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YEMEN: Polio cases rise in advance of vaccine drive

SANAA, 22 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The number of confirmed polio cases in Yemen has risen following the discovery of a fresh case in February, say health experts.Full report

EGYPT: Man recovers from bird flu as wave of foot-and-mouth is reported

CAIRO, 20 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Health ministry officials reported the gradual recovery of a farmer from Qaliubiya province, 40 kilometres north of Cairo, who was taken ill with the H5N1 avian virus on Thursday.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 65 for 10-16 March 2006

DUBAI, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Ship disaster compensation inadequate, say...Full report

EGYPT: First human bird flu death confirmed

CAIRO, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - After confirmation of Egypt’s first human death from the H5N1 avian virus, the government stepped up awareness drives aimed at preventing the further spread of the potentially deadly disease.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 64 for 3-9 March 2006

DUBAI, 9 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Migrant workers face abuse EGYPT: Activists condemn...Full report

IRAQ: Blood bank urges donations due to surge in violence

BAGHDAD, 6 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) in Baghdad has made an emergency appeal for blood donations following increased violence countrywide. Full report

EGYPT: Poultry reparations insufficient, say rights groups

CAIRO, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Rights groups in Egypt criticised a government strategy to compensate poultry farmers and sellers, hard hit by the H5N1 avian virus two weeks ago, for fowl destroyed in a recent prevention drive.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 63 for 24 February-2 March 2006

DUBAI, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENT: EGYPT: Poultry reparations insufficient, say rights groups IRAQ: Urgent action needed to head off civil war, says ICG IRAQ: Government defends use of curfew despite disruptions Full report

IRAQ: Another suspected human case of bird flu, WHO

BAGHDAD, 1 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is concerned about a suspected human case of the deadly H5N1 virus, known as bird flu, in Diyala governorate, some 65 km northeast of the capital. Full report

IRAQ: Farmers sceptical about compensation promises

SULAIMANIYAH, 23 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Farmers in northern Iraq are resisting the culling of poultry by health officials following an outbreak of the H5N1 virus, or avian flu, saying they want compensation before killing their birds.Full report


Year in Brief and Review on Health

IRAQ: Year in Brief 2005 - Chronology of humanitarian events

IRIN Focuses & Interviews on Health

LEBANON: Resurgence in landmine injuries, fatalities

MIDDLE EAST: Interview with Middle East water expert

IRAQ: Children of mixed marriages protest official discrimination

LEBANON: Leprosy still a problem

YEMEN: Despite progress, malaria remains a serious threat


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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