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How bird flu has spread

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:15:24 GMT

See the location of bird and human cases of the H5N1 virus - and watch the spread of the disease over time.

Father 'caught bird flu from son'

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 08:02:37 GMT

Tests show a Chinese man probably contracted bird flu from his son - renewing fears about the risk to humans.

Birds culled after flu outbreak

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:46:50 GMT

Thousands of birds are being slaughtered after a new case of bird flu is found in Suffolk.

Bird flu discovered in mute swans

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:56:38 GMT

Three mute swans in Dorset have been found dead after contracting the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Latest blow in year of outbreaks

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:17:35 GMT

Why the return of bird flu to the UK is a huge blow to farmers, still feeling the pinch after bluetongue and foot-and-mouth outbreaks.

Birds face cull as flu detected

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 07:50:18 GMT

An exclusion zone is in place and 6,500 birds face slaughter after a new case of bird flu is found in Suffolk.

Bird flu vaccine production boost

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 23:09:23 GMT

Researchers discover how to stretch out bird vaccine stocks so more people can be immunised in a pandemic.

UK advice for travellers

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 13:50:14 GMT

Advice for Britons travelling to countries affected by bird flu is published.

Why bird flu has been kept at bay

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:14:21 GMT

Scientists say why the impact of bird flu on humans has been limited so far.

Bird flu: Is it still a threat?

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:39:48 GMT

Bird flu was constantly in the headlines - but where are we now?

Bird flu fears focus on Indonesia

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 05:41:22 GMT

Indonesia has now overtaken Vietnam as the nation worst affected by bird flu, and global concerns are shifting towards the country's growing problem.

China rethinks bird flu history

Tue, 08 Aug 2006 07:11:56 GMT

China reveals its first human bird flu death came two years earlier than reported.

How did virus make it to the UK?

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 17:54:58 GMT

Bird migration experts say that it is not clear how the H5N1 virus arrived in the UK.

Wild bird role in flu 'unclear'

Wed, 31 May 2006 10:04:53 GMT

Scientists are still unsure of the role wild birds play in spreading bird flu.

Bird flu experts' wildfowl watch

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 12:18:59 GMT

Details of the 10 species of wildfowl identified by experts as the most likely possible importers of bird flu to the UK.

Cat bird flu risks 'overlooked'

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 00:36:59 GMT

Extra precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of bird flu to cats - and then to humans, scientists warn.

Eyewitness: Surviving bird flu

Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:56:28 GMT

The Vietnamese man who survived the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu, after it killed his brother.

Timeline: Bird flu in the UK

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:30:28 GMT

A date-by-date guide to how bird flu has affected the UK.

UN/WHO advice for flu-hit areas

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 18:16:31 GMT

Two UN agencies leading the fight against the spread of bird flu tell owners to keep their pets indoors.

Q&A: The Hungary link

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:44:03 GMT

Virus expert Prof John Oxford explains how bird flu may have spread from Hungary.

Britain's bird flu preparations

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:16:11 GMT

What measures has the UK taken to deal with bird flu and the threat the virus might mutate and cause a human pandemic?

At a glance: UK pandemic plans

Wed, 19 Oct 2005 15:04:24 GMT

Updated details of how the UK would cope with a possible flu pandemic have been published by the government.

No signs of panic over poultry

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 14:34:55 GMT

Despite industry fears of a collapse in poultry sales, sales of chicken and turkey are normal at one West London market.

Bird flu's 'risk to biodiversity'

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:46:54 GMT

The spread of bird flu poses serious risks to endangered species in many Asian countries, say scientists.

Turkey bird flu region still wary

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 19:51:31 GMT

Villagers in the Dogubeyazit region of Turkey - the heart of January's bird flu outbreak - are taking measures to prevent its return.

Germany's fight against bird flu

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:29:51 GMT

The alarm caused by the discovery of a dead swan with bird flu in Britain is a direct echo of what happened in Germany when its first case was detected two months ago, writes the BBC's Ray Furlong.

Poultry industry holds its breath

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:52:02 GMT

Bird flu poses a significant potential economic threat to the UK's poultry industry but farmers are refusing to panic.

Life in Scotland's at-risk zone

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:51:02 GMT

Organic farmer Ian Miller says customers are continuing to buy free-range produce despite restrictions.

Bird flu lessons from Vietnam

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 13:30:16 GMT

As poultry farms in Europe face bird flu for the first time, Vietnamese farmers are only too familiar with the disease, writes Kate McGeown.

Experts call for better flu plans

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 20:19:37 GMT

Scientists say the government is failing to take advantage of scientific developments in the fight to prevent a flu pandemic.

Scientists reveal how H5N1 kills

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 06:44:03 GMT

Scientists find a potential reason to explain why the H5N1 strain of bird flu is so deadly for people.

Bird flu vaccine '10 years away'

Fri, 30 Jun 2006 14:27:11 GMT

Some experts meeting at a bird flu conference in Paris believe an effective vaccine against a human form of the virus could still be many years away.

'I am testing new bird flu jab'

Wed, 24 May 2006 21:19:22 GMT

BBC news medical correspondent Fergus Walsh signs up as a volunteer to test a new vaccine for bird flu.

Human trials for bird flu vaccine

Fri, 31 Mar 2006 11:01:38 GMT

Human trials of an experimental vaccine against the H5N1 bird flu virus have begun in Belgium.

Fighting flu - outwitting a virus

Wed, 19 Oct 2005 18:12:33 GMT

H5N1 is not the only flu scientists have had to try to outwit in the past 100 years.

Are we prepared for bird flu?

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:26:43 GMT

Experts say it is no longer a question of if but when a pandemic of bird flu hits, so are we ready for it?