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  1. Flight of bird flu fancy

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer I was never a Boy Scout, but I do subscribe to their motto: 'Be prepared.' In the face of the threat of a possible bird flu pandemic, I suggest the general ... to the horror of my children, who had just spent a day at school being told clearly by their teachers about the dangers of bird flu. Staying away from our feathered friends appeared to have been high ...

  2. Human testing of bird flu vaccine poised to begin

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Experts fear without a quick solution, a pandemic could kill 100m worldwide Human testing will begin next month of a vaccine to prevent a bird flu pandemic that experts fear ... although he said there were no large influenza vaccine firms based in Asia. Dr Stohr said that given fears of how devastating a bird flu pandemic could be, getting a vaccine into commercial ...

  3. Fear of loss from culling leading to flu silence, says Asean leader

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Southeast Asian governments know what needs to be done to combat bird flu, but there is still a problem getting local officials and farmers to take the necessary action, ... with it immediately and at the end of the day, we are going to minimise harm and loss.' At least 62 people have died of bird flu in Asean member nations Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam since ...

  4. Strain spotter

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... been theories about southern China being the epicentre of global flu pandemics and that viruses are jumping from birds and animals to humans to mutate into dangerous, new strains. Since the 1997 bird flu outbreak in Hong Kong, his focus has been on warning that the virus could evolve into moving more easily between birds and people and had the potential to cause the next, ...

  5. Fear spreads its wings

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... With billions of wild birds beginning to migrate, world health authorities are preparing for a possible outbreak of bird flu. But some experts doubt they can spread the virus, writes Peter Kammerer Bird flu is on the wing and the world's health officials are battening down the hatches. As billions of wild birds in northern China and Russia begin flying south for winter, an eagle ...

  6. Past battles steel city for outbreak

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Leading bird flu expert Ken Shortridge is proud of Hong Kong's achievements in battling the virus and believes the city is well-prepared for the onslaught ... as 'wonderful'. 'Hong Kong has perhaps more experience on flu than anywhere else in how to deal with outbreaks at source,' he said. 'We've been through 1997, 2001, 2002 and we've ...

  7. One man's meat

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... what I determined to be staggering beef prices. Scares involving chemically tainted pork and seafood and bird flu have over time put paid to everyday mealtime encounters with pork, fish ...

  8. Unlikely champion

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to those poor Transparency International showings. Bird flu has been badly managed. Indonesian airlines have Asia's worst record. But as Indonesia expert Peter McCawley pointed out to me ...

  9. Strange and stranger

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... minister's office; in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be voted out in June; Indonesia's leader, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, will be handed another term in May's elections. Bird flu ...



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