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A seven-year-old girl was confirmed as Beijing's first human case of H7N9 bird flu on Saturday, local authorities said, as China's outbreak of the disease spread to the capital.
Developing a vaccine for the H7N9 strain of bird flu that has killed 10 people in eastern China could take "many months".
Residents of a Chinese city were ordered to cull all their poultry as authorities stepped up attempts to halt the spread of the deadly H7N9 bird flu.
China's deadly bird flu outbreak has dealt a "devastating" blow to the nation's poultry sector, an industry group said Tuesday, with sales reportedly plunging amid concerns over food safety.
There is no proof that the H7N9 bird flu virus is being transmitted between people in China, the World Health Organization said Monday, despite several members of a family falling ill in Shanghai.
Shanghai's live poultry markets were shut on Saturday after authorities banned trading in birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu, which has killed six people in China.
US health authorities said Thursday they are liaising with domestic and international partners to develop a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed five people in China.
Phnom Penh on Friday ordered urgent action to stem the "worrying" number of bird flu deaths in Cambodia, following a surge in the number of fatalities from the virus.
A man in southwestern China has died of bird flu, health authorities said Saturday, becoming the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year.
A three-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country's toll from the deadly virus to six so far this year.
Two Cambodian girls have died from bird flu, health authorities said Tuesday, raising the toll from the deadly infection in the kingdom to four so far this year.
Bangladesh's livestock authorities are slaughtering around 150,000 chickens at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka after the worst outbreak of avian flu in five years.
Mexico will start vaccinating some 10 million poultry Thursday against the highly contagious bird flu strain that has already led to the deaths of five million birds which either fell ill or were slaughtered.
The Mexican government declared a national animal health emergency on Monday in the face of an aggressive bird flu epidemic that has infected nearly 1.7 million poultry.