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Avian Flu News Tracker
posted by admin on 01/08/06

Tuesday, August 1

2:45 a.m.: Hundreds of dead chickens found in Bali, Indonesia, have tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, an animal health official said. Around 300 birds died of the virus over the past week.

Monday, July 31

5 p.m.: A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that it might be more difficult for the current deadly avian-flu virus to spark a pandemic than originally feared. In the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, CDC scientists concluded that one of two main paths the H5N1 virus could take to adapt itself to humans -- mixing genes with a common human-flu virus -- isn't likely easily to form a lethal superbug that jumps from one human to another.

10:45 a.m.: Thailand's health minister told officials to work "24 hours a day" to fight bird flu, as the country scrambled to cope with an unexpected resurgence of the deadly virus. Pinij Jarusombat visited the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom to review control measures with the governor and health officials.

8:30 a.m.: Tyson Foods reported a wider-than-expected loss in the third quarter. The world's largest meat processor, which has embarked on a $200 million cost savings plan, blamed the oversupply of meat on the market, as the industry continues to face falling demand partly because of persistent fears over avian flu.

Sunday, July 30

2:20 a.m.: Thai officials have confirmed that some of the 2,200 chickens that died on farms in Nakhon Phanom last week were infected with bird flu, Deputy Agriculture Minister Adisorn Piengket said. They were the first confirmed H5N1 cases in Thailand in more than eight months.

Friday, July 28

10:40 a.m.: India will soon declare itself bird-flu free with no new cases reported in the past three months, India's agriculture minister said. India also plans to begin selling a poultry vaccine for the deadly strain of the virus in the next two to three months after completing tests, Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told health and agriculture ministers. The ministers, representing 10 Asian countries, met in the Indian capital to prepare for a possible bird flu pandemic, with proposals ranging from encouraging personal hygiene to gathering money and manpower.

3:40 a.m.: Lawmakers from across Asia discussed how to prepare for a possible bird-flu pandemic, with proposals ranging from encouraging personal hygiene to gathering money and manpower, at a conference on the virus in New Delhi.

1:50 a.m.: Laos has confirmed an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu among chickens at a farm near the capital Vientiane, a foreign ministry spokesman said. About 2,580 chickens were found dead last week at the poultry farm in Xaythany district, 15 miles south of Vientiane.

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