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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.

2006-02-02 21:50:00

A 15-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health ministry official said on Friday, citing local hospital tests.

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.

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.

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2006-02-02 00:20:00

Scientists have produced a vaccine against deadly H5N1 strains of bird flu that has protected mice, using a genetic engineering technique that can be easily scaled up for stockpiling to prepare for a pandemic.

2006-01-31 08:25:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-01-25 06:15:00

China's propaganda mandarins closed an outspoken supplement of a respected newspaper, as Web search leader Google announced restrictions on a new service for China to avoid confrontation with Beijing.


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