» 12/06/2005, 00.00
Farmer who blew the whistle on bird flu outbreak is arrested
Speaking out might have provoked local government vendetta. Media are asking questions. New viral outbreaks are reported in Vietnam.
Five-year old boy is Thailand's 14th bird flu victim
Two additional human bird flu cases are confirmed in China. New outbreaks are reported in Vietnam as the economy goes into a tale-spin.
Bird flu: in China WHO says many human cases unreported
According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) official, China's healthcare system is inadequate; awareness about the problem remains poor in rural areas. Beijing still has not provided the WHO with virus samples. Authorities are in a high state of alert in Saudi Arabia in anticipation of hajj; 622,000 pilgrims are already in the country.
New human bird flu cases suspected in Vietnam and China
In Liaoning province new outbreaks have occurred, forcing the authorities to put hundreds of people under observation. Indonesia refuses loans to fight the disease, will accept only grants. Dead birds found in Kuwait.
Human-to-human bird flu transmission feared in Indonesia
Health Ministry cannot rule out this possibility. The country is unable to control the virus. In China the WHO fears that official figures might not indicate how widespread the virus actually is.
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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