» 05/04/2006, 00.00
APEC countries discuss measures to tackle possible bird flu pandemic
Proposals mooted at the meeting under way in Vietnam include: greater exchange of information and faster procedures for the entry of WHO teams in areas of new outbreaks.
Hanoi announces three new bird flu cases
Indonesia, China, Vietnam: new bird flu victims
There has been a death in Jakarta, a new case of human infection in Anhui and outbreaks of infection in southern Vietnam. Governments are not managing to stem the lethal virus.
Bird flu reaches Pakistan
There are new outbreaks of infection in Malaysia and a third suspected case of human infection in Egypt.
Bird flu claims 43rd victim in Jakarta
The Indonesian archipelago has surpassed Vietnam to become the hardest hit country in the world.
Bird flu: Indonesia death toll reaches 52
The latest victim was a boy from West Java province. Fears are growing about human-to-human transmission: the victim's brother died four days ago with symptoms of the H5N1 virus but it was not possible to take blood samples for testing.
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