» 11/24/2005, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Bird flu 38 times more infectious than SARS
The Hong Kong University says each sick person will infect another 1,024 within one month. It is predicted that there will be one million victims in Hong Kong alone. Meanwhile, China has acknowledged a second death.
Prime Minister admits bird flu contagion peril
WHO will carry out validation checks in Chinese labs, which are under fire after two researchers were infected by Sars in 2004. There is concern about the frequency of outbreaks of infection. The price of poultry is dropping.
04/04/2007 HONG KONG - CHINA
Bird flu found among Hong Kong’s migratory birds. China remains silent
A new strain, previously denied by China, is found. FAO issues a pandemic alert for Indonesia and Egypt.
Hanoi announces three new bird flu cases
Bird flu claims 43rd victim in Jakarta
The Indonesian archipelago has surpassed Vietnam to become the hardest hit country in the world.
Bird flu: Indonesia death toll reaches 52
The latest victim was a boy from West Java province. Fears are growing about human-to-human transmission: the victim's brother died four days ago with symptoms of the H5N1 virus but it was not possible to take blood samples for testing.
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