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2006-07-01 00:05:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has found the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds in the northwestern region of Ningxia, the Agriculture Ministry said, suggesting a fresh outbreak. The National Bird Flu Reference Laboratory identified the virus on Thursday in samples taken from the town of Xuanhe in Ningxia's Zhongwei city, the ministry said late on Friday on its Web site (www.agri.gov.cn). Measures had been taken to prevent the outbreak from spreading, it said. The announcement did not say whether...

2006-06-23 12:50:47

By Stephanie Nebehay and Fitri Wulandari GENEVA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - The H5N1 bird flu virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. agency, Maria Cheng, said the result came from its investigation into a cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where the virus killed seven members of a single family in May. "There was a...

2006-06-21 08:02:09

By Fitri Wulandari JAKARTA (Reuters) - Many people who contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus in Indonesia were ignorant and never warned about the disease and children are the ones most vulnerable, medical experts said on Wednesday. "Children may be off to play with sick chickens ... an activity that adults do less of," Thomas Grein, a leading epidemiologist at the World Health Organization, told Reuters on the sidelines of an experts meeting on bird flu. "Other high risk exercises are...

2006-06-21 08:00:00

By Fitri Wulandari JAKARTA -- Many people who contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus in Indonesia were ignorant and never warned about the disease and children are the ones most vulnerable, medical experts said on Wednesday. "Children may be off to play with sick chickens ... an activity that adults do less of," Thomas Grein, a leading epidemiologist at the World Health Organization, told Reuters on the sidelines of an experts meeting on bird flu. "Other high risk exercises are slaughtering of...

2006-06-17 23:19:05

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in Hong Kong stepped up customs checks at the weekend to stamp out poultry smuggling after a truck driver was found infected by the H5N1 bird flu virus across the border in mainland China. More officers were deployed at Hong Kong's four land border checkpoints and the territory beefed up examination of suspicious cargoes and baggage at sea and air boundaries. "We confiscated three fresh chickens and three fresh ducks by Saturday night at Lowu," a...

2006-06-16 15:25:42

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has detected a case of H5 avian flu in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island and plans further testing over the weekend to determine the strain and virulency, a provincial health officer announced on Friday. A gosling in a small backyard poultry flock in the western end of the province contracted the disease, but there is a low risk of human illness from the case, the chief health officer for Prince Edward Island said in a news release. The virulent...

2006-06-15 04:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- A lab-engineered bird flu vaccine protected ferrets against several strains of H5N1 avian influenza, offering the possibility of making a vaccine ahead of any pandemic, U.S.-based scientists said on Wednesday. But it may be tricky to test it in humans, reported Elena Govorkova and colleagues at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The animals were protected even though they did not show the usual antibody...

2006-06-14 14:35:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- A lab-engineered bird flu vaccine protected ferrets against several strains of H5N1 avian influenza, offering the possibility of making a vaccine ahead of any pandemic, U.S.-based scientists said on Wednesday. But it may be tricky to test it in humans, reported Elena Govorkova and colleagues at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The animals were protected even though they did not show the usual antibody...

2006-06-05 19:45:00

BEIJING -- China needs to improve its efforts to control bird flu, a leading Chinese expert on the disease said, adding to voices anxious about the country's preparedness. The scientist Liu Xiufan told a conference of prominent Chinese engineers and scientists on Monday that the government should review the effectiveness of measures to control bird flu, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. "We should do our best to reduce the risk of a human pandemic influenza breaking out and...

2006-05-25 08:03:44

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health experts have asked 33 people in a remote Indonesian village to quarantine themselves at home after the H5N1 bird flu virus killed as many as seven members of a family there earlier this month. Epidemiologists have failed to track down the source of infection in Kubu Simbelang village in north Sumatra and the World Health Organization said this week limited human-to-human transmission between family members might have occurred. "There are 33 people...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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