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LONDON Zoo has shut down its bird enclosures amid fears they could catch a highly infectious strain of avian flu. The Sun (2016)The drug is known to be effective in the treatment of avian flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is no time to panic over avian flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He died of avian flu last year. The Sun (2008)There is no published research specifically into the effects of supplements on H5N1 avian flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It depends on whether you're talking about avian flu or pandemic flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The vaccines are being stockpiled against the possibility of an H5N1 avian flu pandemic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Italians appear to be the most concerned about catching the H5N1 avian flu strain from chicken. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Thirdly, public opinion should not be the only consideration on a matter as serious as avian flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)THE search was on yesterday for other birds in Britain with deadly avian flu. The Sun (2006)BIRD flu experts were last night discussing what new measures to take after the avian virus spread across Europe. The Sun (2006)It said: 'Some strains of avian influenza can pass to humans but this is very rare. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All over Indonesia the H5N1 strain of avian influenza was killing birds by the million. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fearing the spread of the nasty avian virus known as H5N1, it has stockpiled antiviral drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The conventional manufacturing process is lengthy and precarious, not least because it relies on fertilised eggs from hens that are themselves at risk from avian flu. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The country's first known case of avian flu in a human being affected a woman who died on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has been shown to offer protection against the H5N1 avian flu virus but its potency against a possible new, mutant strain is unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He will come over, fight his way through the rabbits and dogs and avian life, and sip ginger tea on her sofa and dispense advice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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