Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Health News Headlines

WHO warns over complacency on bird flu
by Park Chan-Kyong Mon Sep 10, 3:53 AM ET
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AFP) - The World Health Organisation warned Monday against complacency in the fight against bird flu, saying another human influenza pandemic is inevitable sooner or later.

Indonesia reports 85th bird flu death
Thu Sep 6, 2:31 PM ET
JAKARTA (AFP) - A 33-year-old Indonesian man from Sumatra island died of bird flu on Thursday, bringing the death toll in the world's worst-affected nation to 85 and the global toll to 200, health officials said.

Russia finds H5N1 bird flu virus at chicken farm
Tue Sep 4, 12:09 PM ET
MOSCOW (AFP) - A strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus that is dangerous for humans has surfaced at chicken farm in southern Russia, the veterinary service said on Tuesday.

U.S. not ready for bird flu, other disasters: reports
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Mon Sep 10, 5:18 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An incident in which a tuberculosis-infected man walked past U.S. border controls in May shows how poorly the country is defended against importing infectious diseases, according to a report released on Monday.

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