» 09/22/2005, 00.00
Fears of bird flu outbreak spread in Indonesia after two children die
Hanoi announces three new bird flu cases
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.
Prime Minister admits bird flu contagion peril
WHO will carry out validation checks in Chinese labs, which are under fire after two researchers were infected by Sars in 2004. There is concern about the frequency of outbreaks of infection. The price of poultry is dropping.
New human bird flu case confirmed in Vietnam
A 15-year-old boy has tested positive for the virus that killed more than 60 people across Asia. In the boy's household, there were dead poultry, the area blocked off.
WHO urges China to share H5N1 virus samples
The Chinese government has agreed to do so, however samples have yet to reach the World Health Organisation.
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