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Bird flu planning summit opens in Beijing

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A summit of international leaders and bankers convened in Beijing Tuesday to plan funding of a $1.5 billion battle against the spread of avian flu.

Vietnam flu death highlights WHO warning

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- On the heels of a World Health Organization warning that a bird flu pandemic is a certainty, Vietnam confirmed its 42nd human death Tuesday.

Report: Bird flu vaccine is not enough

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.N. health officials say, despite the success of a human vaccine against avian influenza, the risk of a global bird flu pandemic remains high.

5 new SARS deaths in China

BEIJING, May 11 (UPI) -- At least nine more people died Sunday from severe acute respiratory syndrome in Asia, though China reported 69 new cases, the lowest one-day increase in weeks.

Taiwan bars SARS hot spot visitors

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 27 (UPI) -- Taiwan Sunday said it would bar visitors from China, Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore to prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome, amid other regi

SARS: New Canada cluster, record HK toll

Canada reported a new cluster of about 12 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome on Saturday in greater Toronto and one new death. Hong Kong, meanwhile, had 12 new SARS deaths -- the highest one-day toll yet -- and doctors said new patients were provi
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