Latest Fujian flu Stories
By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - 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.
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.
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By Andrew Quinn DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Bird flu poses a major threat to Africa's fight against its AIDS epidemic, challenging overburdened healthcare systems and stretching economies already hit by the impact of HIV, the U.N.'s AIDS chief said.
Bird flu spread to France for the first time with the discovery on Friday that a dead duck had tested positive for the virus, although it was not yet clear the fowl was carrying the deadly H5N1 strain.
By Antonia Oprita BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Bird flu could spread to humans in Romania because its rural areas, where nearly half the population lives, lack proper water and sewage, World Health Organization and local experts said on Friday.
By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Bird flu took a firm hold on Europe on Thursday, moving officially into Slovenia, and putting countries in the Middle East and Africa on alert.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Health said on Friday a woman had died of bird flu in the central province of Hunan, the eighth person killed by the virus in the country, the Xinhua news agency reported.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it was sending a team of 7 or 8 experts to Nigeria to try to prevent human cases of bird flu after outbreaks in poultry.
ABUJA (Reuters) - A Nigerian laboratory testing samples from poultry that have died in their thousands suspects they may have had avian influenza but could not determine if it is the deadly H5N1 strain, a researcher said on Wednesday.