» 03/08/2007, 00.00
Avian Flu kills a girl in Vientiane
It is the first death in Laos. Warning of outbreak of infection between birds from Tibet to Hong Kong, from Korea to Hanoi. The alarm grows in Arab nations, following cases of infection in Kuwait.
Bird Flu, China confirms human to human transmission
The case dates back to December: father and son both contracted the H5N1 virus. The young man did not survive. It is nit the first case, but the widely feared mutation of the virus has been excluded.
12/12/2006 SOUTH KOREA
New outbreak of bird flu in South Korea
This is the third outbreak in a month. All outbreaks occurred in areas close to each other in a region of intensive poultry breeding. More than one million birds have been culled in a bid to stop the outbreaks.
Shanghai, bird flu nightmare returns. Two dead
In the metropolis, the two victims die from a new strain of the infamous H5N1 virus, which seems to have again mutated. Two other cases "in serious condition" from the provinces of Anhui and Jiangsu. Government waits weeks before making the announcement and triggers mass protests. WHO: "Situation under control."
24/11/2005 HONG KONG - CHINA
Bird flu 38 times more infectious than SARS
The Hong Kong University says each sick person will infect another 1,024 within one month. It is predicted that there will be one million victims in Hong Kong alone. Meanwhile, China has acknowledged a second death.
24/01/2008 INDIA - VIETNAM - THAILAND
Bird flu threatens Calcutta
The virus is spreading through western Bengal, while small farmers in thousands of villages oppose the suppression of their livestock. A new epidemic hits Thailand, the first in almost a year. One death in Vietnam and fears ahead of the imminent festivities for the New Lunar Year.
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