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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...

2006-02-20 11:34:02

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. UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said a human outbreak of bird flu in Africa - where the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus was detected in poultry in Nigeria this month - could be a massive blow to the campaign to rein in AIDS. "We are...

2006-02-17 12:50:00

By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - 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. Amid reports the disease was spreading in fowl in Europe and the Middle East, the World Health Organization confirmed that an Iraqi who died in January was the country's second human bird flu victim. Officials said the disease had infected chickens in...

2006-02-17 09:42:05

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. The Black Sea country of 22 million has found bird flu in 31 villages since the virus was first detected in the Danube Delta in October, but the domestic birds were culled swiftly and no human cases have been reported so far. "The situation is...

2006-02-16 19:49:43

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. While swans were the sentinels, their limp bodies a dramatic testament to the spread of the virus, experts said other birds were almost certainly carrying H5N1 influenza to poultry. Germany discovered 10 more H5N1 cases, Greece detected an additional two and Austria also reported one more. "Of course we...

2006-02-10 11:30:00

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. The victim was a 20-year-old farmer, who had shown symptoms of fever and pneumonia on January 27 after culling poultry raised in her home. She died on February 4, the ministry said. She was confirmed to be infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu by both the provincial and national...

2006-02-10 06:01:00

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. "We have a team arranged to go tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday," Michael Perdue, an epidemiologist at WHO's global influenza program, told a news briefing. There was no evidence of human cases in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, where there have been mass deaths of chickens in the...

2006-02-08 05:37:54

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. The laboratory has sent samples from the dead poultry to a reference laboratory in the Italian city of Padua for further testing, said Tony Joannis, head of the viral research department at the National Veterinary Research Institute in central Plateau...

2006-02-07 21:50:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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 February 3, some 15,000 chickens on the farm in Shanxi's Yijing township, part of Yangquan city, had died and on Tuesday they were confirmed to have the H5N1 strain, the report said. Teams from the Agriculture Ministry had been sent to Yijing, where more than 187,000 chickens were culled, and...

2006-02-03 06:31:25

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. The bird had been brought into Hong Kong from mainland China and, while it proved impossible to determine where it contracted the virus, the case raised the specter of an outbreak over the border in Guangdong, China's wealthiest province. Officials...


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