News & Perspective

Sep 14, 2004

Sep 14, 2004

Avian flu puts animal health on WHO radar

(CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza and other diseases that originated in animals show that the World Health Organization (WHO) needs to pay more attention to animal health, the WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific said at an international conference yesterday.

Sep 13, 2004

Sep 13, 2004

New avian flu outbreaks spur monitoring in Malaysia

(CIDRAP News) – New outbreaks of avian influenza in a monitoring zone in northern Malaysia have prompted the government to increase its surveillance to cover the entire state of Kelantan, according to news service reports.

Sep 09, 2004

Sep 09, 2004

Avian flu death reported in Thailand

(CIDRAP News) – An 18-year-old boy in Thailand who had been exposed to sick chickens died yesterday of H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

Sep 07, 2004

Sep 07, 2004

Vietnam blames another death on avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese officials have blamed the Sep 5 death of a 14-month-old boy on avian influenza, according to news reports from Vietnam.

Aug 24, 2004

Aug 24, 2004

China confirms avian flu in pigs, but clarification needed

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials confirmed yesterday that H5N1 avian influenza had been found in pigs there in 2003 but says no such findings have occurred in 2004. They also stated that the occurrence had been made public earlier in the year, although the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says there has been no official report of the disease in pigs.

Aug 19, 2004

Aug 19, 2004

Malaysia joins resurgence of H5N1 avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza has today been confirmed in a privately owned flock of chickens in northern Malaysia near the Thai border. The country joins three others, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia, in which the disease has resurfaced in recent weeks following the widespread outbreaks across Asia earlier in the year.