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Seven-year-old Thai boy Ronarit Benpad rests in a Bangkok hospital October 21, 2005, one day after lab tests confirmed his 48-year-old father as Thailand's 13th victim of the deadly bird flu virus. (Xinhua/AFP photo)




A Croatian biologist holds a wild duck killed for testing in a nature reserve Draganici near the Croatian capital Zagreb in this October 13, 2005 file photo. (Xinhua/AFP photo)



Battle Against Bird Flu
Fight against bird flu Bird flu in Africa Bird flu in Asia Bird flu in Europe Bird flu in N. America 
A villager disinfects areas around his henhouse in Nanxiong, south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 16, 2005. As the New Year's Day and China's traditional Spring Festival approach, Chinese poultry and poultry product markets are under intensified supervision to ensure food safety. Some 30 outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in 11 provinces and regions of China so far this year, with six human cases of bird flu confirmed.
UPDATED 14:44, June 24, 2007
U.S. border states preparing for pandemic flu threat
California and Arizona, two states bordering Mexico, are working together to address the emerging threat of an influenza pandemic.
Ducks in Vietnamese southern province contract bird flu viruses
At least 45 ducks in Vietnam's southern Ben Tre province have been infected with bird flu viruses, local newspaper Youth reported Monday.
  Fight against bird flu  
  • Vietnam making more efforts to combat bird flu (13:15, June 20, 2007)
  • WHO moves ahead with plans for H5N1 vaccine stockpile (10:05, June 15, 2007)
  • European Commission Japan grant 15 mln USD to fight bird flu in Indonesia (22:23, June 13, 2007)
  • WHO dismisses new fears over bird flu following outbreaks in Vietnam (14:18, June 08, 2007)
  • Indonesia prepares bird flu vaccine for 290 million chickens (19:24, June 06, 2007)
  • Bird flu virus change lowers vaccine effectiveness (13:07, May 31, 2007)
  • Blood from survivors offers hope for new treatment  (10:16, May 30, 2007)
  • Indonesia receives donations from China for avian influenza (20:12, May 29, 2007)
  • Thailand to host WHO flu meeting (08:23, May 28, 2007)
  • SFDA approves second-phase trials for bird flu vaccine (15:34, May 11, 2007)
  • China, World Bank kick off first bird/human flu prevention project (08:32, April 27, 2007)
  • Police pluck bird flu research base to find DVD pirates (21:49, April 26, 2007)
  • FDA approves first U.S. vaccine for humans against H5N1 (08:49, April 19, 2007)
  • WB offers Vietnam loans to combat bird flu (21:34, April 12, 2007)
  • Vigilance required about bird flu: vice health minister (19:42, April 06, 2007)
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      Bird flu in Africa  
  • New human case of bird flu detected in Egypt (10:01, June 09, 2007)
  • Nigerian gov't to compensate bird flu affected farmers (08:39, June 07, 2007)
  • No new case of bird flu in Nigeria: official (11:49, April 14, 2007)
  • Egyptian girl dies of bird flu virus (21:44, April 11, 2007)
  • Egypt reports another two human bird flu cases (11:17, April 01, 2007)
  • Egypt reports 3rd human bird flu case in one day (11:16, April 01, 2007)
  • Egypt reports 25th human bird flu case (09:01, March 15, 2007)
  • Egypt reports 24th human bird flu case (11:13, March 11, 2007)
  • Egypt reports new human bird flu case (08:29, February 15, 2007)
  • Egyptian health minister calls for world coordination on bird flu (09:23, February 14, 2007)
  • Egypt reports new human bird flu death (12:58, January 20, 2007)
  • Egypt reports 19th human bird flu case (22:02, January 17, 2007)
  • Egypt faces grim bird flu situation (08:07, December 29, 2006)
  • Nigerian poultry farmers urged to know more about bird flu (11:15, November 25, 2006)
  • Egypt reports fresh bird flu infection among poultry (11:02, November 12, 2006)
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      Bird flu in Asia  
  • Vietnam reports first bird flu human death since late 2005 (11:54, June 17, 2007)
  • Bird flu hits one more Vietnamese locality (15:51, June 16, 2007)
  • Myanmar calls on public to continue biosecurity measures against fresh H5N1 virus (13:08, June 15, 2007)
  • Chickens raised in back-yard farm hold potential to spread bird flu in Indonesia: official (08:53, June 15, 2007)
  • Indonesia confirms 80th human death of bird flu (08:49, June 15, 2007)
  • Bird flu hits one more Vietnamese province (08:49, June 15, 2007)
  • Vietnamese gov't wants stronger bird flu vaccinations among poultry (14:55, June 14, 2007)
  • House Crow tested suspected avian flu in Hong Kong (22:25, June 13, 2007)
  • Nearly 13 pct of Vietnam's waterfowls carry H5N1: report (13:14, June 13, 2007)
  • Vietnam has 2 more bird flu patients (20:54, June 12, 2007)
  • Fowls die en mass in Vietnam's capital city Hanoi (13:26, June 12, 2007)
  • Vietnamese bird flu patient recovers fully (13:25, June 12, 2007)
  • Bird flu virus in Indonesia not yet mutated: official (13:50, June 09, 2007)
  • Malaysia reports five suspected human cases of bird flu (22:15, June 08, 2007)
  • No human cases of bird flu detected so far in Malaysia: ministry (21:40, June 07, 2007)
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      Bird flu in Europe  
  • New outbreak of HIV reported in Stockholm (10:52, March 31, 2007)
  • Hungary says turkey exports to Britain safe (08:49, February 14, 2007)
  • Macedonia bans poultry imports from UK (08:21, February 06, 2007)
  • Russia bans British poultry imports, confirms bird flu (08:21, February 06, 2007)
  • Measures introduced to prevent bird flu in Norway (08:20, February 06, 2007)
  • No immediate threat of bird flu in Poland (08:13, February 05, 2007)
  • Bird flu virus found at British farm is Asian strain (10:49, February 04, 2007)
  • EU confirms presence of H5N1 virus at British poultry farm (10:44, February 04, 2007)
  • Bird flu suspected in southern Hungary (10:51, January 23, 2007)
  • Possible bird flu strain detected in Dutch zoo: report (10:07, August 15, 2006)
  • 25,000 chickens culled after bird flu detected in Dutch farm (08:46, August 03, 2006)
  • Italy well prepared for bird flu (08:05, August 03, 2006)
  • Belgian clinical tests offer hope for bird flu vaccine (09:51, July 27, 2006)
  • Bird flu confirmed in domestic fowl in southern Bulgaria (09:14, July 21, 2006)
  • 115 outbreaks of bird flu reported in Romania (11:18, May 30, 2006)
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      Bird flu in N. America  
  • U.S. border states preparing for pandemic flu threat (09:16, August 25, 2006)
  • Test finds no bird flu in dead gosling in Eastern Canada (09:16, June 21, 2006)
  • U.S. unprepared for bird flu outbreak: health secretary (13:28, May 08, 2006)
  • Early tests show Canadian farms clean of bird flu (13:31, March 03, 2006)
  • Canada customs screening visitors for bird flu (07:53, March 02, 2006)
  • Canadian health officials warn of online Tamiflu fraud (11:42, December 24)
  • Pan-American anti-bird flu plan approved in Brazil (13:55, December 03)
  • Canadian company to produce H5N1 flu vaccine (09:05, November 30)
  • New cases of bird flu reported in Canada (10:40, November 24)
  • US seeks to update quarantine rules (12:57, November 23)
  • H5 avian flu found at second farm in western Canada (12:48, November 23)
  • New Bird flu case found in another farm in western Canada (07:26, November 23)
  • US bans poultry from Canada's British Columbia over bird flu (09:43, November 22)
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