Bird Flu Monitor > World Bank warns but hope resurges in fight against avian flu
[Enflu] The World Bank has warned that South Asian countries including India and Pakistan are at a - high risk' of contracting the bird flu virus.
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[fluFactor] South Asias Bird Flu Conspiracy: But whatever the reason, the South Asian countries of India and Pakistan have got a number of people in positions of authority that are talking about a bird flu conspiracy. And according to these pundits, India or Pakistan (depending upon who is doing the talking) are the targets of this fowl plan.
[World Prout Assembly] Global Poultry Industry is the Root of the Bird... : BARCELONA, Spain, February 27, 2006 (ENS) - Small-scale poultry farming and wild birds are being unfairly blamed for the bird flu crisis now affecting large parts of the world, according to a new report from an international nongovernmental organization based in Barcelona. The report says initiatives are multiplying to ban outdoor poultry, squeeze out small producers and restock farms with genetically modified chickens.
[fluFactor] Bird Flu Hits Hungary: The Director of Hungarys National Animal Health Institute, Lajos Tekes said, On the basis of our results it is likely to be (the H5N1 virus), but we can announce it officially only after their (the WHO laboratory) results .which are likely to match ours."
[Kolkatabirds.com] Birds of Kolkata: Avian Influenza or Bird Flu and India: The instances in which highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses have been detected in migratory birds are likewise rare, and the role of these birds in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza remains poorly understood. The risk of infected birds arriving in India will depend on what proportion of birds have come into contact with the infection, the transmission rate of the virus and the likelihood that an infected individual could undertake a long-distance migration.
[Avianfluhelp.blogspot.com] Avian Flu Help (H5N1): At the time we noted that there was no WHO H5N1 Reference Lab or National Influenza Centers based in Jordan to conduct these tests, however, there were 3 WHO Collaborating Centers in the country where the test might have been carried out at one of them. According to the report by the WHO today, confirming that there was no Bird Flu in Iraq, Maria Cheng mentions that the information that they receieved on the Iraqi test samples were requested from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean office, based in Cairo, which was following up the case.
[Healthnewsblog.com] Health News Blog -- Bird Flu / Avian Flu H5N1: Another WHO expert, Dr Mike Ryan, director of epidemic and pandemic alert, said, "We truly feel that this present threat is likely to stretch our global systems to the point of collapse." H5N1 has continued to spread easily from country to country and scientists are sounding more alarmist with each new human case and with each discovery of the virus in a new country.
[Guardian.co.uk] Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Avian flu found in ...: Yi Guan, a virologist with the joint influenza research centre at the University of Hong Kong, said: "We have to take action right now. These are ideal conditions for the virus to spread and when September comes the birds will take the virus away.