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Article Released Tue-14th-March-2006 12:15 GMT
Contact: Tham Phuong Institution: Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
 Bird Flu – Press monitoring March 14, 2006

First bird flu case in Afghanistan, Myanmar; Azerbaijan reports three people dead; Bird flu has limited spread impact; Bird Flu Shot Requires 6-Month Production; Bird flu suspected at poultry farm in Germany; SA: show us the money, say govts; IMF warns of economic blow from pandemic; USGS Testing Wild Birds; Airport staff vaccinated;

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Myanmar tests show first case of bird flu
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
BANGKOK: Myanmar has found the H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens in what is believed to be the secretive country's first case of the deadly disease, but there ...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3602635a12,00.html

Azerbaijan reports three people dead with bird flu
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
BAKU: Azerbaijan's Health Ministry said today three people who died earlier this month had been infected with bird flu in the country's first case in humans. ...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3603665a12,00.html

Azerbaijan says three people killed by bird flu
Reuters.uk - UK
By Rufat Abbasov. BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan said on Monday bird flu had killed three people, in the country's first known cases in humans. ...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-13T223426Z_01_SP83433_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BIRDFLU.xml

US CREDIT - Bird flu has limited spread impact
Reuters - USA
NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - Fears of bird flu spreading to the United States have so far sparked only limited hedging and speculation among credit investors ...
http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&storyID=2006-03-13T224916Z_01_N13636663_RTRIDST_0_MARKETS-CREDIT.XML

Bird Flu Shot Requires 6-Month Production
Washington Post - United States
By KEVIN FREKING. WASHINGTON -- Don't count on a vaccine to protect against bird flu during the first six months of a pandemic. Health ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/13/AR2006031301168.html

First bird flu cases found in Afghanistan, Myanmar
Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
KABUL/YANGON: Afghanistan has detected its first known cases of bird flu and there is a high risk it is the deadly H5N1 strain, United Nations and Afghan ...
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C03%5C14%5Cstory_14-3-2006_pg4_15

Number of H5N1 bird flu cases rises to three
Swissinfo - Switzerland
... the lake. So far at least 20 cases of bird flu have been reported in the Lake Constance region – nine on Swiss shores. In this ...
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=6545786&cKey=1142265215000

Three die of bird flu in Azerbaijan
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Baku (Agencies): Tests have confirmed that three people recently died from bird flu, a top Azerbaijani health official said early Tuesday Thailand time. ... http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=84846

Bird flu suspected at poultry farm in Germany
Expatica - Netherlands
MUNICH - Fears grew Monday that bird flu might have spread to a poultry farm in Germany after seven ducks died with influenza-like symptoms in the southern ...
http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=52&story_id=28373&name=Bird+flu+suspected+at+poultry+farm+in+Germany

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Bird flu - show us the money, say govts
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... 13 March (IRIN) - Southern African countries have expressed confidence about dealing with an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu but funding for ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/22d983527ee743d89c5e7e44259ebe88.htm

IMF warns of economic blow from bird flu pandemic
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly bird flu pandemic is likely to deal a sharp blow to the global economy with widespread disruptions in work places, trade and ...
http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2006-03-14T045359Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-240449-1.xml

Press Briefing on Avian Influenza by Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson ...
ReliefWeb (press release) - Geneva,Switzerland
... We have tested 459 samples here [in our department] to find if there are any cases of seropositive avian influenza. Out of these ...
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVOD-6MUKMU?OpenDocument

Applied Biosystems Announces Commercial Availability of Rapid ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
... and Africa of its TaqMan(R) Influenza A/H5 Detection Kit, which is capable of rapidly and reliably detecting multiple strains of avian influenza in laboratory ...
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060313005396&newsLang=en

USGS Testing Wild Birds for Avian Influenza
Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City,MO,USA
... eight months, scientists at the US Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center report they have found only common types of avian influenza viruses that ... http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/13557/

Avian Influenza Pandemic Awareness and Preparedness Training to be ...
TMCnet - USA
... NexPort Solutions and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) have formed a partnership to develop and deliver Avian Influenza (H5N1) Pandemic ... http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-avian-influenza-pandemic-awareness-preparedness-training-be-offered-/2006/03/13/1452806.htm

Airport staff vaccinated against influenza strains
Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar
THE Doha International Airport Committee for Avian Influenza Preparation has yesterday launched a campaign to vaccinate all employees working at the airport ...
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=76728&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

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Keywords associated to this article: bird flu; avian influenza
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