» 01/05/2006, 00.00
Bird flu at the gates of Europe, second death in Turkey
Fatma, a 15-year-old girl, dies after her brother succumbed yesterday. Turkish health minister confirms the H5N1 virus was the cause and announces further testing.
First avian flu case detected
The virus has killed more than 50 people since the outbreak began. The World Health Organisation warns that "the more the virus spreads, the greater the chances it could combine with the human flu virus".
Avian flu kills three
According to the Health Ministry, there is a 99 per cent certainty that there deaths are the result of the H5N1 virus, which causes the bird flu.
14/10/2005 ASIA - EUROPE
World ill-prepared to face bird flu pandemic
Bird flu has arrived in Europe. No specific vaccine exists as yet. Measures are under way to isolate the infection.
Special measures against bird flu
Government lacks funds for mass culling of poultry at risk.
Bird flu feared more virulent in Eastern Europe than in Asia
There have been several outbreaks of infection in Russia, Roumania and Turkey. Four Turkish siblings are not infected with the disease. There is a new suspect death in Indonesia.
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