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Bird Flu Kills 4 Year-Old Boy in Indonesia

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian officials say a four-year-old boy has died from bird flu, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. The health ministry said Tuesday the boy likely contracted the H5N1 virus after playing with dead birds outside his home west of the capital, Jakarta. Almost half the estimated 360 people worldwide who have died […]

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Australia Kills 24,000 Ducks To Stop Bird Flu

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities Wednesday were to destroy 24,000 ducks that tested positive for bird flu, but said the outbreak does not pose a threat to humans. Andreas Dubs, the head of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, said Wednesday the ducks were infected with a low pathogenic form of the avian influenza. It is separate from the […]

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Bird Flu Kills Second Person in China

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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China reported its second bird flu fatality in less than a month Sunday, following the deaths of one person in Vietnam and a toddler in Cambodia. Officials say the latest patient died Sunday in southwestern Guizhou province, after being hospitalized on January 6. The 39-year-old man reported having no direct contact with poultry. In late […]

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Bird Flu Deaths Reported in Vietnam, Cambodia

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese duck farmer has become the first person to die of bird flu in Vietnam in nearly two years, while another death from the disease was reported in neighboring Cambodia. Vietnamese officials said Thursday the 18-year-old farmer from the southern Mekong delta died after reporting a high fever and respiratory problems. Investigators have not […]

China Says Man Died of Bird Flu

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese health officials say a man who tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus died Saturday in the southern city of Shenzhen. City officials said the 39-year-old bus driver, surnamed Chen, was hospitalized with a fever on December 21 and tested positive for the virus. The southern city borders Hong Kong, where thousands […]

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Chinese Man Critical with Bird Flu

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese health officials said Saturday that a man has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. The southern city borders Hong Kong, where thousands of chickens were slaughtered and live poultry imports from China were suspended after two birds tested positive with the strain earlier this month. […]

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India Orders Cull Following Bird Flu Outbreak

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:46 am (UTC-5)
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India has ordered chickens to be culled in the eastern state of West Bengal following an outbreak of the bird flu. The federal government says eggs and chicken feed must also be destroyed in the vicinity of villages where poultry samples tested positive for the H5 strain of the avian influenza. Last month, the United […]

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UN Warns of New Threat of Bird Flu

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, including a mutant strain that is spreading in Asia and elsewhere. The world body’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Monday that a variant strain of the H5N1 virus , which appears able to bypass the defenses of existing vaccines, has […]

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UN Warns of New Threat of Bird Flu

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, including a mutant strain that is spreading in Asia and elsewhere. The world body’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Monday that a variant strain of the H5N1 virus , which appears able to bypass the defenses of existing vaccines, has […]

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