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2005-10-21 12:00:00

By Nopporn Wong-Anan and Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai boy tested positive for bird flu on Friday, but doctors said he was recovering and there was no sign he caught the virus from his infected father who died earlier this week, calming fears of a human pandemic. Ronarit Benpad, 7, who was treated with anti-flu drug Tamiflu in the early stages of his infection, had recovered his appetite and his temperature had returned to normal, although he would remain under observation for two...

2005-10-21 07:40:01

By Nopporn Wong-Anan and Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai boy tested positive for bird flu on Friday, but doctors said there was no sign he caught the virus from his infected father who died earlier this week, suggesting the H5N1 strain had not mutated into a pandemic form. Ronarit Benpad, 7, who was treated with anti-flu drug Tamiflu in the early stages of his infection, had recovered his appetite and his temperature had returned to normal, although he would remain under...

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2005-10-19 04:40:00

WASHINGTON -- Moving swiftly against age-old child killers such as diarrhea and pneumonia could help the world get ready to combat a bird flu pandemic, health experts said on Tuesday. "We can't do anything about stopping avian flu if it comes in the next two years. But we can save 6 million child lives and we can do something about pandemic flu if it comes in the next five to 10 years," said Dr. Nils Daulaire, president and chief executive officer of the Global Health Council. This, in turn,...

2005-10-18 18:17:36

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving swiftly against age-old child killers such as diarrhea and pneumonia could help the world get ready to combat a bird flu pandemic, health experts said on Tuesday. "We can't do anything about stopping avian flu if it comes in the next two years. But we can save 6 million child lives and we can do something about pandemic flu if it comes in the next five to 10 years," said Dr. Nils Daulaire, president and...

2005-10-18 09:45:54

LONDON (Reuters) - Internet auction site eBay pulled the sale of Roche Holding AG's flu drug Tamiflu from its Web site on Tuesday, after prices topped 100 pounds ($174) on growing fears about the spread of bird flu. A spokeswoman for eBay said the auction on its British site had been stopped because the sale of prescription drugs was not allowed under the company's rules. "The Tamiflu listings on eBay.co.uk were removed from the site as soon as we became aware of them. We do not...

2005-10-18 07:23:52

LONDON (Reuters) - Internet auction site eBay pulled the sale of Roche Holding AG's flu drug Tamiflu from its Web site on Tuesday, after prices topped 100 pounds on growing fears about the spread of bird flu. A spokeswoman for eBay said the auction had been stopped because the sale of prescription drugs was not allowed under the company's rules. Europe has seen a surge in demand for Tamiflu on the Internet, following the confirmation of cases of avian flu in Turkey and Romania, and...

2005-10-17 11:11:12

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday it had detected one turkey with bird flu on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, becoming the first EU country where the virus has spread to. "The Center for Veterinary Institutes has informed us that one of nine poultry samples has tested positive to bird flu (H5) antibodies," the agriculture ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the turkey came from a small private poultry farm of about 20 turkeys on the tiny island of Inousses off...

2005-10-17 11:05:19

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday it had detected one turkey with bird flu on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, becoming the first EU country where the virus has spread to. "The Center for Veterinary Institutes has informed us that one of nine poultry samples has tested positive to bird flu (H5) antibodies," the agriculture ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the turkey came from a small private poultry farm of about 20 turkeys on the tiny island of Inousses off...

2005-10-17 02:20:56

LONDON (Reuters) - British experts from the body that discovered the flu virus in 1933 will travel to southeast Asia to boost global cooperation on fighting bird flu and other new infections, the Medical Research Council said on Monday. Scientists from the MRC, Britain's main publicly funded biomedical research organization, will go to China, Vietnam and Hong Kong to discuss research on infections with epidemic or pandemic potential before a global conference in December. The move...

2005-10-13 07:11:39

Official correction. Please read in paragraph 11, "among poultry in 2004," instead of "among poultry in 2003." A corrected repetition follows: HANOI (Reuters) - The United States will give Laos $3.4 million to fight deadly bird flu, including money for rapid-response teams to swoop on new outbreaks in the impoverished, jungle-clad country. Details of the funding for the Communist-ruled country -- a weak link in Asia's fight against the virus which has killed more than 60 people...