» 01/20/2006, 00.00
Avian flu: chicken farms to be inspected in Hong Kong
The virus was found in tests on a dead oriental magpie robin. Authorities urge people to remain calm. New human cases reported in Indonesia. Optimism prevails in Turkey.
Bird flu hits Asia again, from China and India to Egypt
Outbreaks are recorded and poultry culled in India, China, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. People are ill in Indonesia and Cambodia. A 16-year girl dies in Egypt. The World Health Organisation urges countries not to let down their guard for a pandemic is still a real possibility.
Bird flu: more than 1.5 billion dollars needed to stem infection
A donors' conference has opened in Beijing for prevention and care above all in poor Asian countries. There are new deaths in Indonesia and Turkey and a suspected case in Jerusalem.
Two boys die of bird flu
People raise poultry in their homes in the region where the boys fell ill. In Azerbaijan, the virus has struck a breeding farm for the first time.
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".
Avian flu spreading in Asia
New cases involving humans reported in India and Egypt; outbreaks in Israel and Malaysia. Fear grows in the Middle East.
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