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Nov 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Satellite tracking suggests wild birds may spread H5N1 in Asia

(CIDRAP News) – Satellite tracking of wild birds in Asia suggests they may be spreading H5N1 avian influenza from India or Tibet to Mongolia when they fly north in the spring, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Apr 28, 2010

Apr 28, 2010

Southeast Asia aims to eradicate H5N1 by 2020

(CIDRAP News) – A multi-national meeting aimed at freeing Southeast Asia from H5N1 avian flu within 10 years wrapped up deliberations yesterday with a call for cooperation to keep animal diseases from crossing national borders.

Apr 13, 2010

Apr 13, 2010

Vietnam awaits more test results in suspected H5N1 cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Two patients who are part of a suspected H5N1 avian influenza case cluster in northern Vietnam's Bac Kan province are still hospitalized, with 11 others isolated for flu-like symptoms, health officials said today.

The two hospitalized patients include a 22-year-old man and a 27-month-old girl whose confirmed infections were previously reported by the Vietnamese media, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.

Mar 25, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

WHO says H5N1 threat persists

(CIDRAP News) – Newly confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza, along with several outbreaks in poultry, are a reminder that the virus still poses a global threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

Mar 11, 2010

Mar 11, 2010

FAO claims progress in avian flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this week that "substantial progress has been made in the preparedness and response mechanisms" for battling H5N1 avian influenza around the world.

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