Latest Fujian flu Stories
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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.
China reported a fresh outbreak of bird flu on Wednesday on a chicken farm in the northern province of Shanxi, but the Agriculture Ministry said it had been brought under control.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is probably endemic in the region around Hong Kong, the territory's health chief said on Friday, after tests this week on a dead chicken were positive for the disease.
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