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2006-08-14 11:30:00

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior said on Monday routine surveillance found the presence of H5 and N1 avian influenza "subtypes" in samples from two wild mute swans in Michigan.

2006-08-14 11:22:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials believe that wild swans in Michigan may have been infected with a strain of the bird flu virus, but it is not thought to be a highly pathogenic strain and is one that has been seen previously in North America, the White House said on Monday.

2006-08-14 10:50:51

Corrects to show affected birds were swans, not geese WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.

2006-08-14 10:33:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior said on Monday routine surveillance found the presence of H5 and N1 avian influenza subtypes in samples from two wild mute swans in Michigan.

2006-08-14 10:18:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials believe that wild geese in Michigan may have been infected with a strain of the bird flu virus, but it is not thought to be a highly pathogenic strain and is one that has been seen previously in North America, the White House said on Monday.

2006-08-14 10:07:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials believe that wild geese in Michigan may have been infected with a strain of the bird flu virus, but it is not thought to be a highly pathogenic strain and is one that has been seen previously in North America, the White House said on Monday.

2006-08-09 16:10:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance efforts to monitor wild birds for the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus will be expanded to include the lower 48 states, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The U.S.

2006-08-08 11:27:20

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed on Tuesday that the country's first human case of the H5N1 bird flu virus was in late 2003, two years earlier than originally reported, prompting the U.N.'s health agency to call for greater transparency.

2006-08-07 19:07:54

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - A densely populated city like Hong Kong can cut by half the number of infections in the first year of a flu pandemic using home quarantine, hospital isolation and antivirals, a study suggests.

2006-08-07 02:25:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began a week-long campaign on Monday to check every house in 29 provinces, including Bangkok's suburbs, in a bid to halt a resurging bird flu virus that has killed two people in the last three weeks.


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