» 10/21/2005, 00.00
Beijing acknowledges bird flu situation is grave
Tighter controls are imposed after a new outbreak in Outer Mongolia. The World Health Organisation calls for full cooperation.
WHO urges China to share H5N1 virus samples
The Chinese government has agreed to do so, however samples have yet to reach the World Health Organisation.
14/10/2005 ASIA - EUROPE
World ill-prepared to face bird flu pandemic
Bird flu has arrived in Europe. No specific vaccine exists as yet. Measures are under way to isolate the infection.
Asian battleground key to beating bird flu virus
For World Health Organisation, the virus appeared in South-East Asia and it is here that the risk of pandemic is the greatest. International aid is necessary to prevent it.
Bird flu feared more virulent in Eastern Europe than in Asia
There have been several outbreaks of infection in Russia, Roumania and Turkey. Four Turkish siblings are not infected with the disease. There is a new suspect death in Indonesia.
Pandemic inevitable, say experts from around the world meeting in Canada
Counter-measures are being discussed; a pandemic would cost Asia nearly 300 billion dollars. Another contaminated breeding farm in China and the fourth death in Indonesia. India wants to start producing Tamiflu, even without the green light from Roche.
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