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2005-11-15 12:53:08

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam slaughtered thousands of birds in its two largest cities on Tuesday, while other Asian nations boosted efforts to halt the spread of deadly avian flu. China vowed to vaccinate its entire stock of 14 billion poultry against bird flu, with the government promising to help pay for the process. The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is endemic in poultry in parts of Asia and has killed more than 60 people in the region. The virus remains hard for...

2005-11-15 10:22:53

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam slaughtered thousands of birds in its two largest cities on Tuesday, while other Asian nations boosted efforts to halt the spread of deadly avian flu. China vowed to vaccinate its entire stock of 14 billion poultry against bird flu, with the government promising to help pay for the process. The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is endemic in poultry in parts of Asia and has killed more than 60 people in the region. The virus remains hard for...

2005-11-11 21:43:47

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Bangkok toddler has tested positive for bird flu, a senior official said on Saturday, the first human case in the Thai capital since a fresh flare-up of the deadly disease a month ago. The one-year-old boy probably contracted the H5N1 virus from playing around chickens at his home which later died of the virus, said Paijit Warachit, director-general of the Department of Medical Science. His grandmother was under surveillance. "The boy is confirmed as definitely...

2005-11-11 09:55:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Scientists believe they may have worked out why H5N1 bird flu kills so many young adults while Kuwait said on Friday it had found the deadly virus in a flamingo as it spreads around the world. It is the first known case of H5N1 in the Gulf Arab region. The highly pathogenic form of the virus has killed more than 60 people in Asia and 150 million birds. It has recently spread to eastern Europe and experts said it was only a matter...

2005-11-11 09:40:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists believe they may have worked out why H5N1 bird flu kills so many young adults while Kuwait said on Friday it had found the deadly virus in a flamingo as it spreads around the world. It is the first known case of H5N1 in the Gulf Arab region. The highly pathogenic form of the virus has killed more than 60 people in Asia and 150 million birds. It has recently spread to eastern Europe and experts said it was only a...

2005-11-10 07:40:00

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING -- Three Asian nations reported more outbreaks of bird flu in poultry on Thursday, a day after health experts unveiled a $1 billion global plan to halt the spread of the virus. China, Vietnam and Thailand said they had more outbreaks as the region heads into the northern winter, when the H5N1 avian flu virus seems to thrive. Vietnam, where the virus has killed 42 people, will send soldiers and police to help contain avian flu and Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat...

2005-11-10 01:11:25

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Temperature-measuring devices used at border checkpoints may not be as accurate as first thought in spotting travellers with fever, a key symptom of bird flu, researchers in Hong Kong said on Thursday. Remote-sensing infrared cameras are now being used in many airports where they are pointed at the foreheads of travellers, but temperatures there could be 2 degrees C below the body's core temperature, scientists said. To get a more accurate reading, the cameras...

2005-11-09 06:26:46

By David Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Wednesday that up to $1 billion would be needed over the next three years to fund a global strategy to tackle the spread of H5N1 bird flu. On the final day of a three-day meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank officials said it was crucial to stamp out the disease at source in poultry as well as prepare countries for a potential human flu pandemic. The bank's package is directed at funding country programs,...

2005-11-09 03:49:09

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak in China's northeast has spread, state media said on Wednesday, prompting worried consumers to avoid poultry and world health bodies to seek more information from Beijing on the deadly virus. An outbreak in Liaoning province first announced last week had spread to another three townships, making it more difficult to control the spread of the virus, Xinhua news agency said. It is China's fourth outbreak in a month. The United...

2005-11-08 00:35:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new "chip" can test for 11 different influenza strains, including avian flu, in less than a quarter of the time it now takes to diagnose flu in patients, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The test devised at the University of Colorado is still being validated, but the researchers hope to develop it into an on-the-spot test for influenza. "If we could put this technology in every doctor's office that would be fantastic,"...