Monday, May 16th, 2005
More bad news from The Guardian
Bird flu has ravaged poultry farms across 10 Asian countries since late 2003. It has also jumped to humans, but nowhere has suffered as badly as Vietnam, where 36 of the 51 confirmed human fatalities have occurred. As well as transforming medical practices, challenging traditional methods of farming and rewriting countless restaurant menus, the H5N1 virus has ravaged the rural economy.