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Article Released Wed-1st-March-2006 13:43 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 1, 2006

Meeting of experts adds urgency; Cat in Germany Has..; All safety measures ensured; More ban French poultry; Sweden reports 1st case; Distrust hurts Nigeria; Trade and Consumption affected..; Turkish areas still under quarantine; Sweden hit; Defra's Message; Govt rules out any human case; Businesses need to plan..; Sweden confirms..;

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Meeting of experts adds to urgency on bird flu
International Herald Tribune - France
The World Organization for Animal Health concluded Tuesday after a two- day conference of veterinary experts in Paris that the risk of bird flu "is now high ...
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/28/news/flu-5806878.php

Update 3: Cat in Germany Has Bird Flu
Forbes - USA
The deadly strain of bird flu has been found in a cat in Germany, officials said Tuesday, the first time the virus has been identified in an animal other than ...
http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2006/02/28/ap2559523.html

All possible safety measures against Bird Flu ensured
PakTribune.com - Pakistan
He announced this at the meeting held in connection with the preventive and safety measures taken against the Bird Flu. He said ...
http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=135814

More countries ban French poultry due to bird flu
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
... A total of 43 countries have decided to limit or ban imports of French poultry products because of the discovery of the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu on a ...
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/health/article_1133561.php/More_countries_ban_French_poultry_due_to_bird_flu

Sweden reports first case of bird flu
Xinhua - China
28 (Xinhuanet) -- Swedish authorities said bird flu virus was found in two wild ducks in Sweden, but further tests are needed to confirm if it is the deadly ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/28/content_4240692.htm

Distrust hurts Nigeria bird flu fight
CNN - USA
After tests confirmed Africa's first cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain at a large plantation in Jaji, the suspicions of the largely peasant farm hands ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/28/content_4240692.htm

Bird Flu Affects Trade and Consumption
Voice of America - USA
A UN agency says the bird flu outbreaks in Africa, Europe and the Middle East have cause dramatic swings in poultry consumption, increased trade bans and sharp ...
http://www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2006-02-28-voa30.cfm

Turkish areas still under quarantine over bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... "Of a total 106 locations around the country where bird flu has been confirmed since late December, 66 are still under quarantine and the rest have been ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28762833.htm

Sweden hit by bird flu scare
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Bird flu has hit a ninth European Union country with the discovery of two dead ducks in Sweden. The Swedish authorities notified ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=308592006

Avian Influenza Spreads Worldwide
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) is spreading worldwide as Switzerland, France, Georgia, and Nigeria report new cases of infection and precautionary measures are ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060228&hn=30295

Defra's Message On Avian Influenza
Medical News Today - UK
The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has issued a bulletin online in which it reiterates how infectious avian influenza (bird flu ... http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=38568

Govt rules out any human Avian Influenza case
India Infoline.com - Mumbay,India
In Maharashtra, the Rapid Response team of Health Ministry are in the field along with the State teams carrying out house to house active surveillance to ... http://www.indiainfoline.com/news/news.asp?dat=76665

Businesses need to plan for influenza pandemic, expert tells ...
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
... It will take months for scientists to develop a vaccine to combat any human variant of the H5N1 avian influenza now sweeping through wild and domestic bird ...
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=5a32592e-48ad-4e3b-8027-4536b93839cc&k=31953

Sweden confirms avian influenza in dead wild ducks
Islamic Republic News Agency - Tehran,Iran
The Swedish authorities Tuesday informed the European Commission of two confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5 in dead wild ducks. ... http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0602286026172248.htm

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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