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Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...sian countries must remain vigilant against deadly bird flu since it is still rampant in the region, a top...ducate the public (against it)." Transmission of bird flu to humans remains very rare, and limited to those in frequent contact with infected poultry. But...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...e the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used....

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...s the rapid effects of global warming, threatening bird habitats and breeding grounds and reducing drinking water for animals. John P. Smol of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and Marianne S. V. Douglas of the University of Alberta in Edmonton have been studying about 40 ponds on Ellesmere Island ...

Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

...analysed to see if they carried the H5N1 strain of bird flu which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture... 'First analyses have established a suspicion of bird flu. More tests are under way to see ... if this is an infection with the H5N1 strain,' the ministry...

People With Higher IQs are More Patient in Financial Matters

...ay be better advised to follow the principle of 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,'" Professor Falk said. However, someone who is intelligent seems to be twice favoured, according to the results of the Bonn study. On the one hand, they can be more successful, due to their cognitive abilities,...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...theast confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be fatal to humans. "France is not threatened by a bird flu pandemic as there has not been, for the moment, a human contamination from the H5N1 virus," Heal...

Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany

...reported 38 new cases of the feared H5N1 strain of bird flu which can kill huamns in the country's east . ...rth of Germany's 16 states to report cases of H5N1 bird flu since late last month, when it struck down six wild birds in the southern city of Nuremberg in B...

Dutch Customs Deploys Special Bird Flu Dogs

Dutch customs have deployed two special bird flu dogs at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to check ...udy, are checking flights from countries where the bird flu virus has been found such as China, Thailand, Egypt, Russia and Turkey, the Dutch ministry of fi...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

A six-year-old Indonesian boy died of bird flu at the weekend, taking the death toll in the c...ency said last month that though the fight against bird flu had improved around the world, the situation remained critical both in Indonesia and Egypt. The ...

Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms

...t two Czech poultry farms where the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which is potentially fatal to humans, was con...ens and turkeys, on three nearby farms even though bird flu has not been detected there, veterinary service spokesman Josef Duben. "Around 70,000 have bee...

Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia

Scientists have discovered bird flu antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian r... but it had not spread in an open form. He said no bird flu cases had been registered this year. "About six million poultry are currently in high risk areas...

Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

...sday to tackle issues including polio vaccination, bird flu prevention and other infectious diseases plagu...eadly H5N1 virus, recording 80 deaths so far since bird flu broke out two years ago in all but two of its 33 provinces. The declaration will be adopted at t...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

Vietnam's first human death from bird flu in more than a year has highlighted growing co... the virus since last month. The country's first bird flu death since October 2005 comes as avian influenza has made a strong resurgence across Vietnam, h...

Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime

...also expected to fight anything from winter flu to bird flu . Compared to traditional jabs, the new FLU-v vaccine is easier to make and can also be stocked for a global epidemic. "We expect one course of injections - probably of two a week apart - to give life-long immunity," the Daily Mail quoted Dr Stu...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

...start its first human trial of a locally-made H5N1 bird flu vaccine as early as next month, using 20 to 30...Europe and Asia. The news comes as a new wave of bird flu sweeping Vietnam has killed a 20-year-old man, infected four other people and triggered more tha...

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

...ay the country's first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in poultry, at a turkey farm in the cen...h has a flock of around 6,000 birds. Until now, bird flu has only been detected in wild swans in the Czech Republic, with the first case dating from Marc...

Paris Hilton to Be Released on Tuesday

Paris Hilton will finally be a free bird on June 26, after spending 23 days in the slammer. The release date was determined by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Inmate Reception Center. The exact hour of the heiress' release was however not disclosed. Although her sentence w...

6,000 Turkeys Slaughtered at Czech Bird Flu Farm

...h farm where the potentially lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu was confirmed this week have been slaughtered,...ted today (Friday)," he added. The H5N1 strain of bird flu was confirmed on Thursday at the Tisova farm, in the centre of the country, the first time it ha...

Bird Flu Found in Togo

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was confirmed for the first time in Togo on Fr...infected poultry. Before Friday, no cases of H5N1 bird flu had been officially discovered in Togo, which since October last year had banned the import of l...

Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu

...een diagnosed as having contracted the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, state news agency MENA quoted the healt... condition was stable. A 10-year-old girl died of bird flu earlier in June, bringing to 15 the number of fatalities in Egypt. Egypt's geographical locatio...

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