Thu, February 12, 2009

Bird Flu 2009

H5N1 detected in NW China's dead fowl

China's Ministry of Agriculture announced Tuesday that dead fowl found in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were confirmed as H5N1 positive in tests by the national laboratory. Full story

BACKGROUND

Basics about bird flu

The rapid spread of bird flu has caught the attention of global health authorities. Here are the ABCs about this disease.

POLL

How can we prevent the outbreak of bird flu?
Do not eat raw poultry
Keep away from poultry
Wash hands

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Bird flu in China

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Dead fowl found in NW China's Xinjiang test positive for H5N1 virus

2009-02-10 14:45:28 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture announced Tuesday that dead fowl found in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were confirmed as H5N1 positive in tests by the national laboratory.

China sees no virus mutation causing human to human bird flu infection

2009-02-10 08:05:34 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Virus analysis of the bird flu-infected patients in the Chinese mainland showed no mutation that could cause human to human infection, said Mao Qun'an, spokesman of the Ministry of Health, on Tuesday.

Bird flu patient discharged from hospital

2009-02-06 12:42:24 GMT Xinhua English GUIYANG, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 29-year-old man who contracted bird flu last month in southwest China's Guizhou Province has recovered and was released from the hospital Friday after 22 days of treatment.

Chinese infant recovers from bird flu infection

2009-02-04 05:06:38 GMT Xinhua English TAIYUAN, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 3-year-old girl has become the youngest person ever in China to recover from bird flu infection.

Bird flu in foreign countries

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Bird flu spreads wide in seven provinces of Vietnam

2009-02-11 03:43:49 GMT Xinhua English HANOI, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Bird flu is raging seven provinces of Vietnam with two newly-reported bird flu stricken provinces of central Quang Tri and northern Bac Ninh, said the Department of Animal Health of Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development here on Wednesday.

Officials: Bird flu fully under control in Nepal

2009-02-10 03:58:26 GMT Xinhua English KATHMANDU, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nepali officials said that bird flu has been fully under control in the country due to the effective performance of the rapid response teams deployed for the task, The Himalayan Times reported on Tuesday.

Vietnam confirms 2nd human case of bird flu this year

2009-02-10 03:53:21 GMT Xinhua English HANOI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Ministry of Health confirmed that the 23-year-old Vietnamese woman Ly Tai Mui from northern Quang Ninh province has been infected with bird flu, the local newspaper Liberty Saigon reported Tuesday.

Egyptian boy contracts bird flu virus

2009-02-08 21:13:51 GMT Xinhua English CAIRO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A baby from southern Egypt has contracted the bird flu virus, which brings the number of human cases to 55 in the country, the Health Ministry announced Sunday.

Backgrounder

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Guard against bird flu outbreak

2009-02-12 06:04:25 GMT China Daily We should not let our guard down against a possible outbreak of bird flu during Spring Festival, says an article in Beijing Times. The following is an excerpt:

Eating smartly reduces risk of contracting bird flu

2009-02-11 07:56:51 GMT China Daily Chicken and other poultry carry no risk of passing on bird flu to people if cooked properly, according to a recent joint statement by world health leaders.

Basics about bird flu

2009-02-11 07:52:45 GMT China Daily The rapid spread of bird flu, which is not uncommon among chickens and other fowl, has caught the attention of global health authorities. Here are the ABCs about this disease.

Worried about bird flu? Wash your hands

2009-02-11 07:51:27 GMT China Daily Little can be done to prevent an outbreak of bird flu before vaccine production can get started, health experts caution, but they say common sense measures can help individuals protect themselves.