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Compound identified that may fight bird flu

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:51:17 GMT

Scientists in Hong Kong and the U.S. have identified a synthetic compound which appears to be able to stop the replication of influenza viruses, including the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Egyptian woman contracts bird flu

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:31:33 GMT

A 33-year-old Egyptian woman has contracted the highly pathogenic bird flu virus, the fourth case this month, Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

Bird flu found on Kentucky poultry farm

Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:03:47 GMT

State and federal authorities are investigating an outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm in western Kentucky.

Vietnamese woman infected with bird flu

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 18:03:56 GMT

A 23-year-old Vietnamese woman has been infected with bird flu and is in serious condition, the World Health Organization said.

Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu case this year

Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:36:03 GMT

A melee broke out in northern Vietnam when more than 100 villagers prevented authorities from destroying chickens to stop the spread of bird flu, officials said.

3 Hong Kong birds test positive for bird flu

Wed, 4 Feb 2009 18:50:32 GMT

Three of the 21 dead birds that recently washed up on Hong Kong's shores tested positive for the deadly strain of bird flu, the government said Wednesday.

No signs Canada bird flu outbreak has spread

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:13:08 GMT

There is no sign an outbreak of bird flu in Canada has spread beyond the turkey farm near Vancouver where the disease was discovered last week but testing continues, officials said.

China warns of 'grim' fight against bird flu

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:46:21 GMT

China faces a grim situation in preventing and controlling human cases of bird flu, the health minister said after announcing four infections and three deaths.

China reports second bird flu death

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:40:32 GMT

The Chinese Health Ministry says a second person has died from bird flu in China this year.

Beijing woman dies from bird flu, China says

Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:46:39 GMT

(image) A Chinese woman has died from bird flu in a Beijing hospital, the government reported , but the World Health Organization said the case did not signal a new public health threat.

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Bird flu confirmed in eastern India

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 01:46:36 GMT

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in samples taken from dead chickens in eastern India.

Hong Kong on high alert after bird flu outbreak

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:00:20 GMT

A World Health Organization official urged Asian governments not to let down their guard against bird flu, saying a new outbreak in Hong Kong shows the disease still poses a threat.

Hong Kong reports bird flu outbreak

Tue, 9 Dec 2008 17:02:15 GMT

(image) Three dead chickens tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong, prompting the city to suspend poultry imports for 21 days and begin slaughtering 80,000 birds, an official said Tuesday.

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Risk of bird flu pandemic great despite efforts

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 20:52:07 GMT

International efforts have pushed back the spread of bird flu this year, but the risk of a global influenza pandemic killing millions is as great as ever, the United Nations reported.