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World 09 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Death toll from bird flu hits 70 as Thai boy dies

BANGKOK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Thai boy has become the 70th person to die of bird flu, authorities said on Friday, as reports warned a flu pandemic could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars as well as millions of lives.

World 09 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Expert says China hiding bird flu, WHO disagrees

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Hong Kong virologist told a Canadian newspaper on Friday that Chinese officials had concealed bird flu outbreaks in several provinces but the World Health Organization said it had no evidence to suggest this was the case.

World 30 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 29 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 22 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

Community 12 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.

World 01 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

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.