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 Bird Flu – Weekly Press monitoring (April 10, 2006 - April 14 2006)

Unlikely to infect people; Bird flu, rates, oil pose risks Asia’s growth; Outbreak in Myanmar raises alarm; Viet Nam can’t be over-confident; Restoring wetlands key..; Britain's method questioned; Egypt - 12th case; Indonesia's 33rd case; Thailand 'clean' but spreading; China, markets worry; Bird flu seen unlikely in Japan sparrow deaths

This information has been compiled as a courtesy service by the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP) (www.mekongwetlands.org) from information that is publicly available. The information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of MWBP, and the views and information expressed do not necessarily reflect those of MWBP or its partners.

Bird Flu & Avian Influenza – Press monitoring

April 10, 2006

Bird flu unlikely to infect people, says leading scientist
Times Online - UK
THE bird flu virus is very unlikely to change into a form that will infect human beings, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser said yesterday. ...

Bird flu suspect admitted to hospital in Gujarat
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India
AHMEDABAD: A man suspected of bird flu infection has been admitted to the civil hospital here, hospital sources said. Qadar Marghiwala ...

Tory MP rebuked for bird flu nonchalance
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
The Conservative Party has distanced itself from comments from one of David Cameron's closest allies, who said he had "no worries at all" about bird flu. ...

Niger begins cull weeks after finding bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Health experts fear Africa's poor human and animal health services, large backyard poultry population, and lack of resources to fight bird flu make it an easy ...

Can bird flu and bureaucrats synchronise their schedules?
Times Online - UK
The bird was reported at 6.40pm on March 29 and picked up at ... VLA is the international reference laboratory for a number of animal diseases including avian flu.

Bird flu, rates, oil pose risks to Asia growth - ADB
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
VIENNA (Reuters) - A sharp rise in global interest rates, a potential bird flu pandemic and high oil prices could disrupt strong economic growth in emerging ...

McConnell backs bird flu response
BBC News - UK
Scotland's first minister has defended the authorities' reaction to the discovery of a deadly strain of bird flu in a swan fond in Fife. ...

Don't panic over bird flu ... health precautions do work
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... to cut the likely death toll among children and of even grimmer contingency plans for mass graves for up to 320,000 people who might die from bird flu, then we ...

School closure plan in case of bird flu
ITV.com - UK
The Government has drafted a set of emergency measures for school closures in case of an outbreak of the the bird flu virus. The ...

Risk of avian flu spreading between humans 'very low'
Independent - London,England,UK
... Jack McConnell, Scotland's First Minister, warned against being complacent because other European countries affected by bird flu had seen more than one case. ...

Avian flu giving birds a bad name: conservationists
Reuters - USA
... from northern Syria to central Mozambique -- is a haven for birds like flamingoes, pelicans and storks, but is also seen as being at great risk of bird flu. ...

April 11, 2006

Vanguard Conference Hall : Bird Flu: What is it? What can be done?
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
... be 100 percent what was found in Indonesia or Vietnam. ... Government has asked to fill information about their farms ... in a more secured manner, a close environment. ...

Bird Flu: on the front line
Sunday Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
... deployed under the watchful eye of environment minister Ross ... The experience in Vietnam offers a lesson in containing ... out of play by the UK government and most

FOWL! Bird Flu: It’s Not What You Think
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
... the pharmaceutical industry and the government’s role ... far more than a book about the environment… ... Vietnam era "Agent Orange" coupled with irresponsible

Bird flu outbreak in Myanmar raises alarm
IHT ThaiDay - Bangkok,Thailand
... country tour to discuss with government officials ways ... Nabarro praised Vietnam and Thailand as regional leaders in ... Asia as the most likely environment for H5N1

Sinovac Biotech Completes Phase I Clinical Trial Of Avian ...
Trading Markets - Los Angeles,CA,USA
(SVA | charts | news | PowerRating) said that volunteers in the Phase I clinical trial of its avian influenza vaccine or H5N1 completed the two shot regimen of ...

Viet Nam can’t be over-confident after success countering bird ...
Viet Nam News - Hanoi,Vietnam
... I believe that the Government of Viet Nam and the Vietnamese people have achieved an excellent result so far on the control of avian influenza caused by H5N1

Public forum address concerns about the avian influenza
Brownfield - Jefferson City,MO,USA
The University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine will begin a series of public forums that will address concerns about the avian influenza. ...


April 11, 2006


Restoring wetlands key to curbing bird flu -report
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
NAIROBI, April 11 (Reuters) - Restoring wetlands and clearing poultry farms from migratory flyways could help curb the spread of bird flu by stopping wild ...

Britain's bird flu testing method questioned
Reuters.uk - UK
Britain's Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said tests on wild birds were negative for flu which suggests the lethal bird virus was not ...

Bird flu toll: Rs 8,000 cr loss, 7 suicides
Business Standard - India
Bird flu has caused the state a loss of around Rs 8,000 crore to the poultry industry since February besides suicides of seven chicken farmers, the national ...

Egypt reports 12th bird flu case
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) -- An 18-year-old woman north of Cairo has become Egypt`s 12th case of bird flu, a report said. The woman, who ...

Indonesia's Bird Flu Cases Indicate Virus Control Isn't Working
Bloomberg - USA
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Human bird flu cases in Indonesia, averaging one a week since September, indicate measures to control the virus haven't stopped it ...

Swan with bird flu thought to be from outside UK
Reuters.uk - UK
LONDON (Reuters) - The first wild bird found in Britain with the H5N1 bird flu virus is from a migratory species, the country's chief veterinary officers said ...

Thailand 'clean' but bird flu spreading
Bangkok Post - Thailand
... David Nabarro, avian flu coordinator with the United Nations, said the country has ... The OIE continues to log more individual bird deaths and wild bird outbreaks ...

Top scientist tries to calm bird flu fears
MSNBC - USA
... The government rightly is preparing for the worst, that the H5N1 strain of bird flu just might spark the next worldwide influenza epidemic, he said: “It ...

The real danger with bird flu
Scotsman - United Kingdom
It may have died of the H5N1 bird flu in Scotland or it may have picked up the disease abroad, dying en route across the North Sea and being washed ashore. ...

FEATURE-In China, markets a worry as bird flu spreads
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... The H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread with surprising speed. Since January, more than 30 countries have reported outbreaks. Sitting ...

EU says fully prepared for bird flu
Xinhua - China
... April 10 (Xinhua) -- Visiting European Commissioner for Health Markos Kyprianou said here on Monday that EU's preparation for confronting the bird flu was "at ...

Human contamination of bird flu up to 33 in Indonesia
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
A 23-year-old man in West Sumatra was confirmed by the World Health Organization's (WHO) laboratory in Hong Kong as contaminated with bird flu, thus increasing ...

Bird flu: Things to know
USA Today - USA
While only 1 in 3 Americans in a recent poll fear an infection from "bird flu," health officials in the USA are working under the assumption that the virus ...

Ordinary Indonesians unafraid of bird flu threat
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Poultry vendor Ahmad Jamal plucks, dissects and cleans hundreds of chickens and ducks every day in an Indonesian market, but takes the risk of bird flu as a ...

Brazil publicizes new anti-bird flu measures
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva told national radio on Monday that the country was preparing for a possible bird flu outbreak, as an awareness ...

WHO reference laboratory confirms new bird flu case in Indonesia+
TMCnet - USA
... Organization reference laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed another Indonesian man has been infected by the often dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu, a Health ...

Bird flu - IMF warning on world economy
RTE.ie - Ireland
The International Monetary Fund warned today that a bird flu pandemic could do serious harm to the global economy but said such a scenario was unlikely. ...

Bird flu tests delay decision on poultry restrictions
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A DECISION on whether to impose restrictions on the movement of poultry and poultry products around the suspected source of the Scottish bird flu outbreak will ...

Massive bird flu outbreak unlikely in China
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
There is little likelihood that bird flu will break out massively in China this year, thanks to the country's intensified vaccination efforts, Chief Veterinary ...

Bird flu tests in Britain 'flawed'
Times Online - UK
By Nigel Hawkes. Tests for bird flu in Britain may fail to detect cases because of the way samples are collected. Scientists abroad ...

Expert says bird flu no imminent threat
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
WASHINGTON -- Bird flu is not likely to change overnight so that it spreads from person to person, nor is it likely that a sick bird migrating to the US will ...

Bird flu swan 'died outside UK'
BBC News - UK
A dead swan found in Fife which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu may not have died in the UK, Whitehall sources have told the BBC. ...

Poultry farmers know bird flu drill
USA Today - USA
... nation's 26 billion pounds of chicken are hoping they can follow his example if or when a bird infected with what veterinarians call "the bad bird flu," or H5N1 ...

WHO lab confirms Indonesia's 33rd bird-flu victim
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
Jakarta - A 23-year-old poultry worker in West Sumatra has been confirmed by UN health officials to have been infected with the bird flu virus, bringing the ...

Germany's fight against bird flu
BBC News - UK
The alarm caused by the discovery of a dead swan with bird flu in Britain echoes what happened in Germany when its first case of the deadly H5N1 strain of the ...

Swan with bird flu came from outside UK
Independent - London,England,UK
By Geneviève Roberts. A dead swan which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu came from outside the UK, government scientists have confirmed. ...

Chinese woman being tested for bird flu
NDTV.com - New Delhi,India
A 41-year-old woman in southern China was being tested to see if she has the H5N1 bird flu virus after she reported pneumonia-like symptoms. ...

Rockeby bird flu test roll out continues
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Rockeby Biomed Ltd says it has made progress rolling-out and garnering interest in its bird flu tests around the world. The Singapore ...

UN Report: Restoring World's Wetlands Key to Reducing Bird Flu
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News. The United Nations says that restoring tens of thousands of degraded wetlands around the world could help reduce the threat of a bird flu pandemic. ...

UN warns of bird flu complacency
Economic Times - India
JAKARTA: A dangerous complacency about bird flu is spreading in Asia because it has not killed as many people as initially feared, the senior United Nations ...

Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins
Forbes - USA
... HealthDay News) -- American researchers have launched a seven-month study to test lower doses of a vaccine as protection against the H5N1 strain of bird flu. ...

H5N1 confirmed in three cases of bird flu in Czech Republic
Xinhua - China
Prague, April 10 (Xinhua) -- The virus H5N1 has been found in three out of the 10 cases of bird flu in the Czech Republic, Josef Duben, spokesman for the State ...

French Region Easing Bird Flu Rules
Washington Post - United States
... will remain in place on the 140 farms inside the protection zone _ established in February after two wild ducks were found to have the H5N1 bird flu strain. ...

Engineers could aid bird flu vaccine effort
Reuters - USA
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Avian flu experts appealed on Monday to engineers -- a group largely left out of flu preparedness efforts -- to come up with potential ...

Woman in southern China being tested for bird flu
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BEIJING - A 41-year-old woman in southern China was being tested to see if she has the H5N1 bird flu virus after falling sick with pneumonia-like symptoms, the ...

Vaccine shortage hampers government's bird flu fight
Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia
A shortage of vaccines has hampered the government's plan to carry out a nationwide poultry vaccination drive against bird flu next month, a senior government ...

Pause in bird flu testing updates
BBC News - UK
No further information on bird flu tests will be released by the Scottish Executive until the end of this week. It said it would ...

Bird flu seen unlikely in Japan sparrow deaths
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... found dead on Japan's northernmost main island since the start of the year, but the cause of death, while undetermined, seems unlikely to be bird flu, a local ...

Risk to humans from bird flu splits ministry experts
Independent - London,England,UK
By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor. Two of the government's senior scientists are at loggerheads over the risk of a human flu pandemic. ...

Bird flu 'not hitting business'
BBC News - UK
... He is unsure what effect the bird flu case in Britain will have on business, but said there had been no immediate decline in customers. ...

WHO confirms new bird flu case in Indonesia
Forbes - USA
JAKARTA (AFX) - The World Health Organization has confirmed Indonesia's 33rd case of bird flu in a 23-year-old poultry worker, the health ministry said. ...

Bird flu swan may have died abroad and floated to UK
Times Online - UK
... detected. Bird flu would not be "a foot-and-mouth situation" he said, adding, "the virus is not going to go on the rampage.". A Wild ...
http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2006/04/10/afx2661513.html

Over 100 Bird Flu H5N1 Outbreaks In Burma
Medical News Today - UK
According to He Changchui, who works for the United Nation's Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), the bird flu situation in Burma (Myanmar) is much more ...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=41340

China offers to share bird flu expertise with the world
Xinhua - China
BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture said here Monday the government is ready to share its expertise in bird flu prevention and ...

Bird flu drives men to suicide
News24 - South Africa
Mumbai - Seven Indian poultry farmers have committed suicide after their businesses were destroyed by tumbling prices due to the bird flu scare, reports a ...

Bird flu is on the rise in West Africa
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Nairobi - Bird flu may have infected people in West Africa and weak health systems in the region could be delaying detection of human cases, a World Health ...

INTERVIEW-Asia-Pacific UN chief warns of bird flu complacency
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
JAKARTA, April 11 (Reuters) - A dangerous complacency about bird flu is spreading in Asia because it has not killed as many people as initially feared, the ...

WHO confirms Indonesian man has bird flu
Jerusalem Post - Israel
A chicken farmer on Indonesia's Sumatra Island has contracted bird flu, the health ministry said Tuesday. The 28-year-old farmer ...

Bird flu panic swan was teutonic flotsam
Register - London,England,UK
Government vets say that the swan found to have died of bird flu in Scotland may have just washed up there from the continent. The ...

Egypt reports new bird flu case
BBC News - UK
The authorities in Egypt have confirmed the country's 12th case of a human contracting bird flu. An 18-year-old woman from north ...

WHO confirms Indonesian man has bird flu: Health official
Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia
JAKARTA (AP): A chicken farmer on Sumatra Island has contracted bird flu, the health ministry said Tuesday, citing World Health Organization-sanctioned ...

Russian scientists to develop oral bird flu vaccine
RIA Novosti - Moscow,Russia
... from St.Petersburg will soon start developing the country's first orally administered vaccine against the lethal H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, the head of ...

City seagull blitz abandoned over fears of bird flu
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A CRACKDOWN on noisy seagulls has been abandoned in the Capital amid fears volunteers could contract bird flu. Every year the birds ...

IMF frets about bird flu
Bangkok Post - Thailand
... Concerns over bird flu - which has killed 109 people over the last few years but not made the feared leap to a human epidemic - prompted the IMF to urge large ...

New bird flu case in Indonesia
BBC News - UK
An Indonesian man in his twenties has been confirmed to have the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, officials said. Health Ministry ...

New human bird flu case confirmed in Indonesia
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
JAKARTA, April 11 (Reuters) - A 23-year-old man undergoing treatment in Sumatra has been confirmed to have bird flu, an Indonesian Health Ministry official ...

Bird flu swan 'could have died abroad'
The Observer - UK
Officials investigating bird flu in Scotland believe an infected swan found last month could have died abroad and been washed across the North Sea, it was ...

Dead swan in bird flu scare was a 'one-off '
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
... The belated identification increases the prospect that it was a "one-off", and that Britain is still free of the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/04/12/nflu12.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/04/12/ixhome.html

Bird flu deals heavy blow to Polish poultry industry
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Poland's poultry business has lost an estimated 760 million zlotys (233.8 million US dollars) during the past six months as a result of bird flu outbreaks, the ...
http://english.people.com.cn/200604/12/eng20060412_257749.html

INTERVIEW-Bird flu may have infected people in West Africa
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
NAIROBI, April 10 (Reuters) - Bird flu may have infected people in West Africa and weak health systems in the region could be delaying detection of human cases ...

IMF says bird flu pandemic would have serious impact on global ...
Forbes - USA
LONDON (AFX) - The IMF said a bird flu pandemic is unlikely, but it would have a big impact on the global economy if it did happen. ...

Avian influenza serious, but no reason for panic
Hagerstown Morning Herald - Hagerstown,MD,USA
... It seems more and more we read or hear about the looming threat of avian influenza. Yes, avian influenza, not bird flu. ... So what is Avian influenza? ...

Avian influenza – situation in Azerbaijan - update 3
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
Tests conducted at a WHO collaborating laboratory in the United Kingdom have retrospectively identified an additional human case of H5N1 infection. ...

Avian Influenza Seen Cutting Poultry Consumption
AgWeb - USA
Most of the reporting that has accompanied concerns of a possible pandemic outbreak of high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) naturally enough centers on the ...

April 14, 2006

Bird flu swan found in Scotland may have come from Germany
Unison.ie - Bray,Ireland
The swan infected with bird flu that was found washed up in a harbour in Scotland may have come from Germany, a report today said. ...

Key West Chickens Raise Bird Flu Fears
Washington Post - United States
... up. Worried about bird flu, City Commissioner Bill Verge wants the city to begin rounding up the island's 2,000 to 3,000 chickens. ...

Canada Says Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Cut GDP Less Than Expected
Bloomberg - USA
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Canada's economic growth would slow by about 0.90 percentage points in the event of a severe bird- flu pandemic similar to the 1918 flu ...

Azeri bird flu girls discharged as outbreak eases
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
BAKU, April 12 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's Health Ministry said on Wednesday that a bird flu outbreak was easing in the country and that two teenage girls had ...

Russia confirms new cases of deadly bird flu
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Moscow - The H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has been found among dozens of dead hens in Russia's southern region of Volgograd, in the second such case in ...

UN official urges China to impart knowledge on bird flu control
Xinhua - China
... He said China had obtained plenty of experiences and knowledge on bird flu control and should impart this knowledge to other countries. ...

Baxter set to begin making flu vaccine to fulfill UK pact
Chicago Tribune - United States
The United Kingdom ordered the dosages in February as part of a large bird flu prevention effort in which it also contracted with Chiron Corp. ...

Bird flu confirmed in third Afghan province
Forbes - USA
KABUL (AFX) - The H5N1 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in a third province in Afghanistan, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said. ...

Many Cambodians in the Dark About Bird Flu
Houston Chronicle - United States
TUOL PRIK, Cambodia — Two days after Cheoun Uork's 3-year-old daughter died, health officials told him she had succumbed to bird flu. ...

Panel Certifies 236 Farms Free Of Bird Flu
Nigeria Daily Independent - Ikeja,Lagos,Nigeria
By John Adi. Kaduna State Bird Flu Response Committee (BFRC) has certified 236 poultry farms in state free from the disease. In a ...

Egypt Confirms Twelfth Human Bird Flu Case
Medical News Today - UK
The 18-year-old woman began to show bird-flu like symptoms on April 5 and was hospitalised on 11 April. Doctors say she is in a stable condition. ...

Fear bird flu test 'flaws' have missed other cases
Scotsman - United Kingdom
SCIENTISTS have raised the possibility that hundreds of cases of bird flu may have been missed because of flaws in Britain's testing regime. ...

Warnings over bird flu threat
Blackpool Citizen - UK
Rural Fylde coast residents have been put on alert this week as scientists confirm the first case of deadly bird flu has struck Britain. ...

In the Nile Delta, Bird Flu Preys on Ignorance and Poverty
New York Times - United States
KAFR EL SHEIK IBRAHIM, Egypt, April 11 — Given the choice between the possibility her children would fall ill from bird flu or the certainty they would go ...

PanAfrica: Bird Flu Spread Linked to the Loss of Wetlands
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
... "Intensive poultry operations along migratory wild bird routes are incompatible with protecting the health of ecosystems that birds depend upon. ...

Never mind H5N1: virulent outbreaks of bird flu phobia are on the ...
Times Online - UK
Even if bird flu does spread in Britain, you could not catch it from eating infected chicken — unless you like your white meat red raw. ...

Ghana is safe from bird flu: minister
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
Ghanaian Minister of Food and Agriculture Ernest Debrah has reiterated that the bird flu was not in Ghana and there was, therefore, no need for the public to ...

EGYPT: Government launches anti-bird flu training programme ...
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
"Faced with a deepening crisis, the government has launched a new programme to train personnel dealing with bird flu," said health ministry spokesman Abdel ...

Bird Flu: Govt Axes 76 Poultry Farms
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
... Public Relations Officer of the state Bird Flu Response Committee, Mr Samaila Zatto, said in a statement in Kaduna, that the sanction was part of the committee ...

Myanmar Says Its Bird Flu Under Control
Washington Post - United States
YANGON, Myanmar -- Bird flu in Myanmar has been brought under control, and restrictions will be lifted in two affected regions by the end of the month, a ...

Bird flu under control in Myanmar: official
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
The bird flu, which affected Myanmar's two divisions for more than two months, has been brought under control after no death of chicken was found and no cull ...

Pitt hosts symposium to educate on bird flu
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
The public got a feel for the bird flu worries on the minds of local and international researchers Wednesday night at a symposium in Oakland hosted by the ...

New bird flu cases found in southern Russia
Xinhua - China
MOSCOW, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Russia has found the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus in the southern state of Volgograd, the second case in two weeks, state ...

Alaska Natives likely to be exposed to bird flu
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... Alaska is a probable point of entry for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, because it is at the crossroads of wild waterfowl and shorebird migration to and from Asia ...

Bird flu restrictions will stay in place, says executive
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The bird flu protection order confining three million domestic birds to their quarters will run its 30-day course and expire unless there is fresh cause for ...

WHO to declare Jordan free of bird flu
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China
The World Health Organization (WHO) will declare Jordan free of the H5N1 bird flu on Thursday as no new cases of the disease have been detected in the country ...

Smugglers undercut fight against bird flu
International Herald Tribune - France
... security. Their target was not terrorists, weapons or drugs. It was smuggled Asian poultry - a product at risk for carrying bird flu. ...

AFGHANISTAN: More cases of deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu detected
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
KABUL, 13 April (IRIN) - The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in a third province of Afghanistan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ...

Bird flu deaths increase
Al-Ahram Weekly - Cairo,Egypt
Last week 18-year-old Samah Abdel-Ghaffar from Menoufiya province, north of Cairo, was named as Egypt's 12th victim of bird flu. ...

Nigeria: Bird Flu: Essence of Readiness Plan
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Whilst President Olusegun Obasanjo should be commended for Nigeria's prompt response to the bird flu scourge, the fact remains that there is a lot more to be ...

Thailand: UN official praises Thai efforts to control bird flu
TMCnet - USA
... News - Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza David Nabarro has praised Thailand for its strong efforts in combating bird flu. ...

UN: Wetlands stop bird flu
News24 - South Africa
... of avian flu. It urged a "massive" investment in wetlands restoration as well as efforts to move poultry farms from beneath migratory bird flyways, where the ...

Afghanistan confirms H5N1 flu in third province
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
KABUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Afghanistan has confirmed the H5N1 bird flu virus in a third province and suspects it has been found in two more, a UN Food and ...

Desperate Need For More Funding: NZ Bird Flu Expert
newswire.co.nz - Havelock Nth,Hawkes Bay,New Zealand
Professor Morris - a bird flu expert - heads to Vietnam this weekend on a United Nations-sponsored mission to evaluate that country's planned control strategy ...

Advice for bird flu scare
Shetland News - Vidlin,Shetland,UK
Their advice is in line with national guidelines and follows confirmation of the H5N1 bird flu virus found in a dead swan in Cellardyke, Fife. ...

Bird Flu Suspicions Bring Quarantine in India
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
Seven people living in the Onkarashawar region of Indore city in India have been taken under quarantine for suspicion of bird flu. ...

TURKMENISTAN: WHO praises bird flu measures
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
... 12 April (IRIN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the Turkmen government's efforts on its preparedness for a possible bird flu outbreak in the ...

Bird flu threat is 'very dynamic'
Scotsman - United Kingdom
THE threat posed by bird flu is "very dynamic and uncertain" but Britain is doing everything it should to spot any further cases of the disease, according to a ...

Indonesia Confirms 31st Human Case Of Bird Flu Infection
Medical News Today - UK
Indonesian authorities have confirmed the country's 31st human case of H5N1 bird flu infection. The patient worked in a poultry ...

Bird flu: Seven suspected patients hospitalised
Hindustan Times - India
... "The suspected persons were referred from Mortakka in Khandwa district with suspected bird flu fever," he said, adding that they were examined by doctors and ...

Expert Says Bird Flu No Imminent Threat
Washington Post - United States
WASHINGTON -- Even if bird flu does arrive on US shores on the wings of a migratory bird, the virus is unlikely to makes the inroads in poultry _ or in people ...

Avian influenza
Avian influenza – situation in Egypt - update 4
World Health Organization - Geneva,Switzerland
The Ministry of Health in Egypt has informed WHO of the country’s 12th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. ...

Distributed computing project targets avian influenza
Infoworld - Netherlands
A research institute is harnessing the power of thousands of computers over the Internet to investigate potential drug treatments for deadly avian influenza. ...

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