» 12/09/2005, 00.00
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.
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.
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.
Avian flue pandemic could kill up to 300 million people
International health experts warn it might impossible to stop virus spreading once the pandemic is underway. The US is looking at ways to close its borders and isolate 'hot spots".
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