Latest bird flu Stories

2006-05-22 08:45:00

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization chief Lee Jong-wook of South Korea died on Monday two days after suffering a blood clot on the brain, the United Nations agency said.

2006-05-22 04:50:00

The World Health Organization's director-general Lee Jong-wook of South Korea died on Monday after surgery to remove a blood clot from the brain, the United Nations agency said.

2006-05-14 12:50:00

Days after bird flu was detected in Ivory Coast, hundreds of people were trembling, flapping their arms and clucking like hens.

2006-05-12 19:40:00

Like other poultry farmers across the country, the Milfords are taking extreme precautions to prevent their livelihood from getting infected with the deadly avian flu virus.

2006-05-08 15:29:06

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A film about a fictional bird flu pandemic that will air on television on Tuesday has experts worried it will panic some people and convince others that legitimate warnings are mere hype.

2006-05-07 16:05:00

As major U.S. companies brace for the threat of bird flu mutating into a form that could jump from human to human, they face one unusual challenge -- persuading employees to stay home.

2006-04-06 10:08:22

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Tests have confirmed that a wild swan found dead in Scotland had the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu -- Britain's first case of the disease, government officials said on Thursday.

2006-04-05 11:30:00

People living in areas where bird flu has been found in poultry or wild birds should keep their cats indoors, say scientists who believe the potential role of felines in spreading the virus is being overlooked.

2006-04-04 21:31:13

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants to increase humanitarian assistance to Palestinians and help them control an outbreak of bird flu even though it will not give aid to a Hamas-led government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday.

2006-04-03 17:20:02

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Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.