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2006-01-10 13:30:25

By Paul de Bendern ANKARA (Reuters) - Health experts said on Tuesday that an outbreak of deadly bird flu in Turkey could be brought under control as local officials sealed off parts of major cities Ankara and Istanbul and culled thousands of birds. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said none of the latest human victims were in a life-threatening condition and urged Turks not to panic. Two teenagers died last week from bird flu in eastern Turkey -- the first reported deaths from...

2006-01-10 12:12:01

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's bird flu outlook is "not optimistic" Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, while the World Health Organization (WHO) said that five people were now known to have died from the virus there. "Measures to prevent and control the epidemic must be strengthened as the danger of bird flu not only exists in China but also threatens other countries," Xinhua said, citing health department spokesman Mao Qun'an. In the latest human case, a 6-year-old...

2006-01-10 10:57:06

By Paul de Bendern ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish officials said on Tuesday none of the latest human victims of bird flu were in a life-threatening condition and international experts said the outbreak could be controlled. Two teenagers died last week from bird flu in eastern Turkey -- the first reported deaths from the virus outside China and Southeast Asia. Their dead sister is also a suspected victim and dozens of Turks have rushed to hospitals for bird flu tests. Speaking by...

2006-01-09 09:35:00

DOGUBAYAZIT, Turkey (Reuters) - There are no signs that the bird flu virus spreading in Turkey is being passed among humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The WHO has confirmed four human bird flu cases in Turkey, including the deaths of two siblings last week from Dogubayazit in the poor eastern part of the country. "At the moment there is no element in this village indicating human-to-human transmission. It's typically similar to what we have seen so far (in Asia),"...

2006-01-07 13:21:33

By Umit Bektas DOGUBAYAZIT, Turkey (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan appealed to Turks not to hide poultry to escape bird flu culls, while U.N. health experts on Saturday confirmed two more children in Turkey had the deadly strain of the virus. Residents in eastern Turkey, where three children died of the disease this week, pleaded for more help. "We apply to the officials but they don't come to take our chickens. I cannot bring them myself. I have no money," a middle-aged...

2006-01-07 08:54:12

By Umit Bektas DOGUBAYAZIT, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan urged people not to hide poultry to escape bird flu culls while residents in the east where three children died of the disease pleaded on Saturday for more help. A team of World Health Organization (WHO) doctors who flew to Turkey to investigate the first human bird flu fatalities on the threshold of Europe were stuck in Ankara due to fog. The European Commission said its laboratory at Weybridge,...

2006-01-06 03:30:00

By Mustafa Yukselbaba DOGUBAYAZIT, Turkey -- A third Turkish child from the same family died of bird flu on Friday as the virus which has killed 74 people in east Asia reached the threshhold of Europe. Hulya Kocyigit, 11, was the sister of Mehmet Ali, a 14-year-old boy who died last weekend, and of Fatma, 15, a girl who died on Thursday. The children lived in a remote rural district of eastern Turkey near the Armenian border. Their six-year-old brother is also being treated for the same...

2006-01-05 02:48:12

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A second Turkish child from the same family died from bird flu on Thursday, officials and doctors said, in the first human cases of the disease outside China and Southeast Asia. "We lost Fatma Kocyigit this morning," Niyazi Tanilir, governor in the eastern province of Van, said on the CNN Turk news channel. The 15-year-old girl died in hospital at around 6:30 a.m. (0430 GMT). Her brother, 14-year-old Mehmet Ali Kocyigit, died at the weekend....

2006-01-04 17:12:51

ANKARA (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Turkish boy has died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, a doctor said on Wednesday, confirming the first human death from the disease outside China and southeast Asia. Doctors had originally said Mehmet Ali Kocyigit died of pneumonia on Sunday in Van hospital in eastern Turkey. "He died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu," Huseyin Avni Sahin, head doctor at Van hospital, told a televised news conference. The boy's sister, Fatma, has also been diagnosed as...

2006-01-03 06:33:05

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tests on swallows which died mysteriously in Malawi have come up negative for bird flu, a veterinary official in South Africa said on Tuesday. "We have tested samples that were sent to us from Malawi and they all tested negative. They were from migratory swallows which were dying in large numbers," said Celia Abolnik, a senior researcher at South Africa's Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute. "We don't know what killed them but the important thing is that it...


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