» 11/05/2005, 00.00
Fifth bird flu victim in Indonesia
Two other cases of human infection have been confirmed. A global meeting will be held in Geneva on 7 November to coordinate and strengthen interventions, especially in Asia.
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.
Bird flu: 8-year-old dies, human-to-human transmission feared
The young victim died last night, three days after the decease of her elder brother. However, no samples for testing were taken from him.
Bird flu kills again in Indonesia
Two other suspected deaths are reported. New outbreaks every week occur in China.
Bird flu found in Indonesian pigs
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.
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