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Indonesia hospitals struggle to prepare for bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - From a shortage of anti-viral drugs to ventilators, Indonesian hospitals designated by the government to treat bird flu patients are struggling to get ready for a possible pandemic.

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Aborigines on Australia's bird-flu frontline

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Aborigines in Australia's remote north and authorities in Indonesia and East Timor have been drafted in to watch for signs of sick or dead migratory birds as Australia's frontline defence against bird flu.

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Indonesia confirms 12th human case of bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country, a health official said on Saturday.

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Indonesia confirms 12th human case of bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country, a health official said on Saturday.

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Indonesia confirms 12th human case of bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus, making him the 12th confirmed case among humans in the country, a health official said on Saturday.

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Australia to simulate bird flu outbreak

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will stage a simulated bird flu outbreak next week and the chief vet said on Tuesday the country faces a small but real risk the H5N1 virus could arrive with migratory birds.

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Cholera alert: Five cases confirmed, but victims recovered

With five cases in Selangor, authorities are not taking chances. They are conducting checks on dirty stalls, street vendors, restaurants and urging people to eat only cooked food.

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U.S. probes neurological problems, Sanofi vaccine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are investigating if a Sanofi-Aventis meningitis vaccine may have caused five cases of a rare neurological disorder that can paralyze its victims, the government announced on Friday.

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Experts puzzled by China's swine flu outbreak

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scientists are perplexed by the unusually high, and rising, number of deaths in southwestern China from a mysterious pig-borne disease and they are beginning to question if it is indeed swine flu.