» 01/13/2006, 00.00
Bird flu risks rise as Chinese New Year approaches
Experts are really worried. Millions are on the move for the traditional holiday when poultry sales grow exponentially. Vietnam faces the same problem but more so.
Bird flu: WHO rules out epidemic in China
The 5th death in less than a month has raised alarms. But the World Health Organization says this is within the forecasts, and there are no signs of an epidemic.
The threat of Bird Flu returns to haunt China: third victim of 2009
It is a 16 year old student from the province of Guizhou. He contracted the illness from infected fowl. Chinese health authorities have set out “severe sanctions” against the illegal selling of poultry and vaccines to fight bird flu.
Vietnam reports 10th bird flu death
The UN on bird flu: Vietnam swiftly break news of cases of contagion
According to the United Nations, non-existent communication systems make prevention an impossible task. Meanwhile, Hanoi confirms the infection of an entire family of five people in the north of the country.
Poultry sales plunge in China following bird flu outbreak, US$ 65 billion in losses
Since March, 130 people have been infected with the H7N9 flu, with 35 deaths, sending shockwaves throughout the poultry industry. Government officials blames poor sanitation in farms. In Shandong, the authorities organise an all-chicken lunch to boost consumer confidence.
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