» 07/08/2005, 00.00
First avian flu case detected
The virus has killed more than 50 people since the outbreak began. The World Health Organisation warns that "the more the virus spreads, the greater the chances it could combine with the human flu virus".
Avian flu kills three
According to the Health Ministry, there is a 99 per cent certainty that there deaths are the result of the H5N1 virus, which causes the bird flu.
Special measures against bird flu
Government lacks funds for mass culling of poultry at risk.
Hanoi announces three new bird flu cases
Alarm bells sound in the West but the frontline against the bird flu is in Asia
Increasingly, voices are raised arguing that the fight against the bird flu must be carried out where it started, in South-East Asia. Countries in the region should be provided with the necessary aid. New cases of infected birds are being reported.
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.
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