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Avian flu: all poultry culled in Seoul
More than 30 outbreaks are reported across the country, forcing the authorities take drastic measures. About 6.8 million birds are destroyed but the H5N1 infection continues to spread.
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.
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.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City to slaughter all poultry because of bird flu
Poultry farming will be allowed outside the city and under tight controls. British experts say disease underestimated: it affects more than the lungs.
27/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Bird flu: 100,000 birds culled
The authorities are seeking to contain a possible epidemic after the H5N1 virus was discovered in a breeding farm in the south-west: 236,000 birds will be slaughtered by Thursday. This is the first emergence of bird flu in the country in three years.
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