» 03/21/2006, 00.00
Bird flu reaches Pakistan
There are new outbreaks of infection in Malaysia and a third suspected case of human infection in Egypt.
H5N1 bird flu arrives in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia
A farm near Dhaka has been infected. In a country that produces 250 million chickens there is great alarm. The virus has been confirmed in Saudi Arabia. In Islamabad, the flu has spread to wild birds and the population is at great risk.
Bird flu: Indonesia will give WHO samples only if vaccines are cheap
Jakarta has denounced that samples are given free to big pharmaceutical firms that produce vaccines which are way too expensive for poor countries. So Indonesia is asking for guarantees that vaccines will be accessible. WHO has offered poor countries the capacity to produce vaccines. Meanwhile, there are more deaths and cases of infection in Indonesia.
26/06/2006 INDONESIA - AZERBAIJAN
Indonesia: Mutation in bird flu virus proven
This was discovered in human-to-human transmission among a family from Sumatra. But immediate danger has been excluded, in that the only family stricken had a genetic predisposition to the infection.
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.
Indonesia's bird flu toll is rising
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