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Sep 29, 2006

Sep 29, 2006

Indonesia reports 69th H5N1 case

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia reported its 69th H5N1 avian influenza case today, in the 21-year-old sister of an 11-year-old boy who died of the same disease on Sep 18.

The woman from the Tulungagung district of East Java tested positive for H5N1 today, 4 days after she was hospitalized, according to a Bloomberg News report. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed her 11-year-old brother's case on Sep 25.

Sep 12, 2006

Sep 12, 2006

In 2001-02, reduced air travel delayed flu season

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers reported today that reduced air travel in the wake of the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks delayed and prolonged that year's influenza season.

Sep 11, 2006

Sep 11, 2006

Way cleared for China to share H5N1 samples

(CIDRAP News) – US officials have resolved what they're calling a lapse in communication that has contributed to China's delay in sending promised poultry samples of H5N1 avian influenza virus to the United States.