» 01/30/2007, 00.00
TAIWAN – CHINA
Successful vaccine tests against bird flu in Taiwan
Taiwanese scientists have tested the vaccine only animals so far. Two years are needed before human trials can lead to mass production. Meanwhile concerns remain high in mainland China. Cats and pigs are found infected in Indonesia. Hungary is also at risk of bird flu danger infection.
10/10/2005 TURKEY INDONESIA
Bird flu: Ankara tries to allay western fears
Meanwhile, the Indonesian government wants to test vaccine stocks after a scandal involving local production of substandard doses.
15/11/2005 ASIA CHINA
Avian flu: China might not be reporting every outbreak
Local media sources suggest that not all the informationincluding reports about human casualtiesis being released. Meanwhile, health authorities announce another outbreak in Anhui province and the discovery of a new vaccine. In Indonesia, teams will check every backyard.
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.
Indonesia, first human case of bird flu
Bird flu: scientists fear the virus has become "more contagious"
A viral form which attacks mammals with more ease has been identified in Vietnam. New cases of human infection have been in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. There were another two deaths in Indonesia and one in Vietnam.
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