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2009-04-16 14:41:06

Thursday, the United Nations warned that the global economic crisis could make 100 million more people hungry as it wipes out jobs in poorer countries.

2007-02-10 11:21:12

Experts suspect the current spread of bird flu in Asia, Africa and Europe is mainly a result of trade in infected live birds rather than transmission through wild birds, the U.N. official coordinating the global fight against avian influenza said Friday.

2006-03-08 16:30:00

Bird flu, already spreading across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is expected to jump across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas within a year, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

2006-01-30 15:15:00

The United Nations is considering using "flu-casters," modeled on television weather forecasters, to publicize vital information if a global flu pandemic strikes.

2006-01-28 18:15:00

The United Nations is considering using "flu-casters," modeled on television weather forecasters, to publicize vital information if a global flu pandemic strikes.

2006-01-27 05:40:00

Scientists are investigating whether a lower mortality rate for people infected with bird flu in Turkey signals that the virus is becoming less deadly in humans, a top U.N. official said on Friday.

2006-01-16 09:31:04

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The senior U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza will press for $1.5 billion to be pledged at a donor conference opening on Tuesday, arguing that the battle against the bird flu is far from over.

2006-01-16 09:24:49

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The senior U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza will press for $1.5 billion to be pledged at a donor conference opening on Tuesday, arguing that the battle against the bird flu is far from over.

2006-01-11 16:45:00

International donors will need to contribute about $1.4 billion to finance the next phase of the global campaign against bird flu at a conference next week in Beijing, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.