» 10/28/2005, 00.00
In China no information about the dangers of the avian flu
Local media are not covering the issue, especially in the areas where it is most needed. International health organisations are concerned. Hunan girl thought to have died of the bird flu died of pneumonia instead.
Alarm bells sound in the West but the frontline against the bird flu is in Asia
Increasingly, voices are raised arguing that the fight against the bird flu must be carried out where it started, in South-East Asia. Countries in the region should be provided with the necessary aid. New cases of infected birds are being reported.
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 suspected in new death in Indonesia
Virus is spreading in China despite government measures. New outbreaks reported in Liaoning province and Vietnam.
Suspected new cases of bird flu in humans in China and Thailand
No official confirmation has been forthcoming. International discussions over countermeasures and antiviral drugs continue. Concern is mounting over the danger that the virus might spread to Africa.
Ho Chi Minh City to slaughter all poultry because of bird flu
Poultry farming will be allowed outside the city and under tight controls. British experts say disease underestimated: it affects more than the lungs.
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