March 27, 2007
WHO Reaches Vaccine Deal with Developing Countries
The World Health Organization and 18 developing nations agreed
Tuesday to provide fair access to bird flu vaccines after solving
a problem with Indonesia over sharing virus samples.
January 16, 2007
Flu Resurfaces in Asia; Indonesia Death Toll Rises
Concerns over the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu surfaced again
across Asia Tuesday after scientists confirmed outbreaks among
birds in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, and a woman in Indonesia
July 27, 2006
Bird Flu Vaccine Appears More Effective in Drug Trials
A new vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline to combat the deadly
H5N1 strain of bird flu, has shown to be more effective than any
other version in clinical trials, the company announced Wednesday.
July 3, 2006
Race to Understand Bird Flu's Spread in Indonesia
After scares that an Indonesian family died from human-to-human
transmission of the bird flu, a team of United Nations veterinary
experts are working to set up a countrywide surveillance system
to monitor the disease's spread and train local people to participate.
May 24, 2006
Officials Investigate Possible Person-to-Person Spread of Bird
The World Health Organization launched an investigation Wednesday
into the deaths of six family members in Indonesia who may have
died as a result of human-to-human transmission of the bird flu.
May 3, 2006
Security Adviser Townsend Advises Common Sense Measures
President Bush's homeland security adviser Frances Townsend discusses
the updated bird flu plan that details how the United States should
react if the bird flu virus that has infected birds in 48 countries
and humans in nine reaches the United States.
March 21, 2006
Reports Five Human Deaths From Bird Flu
The World Health Organization confirmed seven human cases of the
H5N1 strain of the bird flu in Azerbaijan. Five of the victims
died, bringing the human death toll to 103 out of 184 recorded
cases since late 2003.
March 20, 2006
Warns Bird Flu Expected in U.S. This Year
Bush administration officials Monday said the likelihood of bird
flu arriving on U.S. shores this year is "increasingly likely"
but that its arrival does not increase the chances of a human
March 2, 2006
Track Bird Flu Outbreaks
Bird flu has spread to Bosnia, Niger, Georgia and France over
the last few weeks. Ray Suarez speaks with Canice Nolan, head
of Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs for the European Union
Delegation in Washington, D.C., and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director
of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, about
the status of bird flu in Europe and around the world.
February 13, 2006
Indonesia Report New Bird Flu Deaths
The World Health Organization confirmed new human cases and deaths
of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu in China and Indonesia following
the discovery of the deadly virus among birds in Greece, Italy
and Bulgaria over the weekend.
February 8, 2006
Reports First Case of Bird Flu in Africa
Animal health experts confirmed the first outbreak among poultry
of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus in Nigeria.
February 2, 2006
Gets First Case of Human Bird Flu
The World Health Organization confirmed Thursday that a teenager
who died on Jan. 17 in northern Iraq tested positive for the H5N1
bird flu virus, making the war-torn country the seventh to report
a human case of the deadly disease.
January 13, 2006
Finds Mutation in Bird Flu Virus; EU Pledges $100 Million in Aid
A British laboratory has found that two victims of Turkey's bird
flu outbreak died from a slightly mutated strain of the H5N1 virus,
raising fears the virus could start spreading more easily.
January 10, 2006
Human Cases of Bird Flu in Turkey, China, Japan
Turkish health authorities confirmed the 15th human case of the
H5N1 strain of bird flu and have said a third child in the same
family died from the virus, though the World Health Organization
has confirmed only two deaths and four cases.
January 6, 2006
Confirms Third Human Death From Bird Flu
Turkey announced Friday the third death from bird flu, the deadly
virus that experts say is still an animal disease but has proved
fatal in over 70 human cases. The three deaths in Turkey, all
children from the same family, mark the virus' first occurrence
in people outside Southeast Asia and China.
November 16, 2005
Confirms First Human Cases of Bird Flu
China's Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday its first human
cases of bird flu, heightening fears of a global flu pandemic
that could kill millions. Two of the three cases in China have
already killed those infected.
November 9, 2005
Experts Unveil Global Strategy to Tackle Bird Flu
International health experts met for three days ending Wednesday
in Geneva to hammer out a global strategy against bird flu, focusing
on controlling the spread of the H5N1 virus in animals as well
as preventing a possible human pandemic.
November 1, 2005
Bush Releases Flu Preparedness Plan
President Bush unveiled a flu response plan for the United States
amid concerns that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu that has infected
birds and on rare instances humans in Asia and Europe, will become
a worldwide pandemic.
and Human Services Pandemic Flu Plan
October 20, 2005
Assess Spread of Bird Flu
Following a report about the growing concerns in the international
community about the bird flu, two experts discuss the bird flu
threat, the possibility of transmission between humans and the
chances of the virus spreading from Southeast Asia to Europe or
October 5, 2005
Prepare for Avian Flu
Following a background report, two experts discuss the threat
posed by the avian flu and ways of preparing for it.
May 26, 2005
Experts Discuss Bird Flu Outbreak in China
The Chinese Health Ministry announced Thursday that no human cases
of the avian flu exists after investigators discovered 519 dead
geese last Saturday in China's Qinghai northwest province. Two
infectious disease experts discuss the outbreak with Ray Suarez.
April 7, 2005
Fights Bird Flu Threat
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television
looks at the impact of avian flu on Southeast Asia.
January 27, 2004
Joins Nations with Bird Flu
The spread of Asian bird flu to China brought the number of countries
reporting the virus up to 10 today. Margaret Warner discusses
the deadly virus and efforts to combat it with Dr. Julie Gerberding,
director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.