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2006-03-06 08:25:00

By Karolina Slowikowska WARSAW (Reuters) - Avian flu extended its spread across Europe as Poland confirmed its presence in wild birds on Monday and experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) met to discuss the threat of a human influenza pandemic. China said on Sunday the H5N1 virus had killed a man in the southern Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong. There had been no reported outbreaks in birds in the area where he died and experts in Hong Kong urged authorities to find the...

2006-03-03 21:25:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A man has died of suspected H5N1 avian influenza in southern China, just over the border from Hong Kong, a local newspaper said on Saturday. The 32-year-old man frequently visited wet markets where chickens were often slaughtered, the South China Morning Post said. He developed fever and pneumonia on February 22 and died on March 2, Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) said in a statement late on Friday. Hong Kong lies less than two hours away from Guangzhou by...

2006-02-25 01:38:38

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed its 20th human victim in Indonesia, a 27-year-old woman, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Saturday. "We have received the test result from CDC Atlanta. Yulia (the victim) was positive," said Hariadi Wibisono, director-general of control of animal-borne disease at the health ministry. He was referring to the case of a 27-year-old woman who died...

2006-02-24 08:45:00

By Kang Shinhye and Jon Herskovitz SEOUL -- Four South Koreans were infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in late 2003 and early 2004 but none of them developed any serious illnesses, a South Korean health official said on Friday. These four are the first people in the country confirmed to have been infected with the H5N1 strain, Oh Dae-kyu, the head of the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news conference. South Korea now becomes the eighth country to report...

2006-02-23 19:09:04

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian authorities sealed off a western town on Thursday to try to contain a spreading outbreak of bird flu, but said 11 out of 12 people quarantined following a bird flu outbreak in chickens tested negative for the virus. In France, suspected H5N1 bird flu wiped out thousands of turkeys at a farm in the east of the country. If confirmed, it would be the first time the deadly strain has infected farm birds in the European Union and could...

2006-02-22 07:34:54

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Seven Malaysians living near an area with bird flu were being treated in hospital on Wednesday, while India anxiously waited to see if a group of 12 in quarantine were the country's first human victims of the virus. The seven, including five children aged between 2 and 12, all had respiratory problems and test results would be available within a day, Malaysia's health minister said. Alarm is growing at the sudden resurgence of the H5N1 virus...

2006-02-22 07:06:15

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Seven Malaysians living near an area with bird flu were being treated in hospital on Wednesday, while India anxiously waited to see if a group of 12 in quarantine were the country's first human victims of the virus. The seven, including five children aged between 2 and 12, all had respiratory problems and test results would be available within a day, Malaysia's health minister said. Alarm is growing at the sudden resurgence of the H5N1 virus...

2006-02-22 05:10:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Virus samples taken from wild birds found dead in Hong Kong recently were closely linked to a strain of the H5N1 virus that surfaced in Japan and South Korea in 2004, but not the one spreading in Europe, a top scientist said. This finding suggests that apart from the strain circulating in Europe, there could be a reservoir of another strain of the deadly H5N1 virus that is entrenched, probably in wild birds, said microbiologist Malik Peiris of the University of Hong...

2006-02-21 17:31:24

GENEVA (Reuters) - No human cases of avian flu have been found in India, Egypt or Nigeria but transmission risks remain as long as the virus is present in birds, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO spokesman Dick Thompson told a press briefing that "a number of people" with flu-like symptoms have been tested for the H5N1 strain in the three countries, where outbreaks have been reported in birds. "We haven't seen human cases out of these investigations so far,"...

2006-02-20 17:05:31

(Please read in the 20th paragraph ... South Africa said it would begin stockpiling supplies of Tamiflu to protect its people. The Russian government said it planned to buy 100 million doses of bird vaccine to protect domestic fowl ... instead of ... Russia and South Africa said they planned stockpile Tamiflu to protect domestic fowl.) A corrected repition follows. By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - India quarantined six people in hospital on Monday and began a door-to-door...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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