» 11/04/2005, 00.00
Bird flu pandemic would cost Asia 300 billion dollars
The Asian Development Bank predicts possible global recession. More outbreaks in China and in Vietnam, and four new infections in Indonesia and Vietnam.
Bird flu hits Asia again, from China and India to Egypt
Outbreaks are recorded and poultry culled in India, China, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. People are ill in Indonesia and Cambodia. A 16-year girl dies in Egypt. The World Health Organisation urges countries not to let down their guard for a pandemic is still a real possibility.
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.
Indonesia, China, Vietnam: new bird flu victims
There has been a death in Jakarta, a new case of human infection in Anhui and outbreaks of infection in southern Vietnam. Governments are not managing to stem the lethal virus.
WHO: China may have unidentified bird flu outbreaks
This view was expressed after the death of a 41-year-old woman was declared in an area free of bird flu outbreaks. There is a new suspect death in Indonesia. Meanwhile the situation has improved n Vietnam.
26/06/2006 INDONESIA - AZERBAIJAN
Indonesia: Mutation in bird flu virus proven
This was discovered in human-to-human transmission among a family from Sumatra. But immediate danger has been excluded, in that the only family stricken had a genetic predisposition to the infection.
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