industry is expressed confident of being able to meet the demand for anti-viral drugs in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in the country ...
http://www.hindu.com/2006/02/21/stories/2006022106231900.htm

Govt dispels doubts on bird flu
NDTV.com - New Delhi,India
Soon after the bird flu outbreak was announced in Navapur, Maharashtra, farm owners and representatives of the poultry industry had raised questions about the ...
http://www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?category=National&template=Birdfluscare&slug=Govt+dispels+doubts+on+bird+flu&id=85023&callid=1

Bird flu confirmed in three more Nigerian states
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
ABUJA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Lab tests have confirmed the presence of bird flu in three more Nigerian states including in an area close to the capital Abuja, the
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20469487.htm

Bird flu begins to bite; neighbours shut doors
Times of India - India
Bird flu is beginning to hurt as the Rs 28,000-crore poultry industry is turning out to be the first big casualty of the avian flu virus scare now spreading ...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1421942.cms

Bird flu: Govt battles poultry companies
NDTV.com - New Delhi,India
The war against bird flu in Nandurbar is turning into one against the state's giant poultry industry. The Maharahstra government ...
http://www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?category=National&template=birdfluscare&slug=Bird+flu%3A+Govt+battles+poultry+companies&id=85019&callid=1

No case of avian influenza in HP
Webindia123 - India
The Himachal Pradesh Government today said there was no case of avian influenza in the state and that it was prepared to meet any eventuality. ...
http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=255352&cat=Health

Avian influenza -- situation in Indonesia - update 4
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The ... http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_20/en/

By Our Special Correspondent
The Asian Age - Bombay,India
... He said, "as of date there is no confirmed case of human avian influenza." The minister recalled that the World Health Organisation had issued an alert that ...
http://www.asianage.com/main.asp?layout=2&cat1=5&cat2=38&newsid=209798&RF=DefaultMain

Avian Influenza - Defra Consults With Ornithological And ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Following the report by the French Authorities that a dead wild duck in Lyon, France may have died from the highly pathogenic H5N1 AI virus Defra has consulted ...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=38083

Business Day - Johannesburg,South Africa
... prophylaxis and treatment for the H5N1 strain of the avian flu virus ... s comprehensive preparations plans in the unlikely event of an influenza pandemic, whose ...
http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/topstories.aspx?ID=BD4A158047

Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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