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Global Infections and Human Cost

Here is a country-by-country breakdown of confirmed cases of avian flu in humans, as reported by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus strain has claimed victims all over the globe

The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus strain has claimed victims all over the globe

The list also shows countries that have confirmed cases in birds but not so far in humans.

The WHO identifies early 2003 as the starting point for the latest of three waves of the disease, the first of which began in Hong Kong in 1997.

As of Feb. 13, the WHO had clinical confirmation of 169 cases of bird flu in humans during the current wave, of whom 91 have been fatal.

The largest number of fatal cases have occurred in Vietnam, with 42 deaths.

Eighteen people have died of bird flu in Indonesia, 14 in Thailand, eight in China and four each in Cambodia and Turkey.

As of Feb. 17, Iraq counted one human death due to bird flu and India confirmed one case of human death.

Vietnam: First human case: Dec. 2004

Total human cases: 93, of which 42 fatal

Indonesia: First human case: July 2005

Total human cases: 25 cases, of which 18 fatal

Thailand: First human case: Sept. 2004

Total human cases: 22 cases, of which 14 fatal

China: First human case: Feb. 2003

Total human cases: 12 cases, of which eight fatal

Cambodia: First human case: Feb. 2005

Total human cases: four, all fatal

Turkey: First human case: Jan. 2006

Total human cases: 12, of which four fatal

Iraq: First human case: Jan. 2006

Total human cases: one, fatal

Other countries that have confirmed cases of the H5N1 avian flu virus in either wild or domestic birds, but no human cases to date (Source WHO):

South Korea: Dec. 2003, declared disease free Sept 2004

Japan: Jan. 2004, declared disease free July 2004

Laos: Jan. 2004, in poultry

Malaysia: Aug. 2004, declared disease free Jan. 2005

Russia: July 2005, in Siberian poultry

Kazakhstan: Aug. 2005, in poultry and migratory birds

Mongolia: Aug. 2005, migratory birds

Belgium: Oct. 2004, in two imported eagles

Taiwan: Oct. 2005, in a consignment of smuggled birds

Romania: Oct. 2005, in poultry

Britain: Oct. 2005, in an imported parrot

Croatia: Oct. 2005, in wild birds

Kuwait: Nov. 2005, in a migratory flamingo

Ukraine: Dec. 2005, in poultry

Nigeria: Feb. 8, 2006, in chickens; first outbreak in Africa

Azerbaijan: Feb. 9, in migratory birds

Bulgaria, Greece and Italy: Feb. 11, in swans

Slovenia: Feb. 12, in a swan

Austria, Germany and Iran: Feb. 14, in swans

Egypt: Feb. 16, in domestic poultry

France: Feb. 18, in wild duck

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