» 01/11/2006, 00.00
Two people in China sickened by bird flu have died
The total number of people killed by the disease on the mainland to five, on country's eighth human case. New outbreak in the southwestern province of Guizhou: 16,000 quails had died.
Bird flu reaches Istanbul
Samples from chicken found dead on the European side of the city confirm the westward movement of the virus.
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.
WHO: Greater transparency about bird flu
The director of the World Health Organisation's Pacific section appeals to Asian governments for greater transparency and vigilance to prevent further contagion.
31/10/2005 CHINA - ASIA
Bird flu in China very serious, say official sources
Migrating birds can carry the infection anywhere. The death of a girl in Hunan is still the subject of debate. Beijing stands accused of "excessive use" of an antiviral drug which has led to resistance of the virus. New cases are reported in Japan and South-east Asia.
Fears of bird flu outbreak spread in Indonesia after two children die
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