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2006-08-04 07:15:00

A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease.

2006-08-04 02:25:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease.

2006-08-04 02:25:00

A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease.

2006-08-03 08:40:40

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - New outbreaks of bird flu in Thailand and Laos are fanning fears the disease is flaring up again in Asia, although concerns the virus was mutating in Indonesia have subsided.

2006-08-01 08:28:14

By Anna Mudeva AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities have detected a low-pathogenic H7 bird flu strain at a poultry farm and stepped up measures to prevent a major outbreak in one of the world's top poultry exporter, the farm ministry said on Tuesday.

2006-08-01 06:45:00

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities have detected a low-pathogenic bird flu strain in a poultry farm in the central region of Gelderse Vallei, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

2006-07-30 02:25:09

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The H5N1 bird flu virus has been found in the Thai northeast bordering Laos, prompting culling of 310,000 hens after the virus killed a teenager elsewhere in the country last week, the Agriculture Ministry said on Sunday.

2006-07-28 13:50:58

By Nita Bhalla and Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Asian countries hit by bird flu made plans on Friday to join forces to fight the H5N1 virus, which killed a teenager in Thailand and was found in chickens in Laos this week.

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2006-07-28 08:35:12

A study of duck hunters in Iowa is believed to be the first to show people can catch bird flu - a non-threatening kind - from wild birds. Previous cases of people being infected with any form of bird flu have involved domestic poultry, like chickens.

2006-07-24 17:27:53

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. duck hunter and two state wildlife employees had evidence of an uncommon type of bird flu virus in their blood, researchers reported on Monday in one of the first studies to show that hunters might be at risk.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.