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France orders poultry inside over bird flu

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Tuesday ordered chickens, geese and ducks farmed in more than one fifth of the country to be kept inside over concerns that migratory wildfowl could spread the deadly Asian strain of bird flu to the country.

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World not doing enough to fight bird flu - officials

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Fears of a bird flu pandemic among people has seriously hampered efforts to prevent the spread of an outbreak among birds because not enough money is being spent on prevention and surveillance, two leading food health officials said on Monday.

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Fourth bird flu victim in Indonesia, disease spreads

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia confirmed on Tuesday a fourth person in the country had succumbed to bird flu while China said hundreds of farm geese had died, the latest outbreak of a disease that seems to defy efforts to halt its spread.

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Mass panic a danger if flu pandemic starts - Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The global fight against a flu pandemic could be badly undermined if governments fail to prevent mass panic in the event of widespread fatalities, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin said on Tuesday.

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Bird flu spreads as 4th victim dies in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia confirmed on Tuesday that a fourth person in the country had died of bird flu, while China said hundreds of farm geese had succumbed to a fresh outbreak of a disease now also spreading quickly to Europe.

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Vietnam may ban blood pudding over bird flu - media

The state anti-bird flu committee discussed rules on poultry raising, slaughtering and trading on Monday, including a proposed ban on the sale of the traditional dish, made from the raw blood of ducks or geese, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan newspaper said.

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Fourth bird flu victim in Indonesia, disease spreads

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia confirmed on Tuesday a fourth person in the country had succumbed to bird flu while China said hundreds of farm geese had died, the latest outbreak of a disease that seems to defy efforts to halt its spread.

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INTERVIEW - New bird flu outbreak reported in

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported another outbreak of bird flu, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday, as fears grow across the world of a possible future pandemic.

Lifestyle

Tough act to replicate

The success of the milky stork captive breeding programme at Zoo Negara has yet to be replicated elsewhere. Though keen to share its milky storks for breeding purposes, past experience has made Zoo Negara wary of whom it gives the birds to. Here's why...

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China reports bird flu - U.N.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported a fresh outbreak of bird flu as fears grow across the world of an impending pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.