Bird Flu Alarm

2006-03-02-Fifa says bird flu spread may damage World Cup

Understanding Avian Influenza

2006-03-02-Fifa says bird flu spread may damage World Cup

Germany has been gripped by bird flu panic, with pets ordered to be kept indoors, after the discovery of a dead cat contaminated with the disease. The head of world football also raised the possibility that the World Cup could be cancelled.

The German government ordered pet owners to keep cats indoors and walk dogs only on leads in all areas affected by bird flu yesterday, 24 hours after the discovery of the cat killed by the H5N1 virus.

Understanding Avian Influenza