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2005-12-20 10:45:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States are cooperating on efforts to understand deadly bird flu, a major shift from Beijing's handling of SARS, U.S. National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni said on Tuesday. "There is a definite willingness to be completely cooperative, be completely transparent and to exchange samples with the WHO and with other partners so we can track the genetic changes," he told a news conference in Beijing. "I think it is remarkable as compared to...

2005-12-15 12:51:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - A sixth person in China has become infected with the potentially fatal bird flu virus, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. The latest victim is a 35-year-old man in Suichuan County of Jiangxi Province, east China, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was aware of the case. "He is apparently in critical condition in hospital," WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng said. "Our office in Beijing was informed of this today....

2005-12-09 00:57:29

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Kanokwan Boonngok BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 5-year-old Thai boy, Asia's 70th victim of the deadly virus, top health officials said on Friday. "The boy was infected with the H5N1 virus," Deputy Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakula told Reuters. The death of the boy from the central province of Nakhon Nayok, 110 km (70 miles) from Bangkok, took Thailand's bird flu death toll to 14 out of 22 known cases since the virus swept through large...

2005-12-08 23:43:33

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 5-year-old Thai boy, the country's 14th victim of the deadly virus, top health officials said on Friday. "The boy was infected with the H5N1 virus," Deputy Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakula told Reuters. He was unable to supply further details immediately of how the boy might have caught the virus, which usually strikes those in close contact with infected fowl. The death of the boy, who was from the central province of Nakhon Nayok, 110...

2005-12-02 12:07:42

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is testing pigeons found dead in the east of the country for the virulent form of avian flu, a Ministry of Agriculture official said on Friday. Members of the public alerted authorities to the bird carcasses found in the eastern Somali region of Ethiopia, said Seleshi Zewdie, director of the animal health department in the Ministry of Agriculture. The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has not yet been found in Africa and Seleshi said the tests were...

2005-11-28 19:40:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has confirmed two new bird flu outbreaks in poultry in the northwestern region of Xinjiang and in central Hunan province. China has culled more than 20 million birds this year to contain the spread of avian influenza and reported 24 outbreaks since mid-October in nine regions and provinces from the far southwest to the frigid northeast. It has confirmed three cases of human infections, two of whom have died. The Ministry of Agriculture said on its Web site that 288...

2005-11-24 14:35:51

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will send a mission to an eastern Chinese province that has reported two human deaths from the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, a spokesman said on Thursday. China said on Wednesday that a second person had died of H5N1 in Anhui province, bringing to three the total number of confirmed cases in the world's largest poultry producing nation. The third person, a nine-year-old boy living in southern Hunan province,...

2005-11-23 21:38:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a bird flu outbreak in the remote western region of Xinjiang, bringing to 21 the number of outbreaks since mid-October. China, which said late Wednesday that a second person had died of the deadly H5N1 virus, has already culled more than 20 million birds this year to contain the spread of the disease. The new outbreak occurred at a family farm when 2,000 birds died on November 15, but H5N1 was not confirmed until Wednesday, the Ministry of...

2005-11-23 05:56:21

HANOI (Reuters) - Chicken is off the menu for foreign visitors to Vietnam and tour operators should also steer clear of any spots where bird flu outbreaks have occurred in poultry, the government has decreed. The National Tourism Administration issued the measures, with immediate effect, to protect tourists from bird flu, which has killed 42 people in Vietnam since late 2003 and has spread to 16 of the country's 64 provinces. The administration this week ordered hotels and...

2005-11-22 07:48:22

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese teenager has been confirmed with the H5N1 bird flu virus, health officials said on Tuesday. Doctors from the health department of the northern port city of Haiphong told Reuters laboratory tests showed 15-year-old Vu Van Hoa, who is being treated at a local hospital, had contracted the deadly strain. "His condition is stable and slowly recovering," said a doctor from Haiphong's Viet-Tiep hospital, adding that Hoa had been transfered to another hospital...


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