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2006-02-02 20:29:21

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health ministry official said on Friday, citing local hospital tests. If confirmed by further testing by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the case would be the 15th death from avian flu in the world's fourth-most-populous nation. "Yes, a 15-year-old boy from a Bandung hospital died on February 1 of bird flu according to our local tests," I Nyoman Kandun, the ministry's...

2006-02-02 02:30:56

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Preliminary lab tests for the feared H5N1 bird flu came up negative for three people in Hong Kong who were isolated after a chicken they had kept was found to have been infected with the deadly virus. "The results of the H5N1 tests are negative," a spokeswoman for the city's health department said on Thursday. The chicken was brought illegally into Hong Kong from mainland China a week ago and fell ill and died a few days later. Health experts do not know if it...

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2006-02-02 00:20:00

Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus Scientists have succeeded in creating a genetically engineered vaccine that protects mice from several different strains of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Experts hope the same vaccine or a similar one will one day work in humans, according to the study, which appears in the Feb. 2 issue of The Lancet. The vaccine uses a common-cold virus, meaning it can be quickly and easily produced and, because it is active against...

2006-01-31 08:25:00

By Twana Osman SULAIMANIYA, Iraq -- Officials in northern Iraq said on Tuesday they were treating 12 patients suspected of having bird flu as a World Health Organization (WHO) team prepared to travel to the area to give urgent assistance. Iraq's health minister said on Monday the country feared it had its first human bird flu victim after preliminary test results showed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl who died two weeks ago had the H5N1 virus. WHO said it was urgently seeking further tests at a...

2006-01-30 05:45:36

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators may allow national governments to vaccinate poultry flocks as a precaution against the spread of dangerous strains of bird flu, officials said on Monday. Until now, vaccination has been allowed only in limited circumstances. But with the lethal H5N1 virus creeping closer -- the latest case is in birds in northern Cyprus -- that may change, especially as the spring migratory season approaches. The European Commission, which monitors...

2006-01-27 04:30:29

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea has denied a report that a woman in its capital Pyongyang became infected with bird flu and said it had had no outbreaks of the disease, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday. The group Rescue the North Korean People! Urgent Action Network said earlier this week a woman was infected after chickens carrying the disease were found in Pyongyang. "The Ministry of Agriculture ruled out all these kinds of rumors and there is no outbreak...

2006-01-26 07:15:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian chicken seller whom local tests showed had been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus has died, a hospital official said on Thursday. If confirmed by outside laboratories recognized by the World Health Organization, the case would take total known deaths in Indonesia from avian flu to 15. "The 22-year-old man died at 2 p.m. He was the vendor from a traditional market and the only positive case that we were treating today," said Ilham Patu, a spokesman of the...

2006-01-25 06:15:00

JAKARTA -- An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday. Hariadi Wibisono, director of control of animal-borne diseases at the ministry, said the 22-year-old man was being treated in a Jakarta hospital designated for bird flu patients. "Local tests show he was positive for bird flu. He is a chicken vendor in a traditional market," Wibisono said,...

2006-01-25 02:31:38

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday. Hariadi Wibisono, director of control of animal-borne diseases at the ministry, said the 22-year-old man was being treated in a Jakarta hospital designated for bird flu patients. "Local tests show he was positive for bird flu. He is a chicken vendor in a traditional market,"...

2006-01-20 15:39:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney said that if avian flu were to arrive in the United States, it could deal a blow to the U.S. economy because of disruptions to businesses, schools and transportation systems. "It's the kind of thing I think that probably would have a major impact," Cheney said in an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. "I think also when you start to think about a pandemic, some of the early measures basically are to shut down...


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