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Health > Cold-Flu
Health workers have killed more than 23,000 chickens and ducks in southeast Nepal after authorities detected the country's first known instance of bird flu, officials said Friday.
China has started a daily bird flu reporting system for poultry and human cases after four people were infected with the H5N1 virus this month, three fatally, the Health Ministry said Thursday.
Two Indonesians living close to the capital Jakarta have died of bird flu, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the country's death toll from the disease to 115.
China's Health Ministry said Wednesday there was no evidence of a large-scale outbreak of bird flu even though the country has reported four cases this month, three of which were fatal.
A 16-year-old boy infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus has died in central China, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday, the country's third fatality from the disease this month.
Taiwan's Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised travelers heading for China yesterday to take precautions after reports of an outbreak of avian influenza in humans in China's Shandong and Shanxi provinces over the past two days.
A woman in eastern China has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Health Ministry said, the second death from the virus this year as the country's biggest festive season approaches and contact with poultry increases.
Nepal's government has detected bird flu in chickens near the border with India and ordered thousands of poultry slaughtered, an official said Friday, marking the first known instance of the virus in this Himalayan nation.
Animal health officials in Vietnam detected the bird flu virus in chickens smuggled from neighboring China, highlighting the danger of outbreaks as the Lunar New Year approaches, an official said Tuesday.
China does not have evidence to suggest that the bird flu virus has mutated into a form which can be spread by humans, the Health Ministry said on Monday, after a woman died last week in Beijing.
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