Tags : H5N1


Bird Flu Outbreak Detected in Western Belgium, Report Says

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The H5N5 bird flu has been found in the Menen municipality of Belgium’s province of West Flanders, Belgian media reported. According to the Sudinfo media outlet, all domestic birds at the farm hit by the outbreak will be culled. There is also a threat of the spread of the outbreak to neighbouring […]Read More


Sisaket on alert after reports of H7N9 and H5N1 avian

Si Sa Ket, 3 October 2013 (NNT) – Sisaket has advised all of its provincial units to be on alert for a possible outbreak of avian flu, both the H7N9 and the H5N1 types. During the meeting at the Sisaket provincial hall, deputy Governor Sanit Khoasa-ard said public health offices in the province’s 22 districts […]Read More


Public Health Ministry warns Thais of 17 monsoon diseases

BANGKOK, 3 June 2013 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry has expressed its concerns on people catching diseases during the wet season, while disclosing that nearly 900,000 people were found sick during the rainy season of 2012, with 764 fatalities. As Thailand has now entered the monsoon season, Dr. Pradit Sintavanarong, Minister of Public Health, […]Read More


No deadly bird flu virus from Vietnam found in Thailand

BANGKOK, Sept 8 – No deadly bird flu virus appearing in Vietnam were found in Thailand, as the country was on high alert to prevent bird flu outbreak, according to a Ministry of Public Health senior official. The Disease Control Department Director General Pornthep Siriwanarangsan said Thailand has applied continuously strict measures to monitor bird […]Read More


Thai Public Heath Ministry is vigilant as avian flu cases

BANGKOK, 1 March 2012 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health is becoming more vigilant as cases of avian flu which is transmitted among humans have been discovered in Thailand’s neighboring nations. President of Influenza Foundation and Chairman of the Ministry of Public Health Advisory Committee Professor Emeritus Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen said even though no […]Read More


Fear of Terrorists Keeps Man-made Avian Flu Under Wraps

In December, the U.S. government asked scientists working on a man-made version of the avian flu virus to withhold certain details of their studies out of concern terrorists might use the information to manufacture and spread the dangerous virus, causing a worldwide pandemic. At the time of the request by the U.S. National Science Advisory […]Read More


INDONESIA: Bird flu deaths raise red flags

JAKARTA, 26 January 2012 (IRIN) – Two recent deaths from bird flu in Indonesia highlight the need for continued vigilance against a possible resurgence of the deadly virus, an official and health expert warned. On 16 January, a five-year-old girl from northern Jakarta died after being tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. She […]Read More