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Suspected Human Infection of Birdflu Reported in Vietnam

Health authorities in Vietnam confirmed Wednesday the possibility that a resident of a province in the north of the country could have contracted the lethal H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, for the first time since 2005. A fresh outbreak of bird flu has hit five provinces in Vietnam. A ...

Kuwait Reports New Case of Birdflu in Ostrich

Kuwait said on Sunday it has found a new case of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in the south of the Gulf Arab state near the Saudi border.// "We now have 46 infected focal points after the latest finding in an ostrich in Wafra," said health ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Shatti. "We no...

New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China

A new outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in Inner Mongolia in the northern region of China. This bird flu outbreak is the 23rd in China since October.// Experts confirmed H5N1 bird flu after 246 birds died in Inner Mongolia's Zalantun city last Sunday, the agriculture ministry sa...

Bird Flu Virus Shows Moderate Resistance to Tamiflu

...rst found in Vietnam in 2005. The occurrence of this strain in Egypt reveals that it has spread outside Asia too. The resistance to Tamiflu by the birdflu virus has not changed the WHO stance on stocking this drug as a first-line treatment. A spokesman for WHO says that since the clinical level of this m...

Infected With H5N1 Virus but Not Affected

... A person who contacted the birdflu virus during the recent outbreak in South Korea does not show any symptoms of the disease, according to reports.// The South Korean Center for D...
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