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2006-07-07 05:13:44

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish state radio said on Friday the country's first case of H5N1 bird flu had been confirmed in a great crested grebe in the city of Vitoria but officials said test results were still not available. Up to now there have been no cases of H5N1 confirmed in Spain. A spokesman for Spain's Agriculture Ministry said results would be available later on Friday and the Basque Country regional government said it would hold a news conference on the case at 12 noon (1000...

2006-07-07 04:53:23

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish state radio said on Friday the country's first case of H5N1 bird flu had been confirmed in a great crested grebe in the city of Vitoria but officials said test results were still not available. Up to now there have been no cases of H5N1 confirmed in Spain. A spokesman for Spain's Agriculture Ministry said results would be available later on Friday and the Basque Country regional government said it would hold a news conference on the case at 12 noon (1000...

2006-07-07 04:41:07

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish national radio reported on Friday that the first case of H5N1 bird flu had been confirmed in a great crested grebe in the northern city of Vitoria but the Basque Country regional government said results of tests were still not available. Up to now there have been no cases of H5N1 in Spain.

2006-07-03 13:20:00

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa has found a benign strain of bird flu on an ostrich farm in the country's west, officials said on Monday. South Africa culled around 15,000 ostriches after a similar outbreak in 2004 in an effort to contain the highly contagious disease. The European Union resumed ostrich imports from South Africa in November last year after it declared itself free of H5N2 bird flu -- deadly to animals but, unlike the highly pathogenic H5N1 variety, not humans. The Department of...

2006-07-03 07:20:45

By Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization laboratory test has confirmed a 5-year-old Indonesian boy who died last month was infected with bird flu, a health ministry official said on Monday. His death takes the total number of confirmed bird flu fatalities in the country to 40. The victim died on June 16 in Tulungagung in East Java province after being admitted to hospital on June 8, I Nyoman Kandun, director general for communicable disease control at the...

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...

2006-06-26 07:15:00

By David Fogarty LOTINDUH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Balinese farmer Wayan Murda clutches his rooster, gently stroking the tame bird. Like many Indonesians, he's heard of bird flu but doesn't know much about the virus. "I'm not worried about catching it," he said calmly after walking to visit a neighbor in the Balinese village of Lotinduh, a few miles south of the cultural town of Ubud, a favorite of foreign tourists. In neighbor Made Purna's walled family compound, about a dozen roosters are...

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...

2006-06-23 08:29:33

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 had come from its investigation into a cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where seven members of a single family were killed in May. "There was a mutation...

2006-06-23 05:23:11

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H5N1 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. Maria Cheng, spokeswoman for the United Nations agency, said the result had come from its investigation into a recent cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where seven members of a single family were killed in May. "There was a mutation found, it was in a report recently given...


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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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