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Latest Global spread of H5N1 Stories

2006-06-23 05:38:45

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H5N1 birdflu 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.

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 ...

2006-06-21 08:00:00

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.

2006-06-20 17:40:17

By David Ljunggren and Marcy Nicholson OTTAWA/WIN

2006-06-20 12:32:17

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gosling from a Canadian backyard flock did not die of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu found in Asia, Europe and Africa, a Canadian source said on Tuesday. "The news is good.

2006-06-20 11:44:48

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A case of bird flu in the eastern Canadian province of Prince Edward Island was not the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain, a Canadian source said on Tuesday. "The news is good.

2006-06-20 04:57:48

By Diyan Jari JAKARTA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has confirmed an Indonesian teenager who died last week was infected with bird flu, a health ministry official said on Tuesday, taking the country's confirmed bird flu deaths to 39.

2006-06-18 17:27:07

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada is investigating a second backyard poultry flock for bird flu, although all birds remain healthy, authorities said on Sunday.

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.

2006-06-16 17:55:00

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 whether it is the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain, government officials announced on Friday.


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