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NEWS: UN warns that bird flu crisis is far from over

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posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 03:21 PM
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UN has warned that the bird flu in Aisa is far from over. Thailand is battling the bird flu while China and Japan report new cases. Altogether the bird flu killed 20 people and is now in 10 Aisa countries. China has reported two new outbreaks and Japan reported one while trying last week to declare itself free of the flu. Also the bird flu has now spread to US where in Pennsylvania the third state to find weaker strain among chicken flocks.
 

www.goasiapacific.com

United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says despite a regional cull of more than 80 million poultry, the crisis is far from being resolved and that it was dangerous to set timelines.



[Edited on 17-2-2004 by SkepticOverlord]




posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:03 PM
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There's also been another case of H5N1 confirmed in Vietnam, bringing the total of infected to 21, with 14 dead.

Another Confirmed Infection in Vietnam

Also, the Chinese government is warning farmers to be on the look out for fake bird flu vaccines for their poultry, which could in the end harm the birds due to the components of the vaccine (too many pathogens, for example) , or do nothing at all to protect them (Due to a lower than standard pathogen count).

Fake Bird Flu Vaccines



posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 05:46 PM
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The death count has risen to 22...

BIRD FLU CLAIMS TWO MORE LIVES



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