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Article Released Fri-10th-March-2006 17:04 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 10, 2006

Africa 'needs fund'; Azerbaijan tests 11 people; Albania culls 2,000..; Norway tests dead ducks; Serbia confirms 1st case; European scare adds cats, dogs; Japan to help; China - 10th Death; Bird Flu Found in Weasel-Like Animal; Bird flu would ravage Asian markets; Poorest forgotten in compensation; Indonesia-Japan venture launches vaccine;

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EU prepares for bird flu spread
Scotsman - United Kingdom
AVIAN flu has so far not reached the United Kingdom, but most experts reckon that it is only a matter of time before this disease arrives. ... http://business.scotsman.com/agriculture.cfm?id=360152006

Brussels man in hospital on bird flu infection fears
Expatica - Netherlands
BRUSSELS — A Brussels man has been admitted to a city hospital with a possible H5N1 bird flu infection. The man was admitted to ...
http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=48&story_id=28253&name=Brussels+man+in+hospitalon+bird+flu+infection+fears

SADC countries asked to watch bird flu
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have been told to keep close watch on bird flu, particularly when scientists still do not ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/10/eng20060310_249450.html

Africa 'needs bird flu fund'
News24 - South Africa
... World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday advised African countries to set up a fund worth billions of dollars to counter the effects of bird flu should the ...
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1894670,00.html

Azerbaijan tests 11 people for suspected bird flu (updated 12:30 ...
China Post - Taipei,Taiwan
Azerbaijan is sending samples from 11 people, including three who died, to Britain for bird flu tests, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. ...
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/i_latestdetail.asp?id=36244

9-yr-old girl dies of bird flu
Nigerian Tribune - Ibadan,Nigeria
A nine-year-old girl has died of bird flu in China, state media said on Wednesday, as the United Nations stepped up efforts to battle the rapidly spreading ...
http://www.tribune.com.ng/100306/news12.htm

Fight against bird flu crosses borders
Swissinfo - Switzerland
So far there have been 19 cases of bird flu reported in the Lake Constance region – nine on Swiss shores. Delegates discussed ...
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=6536712&cKey=1141938903000

SADC discusses anti-bird flu measures
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
... You are used to fighting bird flu from the outbreak in the Cape district," said Modibo Traore, director of the AU Inter African bureau for animal resources ... http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=125&art_id=qw1141913894545B232

Albania culls 2,000 hens to stop bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Albania on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, confirmed its first case of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a chicken found in the southern Sarande coastal region ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09628210.htm

Norway tests dead ducks for H5N1 bird flu
Reuters.uk - UK
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is testing two ducks for the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu after finding 12 birds dead in the same area, the Norwegian Food Safety ...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-09T101620Z_01_L09611218_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BIRDFLU-NORWAY.xml

Local officials want answers from state on flu plan
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
ALBANY, NY -- As the threat of bird flu inches closer to American shores, some local leaders say they are still waiting for guidance in complying with New York ...
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--fluplan0309mar09,0,5759360.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

Bird Flu Slated To Reach US
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA
(KDKA) PITTSBURGH The United Nation’s chief bird flu expert think the deadly strain of the disease ... If or when bird flu hits, preparations are being made. ... http://kdka.com/local/local_story_068171220.html

Serbia confirms first case of bird flu
RTE.ie - Ireland
Serbia has confirmed its first case of the potentially deadly bird flu strain, H5N1, in a dead swan found last week in the north of the country, close to the ...
http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0309/birdflu.html

European bird flu scare adds cats, dogs
United Press International - USA
PARIS, March 9 (UPI) -- The Disneyland Paris adventure park has angrily denied reports of a dead swan hidden on the grounds as the bird flu scare spreads ...
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060309-114348-4865r

Japan to help fight bird flu
Asian Tribune - Bangkok,Thailand
This will be part of a US$ 155 million package from Japan to Asia and international organizations to deal with the geographic spread of bird flu and pandemic ...
http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=17294

Skinner's McDonald's: Bird Flu Doesn't Daunt Diners
Forbes - USA
... The paradox is that so-called bird flu has slowly been on the rise in the Old World--and if it isn't quite an apocalyptic pandemic, that hasn't stopped people ...
http://www.forbes.com/2006/03/08/mcd-earnings-flu-cx_gl_0308autofacescan16.html

Bird Flu Book Author Talks About Eating Eggs, Vaccines, Tamiflu
Bloomberg - USA
... Don't get too comfy. In the new book, ``The Bird Flu Pandemic: Can It Happen? Will It Happen?'' (St. ... Could this bird flu be much worse? ...
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=asCvqVuqnhhg&refer=culture

German holiday bookings to Turkey rise after bird flu slump ...
Forbes - USA
BERLIN (AFX) - Bookings to Turkey have risen again following a previous slump when bird flu was discovered in the country, the head of the German Tourist ...
http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome.shtml

China Sees 10th Human Death From Bird Flu
Brocktown News - NV, USA
BEIJING - China on Wednesday reported its 10th human death from bird flu, a 9-year-old girl in the country‘s southeast. The cause ... http://www.localnewsleader.com/brocktown/stories/index.php?action=fullnews&id=154142

Bird Flu Possible Cause of Girl’s Death in Azerbaijan
MOSNEWS - Russia
... women from the village of Daikend, 17 and 20, died on February 24 and March 2, after being hospitalized for what doctors believed may have been the bird flu. ...
http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/03/09/azeribirdflu.shtml

Migrating birds could bring bird flu to US in months: official
Xinhua - China
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Migrating wild birds could transmit the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu to the United States in the next few months, said ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/10/content_4282915.htm

Update 5: Bird Flu Found in Weasel-Like Animal
Forbes - USA
A German lab has found the H5N1 bird flu virus in a weasel-like animal called a stone marten, officials said Thursday, marking the disease's spread to another ...
http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/03/09/ap2583707.html

Bird flu dilemma for Dutch farms
BBC News - UK
By Emma Jane Kirby. The Netherlands is Europe's second largest poultry producer and no stranger to the impact of bird flu. In 2003 ...
http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/03/09/ap2583707.html

Bird flu would ravage Asian markets: report
Globe and Mail - Canada
Asian markets outside of Japan are vulnerable to big declines should an avian flu pandemic occur in the region, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. says. ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060309.wavian0309/BNStory/Business/home

Finland launches anti-bird flu exercise
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
The Finnish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry on Thursday launched an anti-bird flu exercise in preparation for the possible spread of the viral disease within ... http://english.people.com.cn/200603/10/eng20060310_249462.html

NIGERIA: Poorest forgotten in bird flu compensation pay-outs
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... later in poultry at nearby Sambawa Farms (owned by Sports Minister Samailla Sambawa) in Jaji did they suspect their birds may have succumbed to bird flu, too. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/f57e1919119eef4b27f92976c9126aa4.htm

Indonesia-Japan venture launches bird flu vaccine
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
A student from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture displays a bottle of a new low pathogenic bird flu vaccine for poultry in Jakarta March 9, 2006. ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK21303.htm

Task Force Set Up To Monitor Bird Flu In Eastern Region
Ghana News Today - Citi FM - Ghana
... Mensah, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, announced this when addressing the opening session of a day's seminar on the Avain Influenza or Bird flu disease at ...
http://www.ghananewstoday.com/portal/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3430

Global influenza pandemic – An absolute certainty
LiveArticles.org - Inglewood,CA,USA
... The ever-increasing number of countries, birds and humans suffering from the brunt of avian influenza has caused a global health concern as a potential ...
http://www.livearticles.org/article.php?articleID=574

Plan to tackle avian influenza
News Wales - Knighton,UK
A Welsh Assembly Government contingency plan covering a number of animal diseases, including avian influenza and foot and mouth disease, has been published. ... http://www.newswales.co.uk/?section=Agriculture&F=1&id=8560

PAHO Calls for North-South Cooperation to Prepare for Pandemic
Pan American Health Organization - Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, March 9, 2006 (PAHO)—The twin threats of avian influenza and a human influenza pandemic require cooperation between countries and across ...
http://www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/pr060309.htm

WHO Formulating Plan to Check Bird Flu
Himalayan Times - Kathmandu,Nepal
In order to tackle avian influenza jointly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is formulating an operational plan to contain an initial outbreak of human ...
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullstory.asp?filename=6a4Pa6va.9amal&folder=aHaoamW&Name=Home&dtSiteDate=20060310

No case of Avian Influenza in Himachal Pradesh
NewKerala.com - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Shimla, Mar 8 : No case of Avian Influenza has been found in the state with all the 1985 samples collected from poultry farms and 25 by the wild life ...
http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=22807

Avian influenza – H5N1 infection found in a stone marten in ...
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
... stone marten. This finding marks the first documented infection of this species with an avian influenza virus. Previously, H5N1 ... http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_03_09a/en/

SADC Ready to Tackle Avian Flu
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other world bodies say the region is generally ready to deal with any outbreak of avian influenza. ...
http://allafrica.com/stories/200603090442.html

Avian Influenza, or "Bird Flu": What You Need to Know
American Council on Science and Health - New York,NY,USA
Influenza, or “the flu,” is a viral infection distinct from the common cold, characterized by fever, muscle aches, malaise, cough, sore throat, runny nose ... http://www.acsh.org/publications/pubID.1294/pub_detail.asp

Avian influenza - situation in Nigeria update 09 Mar 2006
ReliefWeb (press release) - Geneva,Switzerland
Nigeria's outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, initially confirmed at a single farm on 8 February, has now spread to several parts of the country ... http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVOD-6MQJQV?OpenDocument

DA prepares for bird-flu
Philippine Information Agency - Philippines
BUTUAN CITY (10 March) -- With the occurrence of new Avian Influenza (H5N1 or Bird-Flu) infections on birds in other countries, the Department of Agriculture ...
http://www.pia.gov.ph/news.asp?fi=p060310.htm&no=5

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