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Article Released Tue-28th-February-2006 15:19 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring February 28, 2006

WHO: Human Bird Flu Cases rise; "Bird flu is here ? don't panic!"; Bird Flu Spreads in Nigeria as Wary Farmers Keep Infected Fowl; WHO lauds India for bird flu measures; Speed key to bird flu battle; Beckett rules out panic bird flu vaccination; Romanian lab rules out bird flu in 21-year-old man; Poultry sector reels under bird flu fears

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WHO: Human Bird Flu Cases Rise
CBS News - USA
(CBS/AP) The UN health agency on Monday raised its tally of officially confirmed human cases of bird flu by three to 173. It said ...
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/27/health/main1349539.shtml

"Bird flu is here ? don't panic!"
NZZ Online - Zurich,Switzerland
The news that bird flu has arrived dominates the front pages, with commentators urging calm alongside advice on how to protect oneself from the virus. ...
http://www.nzz.ch/2006/02/27/eng/article6506830.html

Bird Flu Spreads in Nigeria as Wary Farmers Keep Infected Fowl
Bloomberg - USA
27 (Bloomberg) -- Bird flu is spreading unreported in parts of Nigeria as farmers, mistrustful of the government's promise of compensation, are reluctant to ...
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=akdI9xo2McrQ&refer=canada

WHO lauds India for bird flu measures
Hindustan Times - India
The World Health Organisation has complimented India for its "quick response" to a threatened bird flu outbreak. The world body ...
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1637263,001300820000.htm

Speed key to bird flu battle
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
New Zealand will have just a few weeks from the moment the first human case of bird flu arrives to stamp out a deadly outbreak, a World Health Organisation
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3586766a7144,00.html

Beckett rules out panic bird flu vaccination
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
... Speaking to BBC Radio Four, Ms Beckett said 'anybody sensible would have reservations' about the vaccine as a blanket solution to the spread of bird flu
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/uk/article_1133240.php/Beckett_rules_out_panic_bird_flu_vaccination

Romanian lab rules out bird flu in 21-year-old man
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
BUCHAREST, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Laboratory tests showed that a Romanian man suspected of having caught bird flu was in fact suffering from tonsilitis, doctors ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L27164517.htm

Poultry sector reels under bird flu fears
Business Standard - India
Since the bird flu outbreak in Navapur area of Nandurbar district was reported, around 90 per cent consumers have stopped eating chicken. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?storyflag=y&leftnm=lmnu1&leftindx=1&lselect=6&chklogin=N&autono=216723

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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