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WHO confirms additional cases in Indonesia

16 May 2007, Geneva - WHO can now confirm 15 additional cases, including 13 deaths of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza that occurred in Indonesia from the end of January 2007 up to the present and has updated its table of confirmed human cases accordingly.

World Bank supports avian influenza work in Uzbekistan

Young merchants03 May 2007, Washington DC – The Avian Influenza Advisory Board today approved a grant in the amount of US$2.96 million for Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response activities in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The grant was provided by the European Union through the Avian and Human Influenza Facility Trust Fund and will be administered by the World Bank.

Fewer bird flu outbreaks this year

Avian influenza still threatens people’s lives and economies

02 April 2007, Rome - Despite substantial progress in global efforts to bring the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus under control, the disease continues to spread to new countries and to new areas in some countries where containment has not been successful, FAO said today. The virus continues to threaten the lives of people living and working around poultry, while hurting farm incomes and reducing the availability of nutritious food.

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