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Article Released Mon-6th-March-2006 09:39 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 6, 2006

Bird flu virus 'killed Chinese man'; Deadly bird flu virus spreads to southeast France; First Case in Poland; Bird flu a disaster for poor in Africa; Mela attempts to diffuse bird flu care; Number of cases rises to 11; Questions & Answers; Human Infection With Avian Influenza Viruses; No avian influenza yet reported in Uganda

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Bird flu virus 'killed Chinese man'
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A man in China's southern Guangdong province died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, an expert confirmed as the World Health Organisation warned of the ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=335672006

Deadly bird flu virus spreads to southeast France
Reuters.uk - UK
PARIS (Reuters) - France announced on Sunday a new case of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a wild duck in the east of the country, while another test on ...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-05T200404Z_01_L05403160_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BIRDFLU-FRANCE-CHANNEL.xml&archived=False

Chinese man dies of bird flu as virus spreads in Europe
Reuters - USA
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A man has died from bird flu in southern China, the ninth death from the H5N1 virus in the country, the official Xinhua news agency ...
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2006-03-05T173457Z_01_L05348852_RTRUKOC_0_US-BIRDFLU.xml

First Bird Flu Case in Poland
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
By Anadolu News Agency (aa), Warsaw. Reportedly, bird flu virus H5N1 was found in a dead swan in northern Poland over the weekend. ...
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060305&hn=30510

Lethal bird flu spreads in France
CNN International - USA
PARIS, France (AP) -- A lethal strain of bird flu has spread to a region on France's Mediterranean coast, with confirmation Sunday that a swan there died of ... http://edition.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/03/05/france.birdflu.ap/

Bird flu a disaster for poor in Africa
Australian - Australia
BIRD flu may soon present millions of poor African families with a stark choice: starve, or gamble with a disease that could kill their families. ...
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18357827%255E2703,00.html

Man dies from bird flu in south China - Xinhua
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has died from the H5N1 bird flu virus in China's southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency said on ...
http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-05T203424Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-239326-1.xml

China announces new bird flu death
Globe and Mail - Canada
Chinese authorities announced another human case of H5N1 avian flu Sunday, a man from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong who fell ill Feb. ... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060305.wchina0305/BNStory/International/home

Mela attempts to diffuse bird flu scare
Business Standard - India
... Dismissing the fears of ‘bird flu' as mere rumour, the speakers had earlier blamed the global firms for spreading the rumour to market their vaccines. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?storyflag=y&leftnm=lmnu2&leftindx=2&lselect=1&chklogin=N&autono=217430

Number of bird flu cases rises to 11
Swissinfo - Switzerland
... Protection and observation zones have been set up around areas affected by bird flu. But the veterinary office stressed that there ...
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=106&sid=6520576&cKey=1141556831000

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Questions & Answers
CattleNetwork.com - Stanley,KS,USA
by CDC. Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. ...
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/content.asp?contentid=21048

Human Infection With Avian Influenza Viruses
CattleNetwork.com - Stanley,KS,USA
Usually, "avian influenza virus" refers to influenza A viruses found chiefly in birds, but infections with these viruses can occur in humans. ...
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/content.asp?contentid=21046

No avian influenza yet reported in Uganda
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
There is currently no confirmed definitive presence of avian influenza in Uganda, a press release available here Saturday from the Uganda Media Center has said ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/05/eng20060305_247952.html

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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