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AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

No chicken in Thai markets as bird flu bites

B>BANGKOK:/BFresh chicken, a staple of Thailand's famous cuisine, has disappeared from food markets as a killer bird flu outbreak stops the billion-dollar poultry trade dead in its tracks.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Economic ruin if virus mutates

B>SINGAPORE:/BThe economic damage caused by the bird flu outbreak in Asia is so far largely confined to rural communities but that could change rapidly if the virus mutates into a form that can spread directly among humans, analysts said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thai and Indon governments rattled by cover-up charges

B>BANGKOK:/BCharges of a cover-up have rattled governments in Thailand and Indonesia where people say they were kept in the dark over Asia's deadly bird flu, drawing comparisons to China's slow response to SARS a year ago.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Screening and controls raised as bird flu makes leap into China and Laos

B>BANGKOK/B>: The bird flu rampaging through Asia has made the dreaded leap into China and impoverished Laos as a second Thai boy died of the disease yesterday and countries tightened defences against a potential SARS-like epidemic.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia accused of covering up bird flu outbreak

Indonesia's government was accused yesterday of covering up a widespread outbreak of bird flu after reports that the disease was first detected among sick poultry up to two months ago.

Nation 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

PM: Observe steps to stop flu virus from spreading

Adhere strictly to all preventive measures introduced by the authorities to prevent the deadly avian flu virus from spreading - this is the Prime Minister's reminder to Malaysian chicken breeders.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu and brutal attacks continue to trouble government

TWO continuing crises have dented the Thai government's popularity and credibility - the avian flu outbreak which has crippled the multi-billion baht poultry industry and a series of brutal attacks on monks in the south that have sparked new fears of a religious and ethnic conflict.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu crisis deepens with new outbreaks

The bird flu crisis tightened its grip on Asia yesterday after Thailand said as many as six people had died of the disease and new outbreaks were reported in Pakistan, South Korea and Laos.

AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta confirms bird flu found among chickens

Indonesia has confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza among chickens but has no evidence so far that the disease has spread to humans, a senior official of the agriculture ministry said yesterday.

Nation 26 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Checks on poultry farms in Sabah

State veterinary officials are checking migratory birds and some 200 poultry farms as part of measures to check the avian flu virus, following an outbreak of the disease in Thailand.