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2006-04-06 04:39:16

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian girl died from bird flu on Thursday, taking to three the country's human death toll from the virus, the official MENA news agency reported. The latest death was a 16-year-old girl from a province north of Cairo, who was admitted to hospital on Wednesday. "Iman Mohamed Abdel Gawad, a 16-year-old girl from Monoufiya, died after being infected by bird flu," MENA said, quoting official information. Late on the Wednesday the health minister said a...

2006-04-05 09:50:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Animal health experts called on Wednesday for new precautions against bird flu because cats, and possibly other mammals, can be infected and could spread the H5N1 virus. Dr Albert Osterhaus, of Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, also warned that as well as passing H5N1 to other species, cats may help the virus to adapt into a more highly infectious strain in humans which could spark a pandemic. "We have to take a number of precautionary measures,"...

2006-04-03 14:38:48

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that four Egyptians have caught bird flu, including two who died from the virus, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said on Monday. Nasr al-Sayyed told Reuters that a WHO laboratory in Britain had verified the four cases as the dangerous H5N1 strain of the virus. The result was received on Sunday, he said. The Egyptian government sends samples from people it suspects have caught the virus to the WHO for final...

2006-03-23 11:09:52

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's agriculture ministry denied rumors in U.S. commodities markets on Thursday that a case of H5N1 bird flu had been found near the U.S. border. "We are free of highly-pathogenic bird flu," Jose Angel del Valle, the ministry's animal health director, told Reuters. U.S. grain prices were lower early on Thursday amid talk of the deadly bird flu in neighboring Mexico, but livestock markets -- which stand to benefit -- were treating it as a hoax, traders...

2006-03-22 13:32:48

By Rufat Abbasov SALYAN, Azerbaijan (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak in Azerbaijan that has killed five young people seems to have stabilized, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, while Palestinians feared the virus has reached Gaza. The five deaths from the H5N1 virus were the first in Azerbaijan, which lies on a crossroads between Europe and Asia. The deaths took the known global human toll from bird flu to 103 in eight countries since late 2003. Cristiana Salvi,...

2006-03-20 17:19:06

By Tom Doggett and Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bush administration officials said on Monday it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu could be detected in the United States this year, but added it may not mean the start of a human pandemic. Speaking to reporters, Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the...

2006-03-20 15:43:48

By Tom Doggett and Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bush administration officials said on Monday it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu could be detected in the United States this year, but added it may not mean the start of a human pandemic. Speaking to reporters, Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the...

2006-03-20 15:20:06

By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel poisoned hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens as it sought on Monday to contain an outbreak of the dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu which has been spreading at an alarming rate. U.S. researchers studying human cases said the virus in people had evolved into two separate strains, complicating efforts to develop a vaccine and prevent a pandemic. The virus has rippled out from Asia to the Middle East, Europe and Africa in recent...

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2006-03-20 15:40:00

By Tom Doggett and Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bush administration officials said on Monday it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu could be detected in the United States this year, but added it may not mean the start of a human pandemic. Speaking to reporters, Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the bird flu...

2006-03-20 13:51:19

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The H5N1 strain of bird flu in humans has evolved into two separate strains, U.S. researchers reported on Monday, which could complicate developing a vaccine and preventing a pandemic. One strain, or clade, made people sick in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in 2003 and 2004 and a second, a cousin of the first, caused the disease in people in Indonesia in 2004. Two clades may share the same ancestor but are distinct -- as are different clades, or strains, of the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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