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Article Released Mon-27th-February-2006 07:46 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 27, 2006

Bird flu in Switzerland; Factory farms behind spread; Bird flu kills swans in France; Romania suspects man…; A chicken fest…; Outbreak Reported in Russia..; outbreak possible, warns China; India's poultry industry hurt; Indonesia records 20th fatality; Germany confirms three more cases; "Don't confuse human influenza with bird flu"

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Bird flu arrives in Switzerland
NZZ Online - Zurich,Switzerland
... The country's first case of bird flu concerned a dead goosander duck found in the port of Geneva last Wednesday alongside three other dead birds. ...
http://www.nzz.ch/2006/02/26/eng/article6505041.html

Factory farms behind bird flu spread
Bangkok Post - Thailand
... yesterday blamed the transnational poultry industry, and not small-scale poultry farming and wild birds, as the root cause of the global bird flu crisis. ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=297892006

Bird flu kills swans in France
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The H5N1 bird flu virus has killed 15 wild swans in south-eastern France, near the site where the first commercial poultry stocks in the European Union were ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=297892006

Romania suspects man of having bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
BUCHAREST, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A Romanian man suspected of having bird flu was taken to hospital from a village in the south of the country where the deadly ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/B179914.htm

A chicken fest to ward off bird flu scare
Newindpress - Chennai,India
... The sale of chicken and eggs have plummeted in some parts of the country ever since the bird flu virus was detected at Navapur village in Maharashtra just over ...
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEP20060226060545&Page=P&Title=Nation&Topic=0

Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in Russia's Southern Region
MOSNEWS - Russia
A bird flu outbreak has been reported at a poultry farm in the Krasnodar Territory in southern Russia, the Agriculture Ministry quoted by RIA Novosti said ...
http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/02/26/birdflureport.shtml

Bird flu outbreak possible, warns China
Times of India - India
BEIJING: China, which culled 2.25 crore fowls last year in order to curb bird flu, has warned its citizens against a possible "massive outbreak" of the deadly ...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1429614.cms

Bird flu scare badly hurts India's poultry industry, tens of ...
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
... in India's poultry industry have lost their jobs as demand for chicken and eggs has plunged since the country reported its first case of bird flu last week ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/subcontinent/2006/February/subcontinent_February1101.xml&section=subcontinent&col=

Indonesia records 20th bird flu fatality
Forbes - USA
JAKARTA (AFX) - Indonesia's bird flu toll has hit the 20 mark with confirmation that a 27-year-old woman had succumbed to the H5N1 virus, the health ministry ...
http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2006/02/26/afx2553816.html

Germany confirms three more case of bird flu
Ireland Online - Dublin,Ireland
Three more wild birds in north-eastern Germany have tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, authorities said today, bringing to 117 the ...
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=174081950&p=y74x8z656

"Don't confuse human influenza with bird flu"
The Tribune - Chandigarh,India
It is important not to confuse human cases of avian influenza with the cases of human influenza. The exact mode of transmission ...
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060226/ldh2.htm

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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