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2005-11-21 15:21:53

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled new rules to combat bird flu on Monday, threatening fines and police action against people who do not cooperate. China has announced 17 outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu since the middle of last month, and is struggling to control a virus that has been spotted in seven provinces and regions from the frigid northeast to the remote west. "Although some cases in affected areas have been controlled effectively, the...

2005-11-20 20:04:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Local tests have shown a 35-year-old man has died in Indonesia of the H5N1 strain of bird flu but the results have to be confirmed by a laboratory in Hong Kong, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The ministry's director general of disease control, I. Nyoman Kandun, said it was unclear if the man had contact with dead chickens. He died a few days ago, he said. "We have sent the sample to Hong Kong for confirmation," Kandun told Reuters by telephone. "We have not...

2005-11-20 08:39:42

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported on Sunday two new outbreaks of bird flu in which almost 3,700 poultry died and more than 7,000 were culled as provinces hit by the deadly virus tightened preventive measures. About 3,500 geese died at a family farm in a development zone in Shishou city in the central province of Hubei, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding that 3,800 poultry were slaughtered within a radius of 3 km (2 miles). In the northern region of Inner Mongolia, 176...

2005-11-18 15:05:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Deadly strains of the H5N1 bird flu virus have killed about half of all people known to have been infected and most people assume that survivors should be protected by antibodies and so immune to repeat infections. But experts say that may not always be the case. The virus, which has infected 130 people in Asia and killed 67 of them since late 2003, is changing constantly and repeat infections by new strains could still leave a birdflu survivor in peril,...

2005-11-18 05:25:45

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Deadly strains of the H5N1 bird flu virus have killed about half of all people known to have been infected and most people assume that survivors should be protected by antibodies and so immune to repeat infections. But experts say that may not always be the case. The virus, which has infected 130 people in Asia and killed 67 of them since late 2003, is changing constantly and repeat infections by new strains could still leave a birdflu survivor in...

2005-11-18 05:25:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Deadly strains of the H5N1 bird flu virus have killed about half of all people known to have been infected and most people assume that survivors should be protected by antibodies and so immune to repeat infections. But experts say that may not always be the case. The virus, which has infected 130 people in Asia and killed 67 of them since late 2003, is changing constantly and repeat infections by new strains could still leave a birdflu survivor in peril, just as...

2005-11-16 08:48:16

By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed the country's first-ever human cases of bird flu, reporting two in the central province of Hunan and one in eastern Anhui, the official Xinhua news agency said. The agency's brief dispatch gave no further details. China has been trying to contain about a dozen outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus among poultry in at least six provinces in the past month. The World Health...

2005-11-16 05:36:06

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official has been quoted as saying bird flu antibodies were detected in a 9-year-old boy in Hunan province, strongly suggesting he could become China's first human bird flu infection. China's health ministry said on Wednesday it had not yet reached a final conclusion on the case. The semi-official China News Service, quoting Qi Xiaoqiu, director of the Ministry of Health's department of disease control, said the government was waiting for the...

2005-11-15 16:51:04

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. outbreak of the deadly strain of bird flu could set off a panic among consumers and temporarily slash domestic poultry consumption by as much as 50 percent, or about $10 billion annually, a U.S. Agriculture Department researcher told Reuters on Tuesday. The United States is the world's largest producer and exporter of poultry meat with chicken, turkey and duck production valued at about $23 billion annually. "It could be 50...

2005-11-15 16:50:00

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON -- A U.S. outbreak of the deadly strain of bird flu could set off a panic among consumers and temporarily slash domestic poultry consumption by as much as 50 percent, or about $10 billion annually, a U.S. Agriculture Department researcher told Reuters on Tuesday. The United States is the world's largest producer and exporter of poultry meat with chicken, turkey and duck production valued at about $23 billion annually. "It could be 50 percent," USDA researcher...


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