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2005-12-29 05:45:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday.

2005-12-29 05:40:00

China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday.

2005-09-15 12:30:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent MEMPHIS (Reuters) - It seems an unlikely place to launch a war against a bird virus that health officials believe could soon mutate into a human pandemic that will kill millions -- a hospital filled with children fighting devastating genetic diseases and rare cancers.

2005-09-15 07:00:00

It seems an unlikely place to launch a war against a bird virus that health officials believe could soon mutate into a human pandemic that will kill millions -- a hospital filled with children fighting devastating genetic diseases and rare cancers.

2005-09-14 08:50:00

Very few people are as intimate with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus as Hong Kong-based scientist Yi Guan.

2005-07-18 16:03:55

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The bird flu virus that experts fear will jump from birds to humans seems to be mutating yet again, and may be able to hide in healthy-looking ducks, thus putting both other birds and people at risk, experts said on Monday.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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