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    This thread can also be found here:
    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12952

    NOTE: UPDATED BELOW - POST #6.

    Indonesia

    Bird flu in Indonesian is 'flu burung'. For (interesting) machine-translations, there's www.toggletext.com [remember that toggletext likes to reverse genders for some reason -- every time it says he/his you should read she/hers and vice versa]. Another Indo-English machine-translator can be found here: http://www.kamus-online.com/index.php?lang=en

    The Indonesian Department of Health's website is here -- it often has bf reports as well as info on other disease outbreaks:
    http://www.depkes.go.id/

    Their English site is here:
    http://www.depkes.go.id/en/index_en.htm

    Their bf site is here:
    http://www.depkes.go.id/index.php?op...icle&artid=214


    When searching for bf news in Indonesian, I often start with a search at alltheweb.com's news search (make sure to select for results in any language):
    http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=news&c...&_sb_lang=pref

    I also check the following Indonesian news sources:

    Media Indonesia Online:
    http://www.mediaindo.co.id
    *There's a search box in the lower left-hand corner where I search the 'Aktual' for 'burung' (I skip 'flu' 'cause with burung alone, I sometimes pick up stories just about dying birds, not just obvious H5N1 stories).

    MetroTVNews.com:
    http://www.metrotvnews.com
    *Again, there's a search box in the left column.

    Liputan6.com:
    http://www.liputan6.com
    *Search box center-left.

    Pikiran Rakyat (newspaper from Bandung):
    http://www.pikiran-rakyat.com/cetak/
    *There's no search function (at least none that I've found!) -- so, I do a 'Find (on this page)' search [for you Internet Explorer users] for 'burung'. I search the first 4 sections of the paper in the left-hand column: Utama, Bandung Raya, Jawa Barat and Dalam Negeri.

    Harian Analisa online (news from Sumatra):
    http://analisadaily.com
    *Again, no search function. I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections: Berita Utama, Kota Medan, Sumatra Utara and Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam.

    Waspada online (news from Sumatra):
    http://www.waspada.co.id
    *No search function. I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections under Berita in the left-hand column: Headlines, Medan, Sumat and Aceh.

    There are many more Indonesian news sources listed here by region, although not all of the links work:
    http://www.indopubs.com/panel2.html
    Last edited by Theresa42; November 30th, 2006, 12:49 AM.
    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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    Egypt

    NOTE: UPDATED BELOW - POSTS #8 & #39.

    Egypt

    Bird flu in Arabic is انفلونزا الطيور (don't ask me how to pronounce it! -- although, if anybody out there knows I'd love to know!). I don't always pick up bf stories when I search for these words as written -- there must be variations in how bf is written in Arabic, but I haven't spent the time to figure those out. Edit: Here's one variation: بأنفلونزا الطيور ["by the bird flu"] (Arabic).

    For (very interesting) machine-translations, there's http://translate.sakhr.com/sakhr/elogin_ET.asp -- it's a free site, but it has its limits. For one thing, you can only translate approx. one to two sentences at a time -- so it's a bit of work to get a whole article done.

    Edit: There's a beta Arabic-English translator on Google. Haven't used it yet, but it looks promising!
    http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

    The Egyptian government's bird flu website is here:
    http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/ahtml/aindex.htm

    Their English site is here:
    http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/html/index.htm


    When searching for bf news in Arabic, I often start with a search at alltheweb.com's news search (make sure to select for results in any language):
    http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=news&c...&_sb_lang=pref

    Of course, then you'll get results from news sources all over the Middle East, not just Egypt.

    There are several Egyptian newspapers and news sites online, but the one that has consistently had the most bf news is Al Wafd:
    http://www.alwafd.org/front/index.php

    The BBC describes Al Wafd as an 'opposition' paper and, as the voice of the Al-Wafd party which certainly does not support the current government, the paper does put something of a sensationalist spin on the bf news:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...les/737642.stm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Wafd

    There is no search function on the site, so I do a 'Find (on this page)' search [for you Internet Explorer users] for انفلونزا الطيور on the first, third and fourth pages as selected using the buttons in the right-hand column -- these correspond to the front page, the local page and a page called Mohafazat.

    Again, you might not pick up on all the bf stories using انفلونزا الطيور, so at the height of the bf outbreak I was checking all the headlines on those three pages. Nowadays, after an initial 'Find' search, I look for something that looks like a bf story -- if there are chickens in a photo, for instance -- or if there's a picture of the Health Minister (!) -- and here he is: http://www.alwafd.org/front/detail.p...7222&cat=local


    The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) also had quite a few, detailed reports on human bf cases in Egypt -- particularly on their Arabic pages:
    http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/default.aspx?Language=ar

    There's a search page here:
    http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/newsSearch.aspx?Language=ar

    But, I also did a lot of 'Find' searches to dig up bf articles.

    (Hint: if you mouse-over the buttons/links on the Arabic pages, you can often figure out what they are/where they lead to by what the URL is.)
    Last edited by Theresa42; February 5th, 2007, 12:28 AM.
    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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      Re: International bird flu news searches

      Theresa, you're amazing!!!

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        Re: International bird flu news searches

        This URL was posted here a while back, I don't remember the original thread. However, it's a great world "snap-shot" of current events in the news relating to bird flu (other news categories can be selected from the navigation on the left).

        News Now: Bird Flu

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          Re: International bird flu news searches

          Some news search quick links using "Bird Flu" search query that are sorted by date:

          Google: Bird Flu

          Yahoo: Bird Flu
          (News and Blogs)

          QKSearch: Bird Flu

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          • #6
            Update on the Indonesian bf news sources list...

            NOTE: UPDATED BELOW - POST #20.

            Indonesian news sources

            HUGE thanks to BlueJay, LaidbackAl, Dutchy, Commonground, Dr. Niman and others who discovered most -- if not all! -- of the Indonesian news sources listed below.

            Bird flu in Indonesian is 'flu burung'. For (interesting) machine-translations, there's www.toggletext.com

            Note: Remember that toggletext likes to reverse the genders of pronouns for some reason -- every time it says he/his you should read she/hers and vice versa. Also, sometimes toggletext doesn't like quotation marks [ '' '' ] or other 'weird' punctuation (like bullet points). You'll get a message back saying "object." If you get the "object" message, you'll have to take out the offending punctuation symbols by hand.

            A good Indo-English dictionary can be found here: http://www.kamus-online.com/index.php?lang=en


            Some bf-related words in Indonesian to look for (especially in headlines) when searching for articles:

            flu burung = bird flu (some news sources -- JawaPos for instance -- often write 'AI' for avian influenza instead of flu burung)
            ayam = chicken
            unggas = poultry
            angsa = goose (or swan?)
            kasus = the case or cases (can be a case of anything, though, if in a headline -- often 'kasus korupsi' are in the news)
            tertular = contaminated (i.e. infected)
            meninggal = died
            antarmanusia = human to human
            kondisi = condition
            pasien = pasient

            After translation...
            nonpedigreed chicken = domestic chicken (non-wild)
            1.000 tails =1,000 or one thousand birds


            The Indonesian Department of Health's website is here -- it often has bf reports as well as info on other disease outbreaks:
            http://www.depkes.go.id/

            Their English site is here:
            http://www.depkes.go.id/en/index_en.htm

            Their bf site is here:
            http://www.depkes.go.id/index.php?op...icle&artid=214


            When searching for bf news in Indonesian, I often start with a search at alltheweb.com's news search (make sure to select for results in any language):
            http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=news&c...&_sb_lang=pref


            Indonesian news sources by region:

            - NATIONAL -

            Media Indonesia Online:
            http://www.mediaindo.co.id
            *Search box in center of page where I search the 'Edisi Aktual' for 'burung' (I skip 'flu' 'cause with burung alone, I sometimes pick up stories just about dying birds, not just obvious H5N1 stories).

            MetroTVNews.com:
            http://www.metrotvnews.com
            *Search box in the left column.

            Liputan6.com:
            http://www.liputan6.com
            *Search box center-left.

            Tempo [Time] Interaktif:
            http://www.tempointeraktif.com/
            *Search box, top left.

            Also: http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/se...tsearch=burung

            Kompas:
            Headlines: http://www.kompas.co.id/kompas-cetak

            Also, I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections under Rubrik in the left-hand column [the sections vary day-by-day -- you might not always see them there]: Jawa Barat (West), Jawa Tengah (Central), Jawa Timur (East), Metropolitan (Jakarta), Nusantar (the Archipelago, Sumatera Bagian Selatan (South Sumatra), Sumatera Bagian Utara (North Sumatra) and Yogyakarta.

            Note: There is a Search box in the upper-right on the Headlines page, but it doesn't return the news stories in any sort of useful order.

            Republika Online:
            http://www.republika.co.id
            *Search [Cari] box, center of page.

            Elshinta.com:
            http://www.elshinta.com/
            *Search [Cari Artikel] box, upper right.

            Antara News:
            http://www.antara.co.id
            *Search box left-hand column. (Results not in chronological order.)

            Indosiar.com:
            http://news.indosiar.com/
            *Search news box, right-hand column.


            - SUMATRA -

            Harian Analisa online:
            http://analisadaily.com
            *No search function. I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections under Rubrik Berita in the left-hand column: Berita Utama, Kota Medan, Sumatra Utara and Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam.

            Waspada online:
            http://www.waspada.co.id
            *No search function. I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections under Berita in the left-hand column: Headlines, Medan, Sumat and Aceh.

            Sinar Indonesia Baru:
            http://www.hariansib.com
            *Search box, upper left-hand corner.

            Sumatera Ekspres:
            http://www.sumeks.co.id
            *Search [Cari] box, upper right-hand corner.

            Lampung Post:
            http://www.lampungpost.com/cetak/main.php
            *Search [Cari Berita] box, bottom of left column.


            - JAVA -

            Jawa Pos:
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=cetak&id=28
            *I also do a 'Find' search for 'burung' and 'AI' (Jawa Pos often writes AI instead of flu burung) on the following pages:

            Radar Bojonegoro (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=87

            Radar Banyuwangi (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=104

            Radar Bromo (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=40

            Radar Gresik (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=89

            Radar Jember (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=91

            Radar Jogya (Yogyakarta):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=85

            Radar Kediri (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=61

            Radar Madiun (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=76

            Radar Madura (island off Northeast Java near Surabaya):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=106

            Radar Malang (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=88

            Radar Mojokerto (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=109

            Radar Semarang (Central Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=111

            Radar Sidoarjo (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=90

            Radar Solo, aka Surakarta (Central Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=108

            Radar Tulungagung (East Java):
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=115

            Pikiran Rakyat (newspaper from Bandung):
            http://www.pikiran-rakyat.com/cetak/
            *There's no search function (at least none that I've found!) -- so, I do a 'Find (on this page)' search [for you Internet Explorer users] for 'burung'. I search the first 4 sections of the paper in the left-hand column: Utama, Bandung Raya, Jawa Barat and Dalam Negeri.

            GalaMedia (lots of news from Bandung):
            http://www.klik-galamedia.com
            *I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections under Kolom in the left-hand column: Berita Utama, Tatar Bandung and Daerah (The Area).

            Suara Merdeka:
            http://suaramerdeka.com/harian/
            *I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' in these sections the left-hand column: Berita Utama, Semarang, Sala, Pantura, Muria, Kedu & DIY, and Banyumas.


            - BALI -

            Bali Post Online:
            http://www.balipost.co.id
            *I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' under the 'Bali' section (link in left-hand column).

            Jawa Pos - Radar Bali:
            http://www.jawapos.co.id/index.php?act=radar&id=94


            - SULAWESI -

            Tribun Timur:
            http://www.tribun-timur.com
            *Search [Cari] box under top banner.

            Harian Komentar:
            http://www.hariankomentar.com
            **I do a 'Find' search for 'burung' under the following sections under 'Berita Mimbar' (link in upper left-hand column):

            Under 'Berita Daerah' in left-hand column, the following sections correspond to various regions of Sulawesi -- Minahasa Induk, Minahasa Selatan, Tomohon, Bitung, Sanger dan Talaud and Bolmong.

            Note: The articles in Harian Komentar are full of hyphens (-) for some reason which can screw up toggletext. I cut-&-paste the Indo article into Notepad and 'Replace All' hyphen with blank spaces.

            Radar Sulteng [Radar Sulawesi Tengah (Central) Online]:
            http://www.radarsulteng.com
            *Search [Pencarian Berita] box, upper left.

            Fajar Online:
            http://www.fajar.co.id

            Metro Makassar section with Search box in upper left:
            http://www.fajar.co.id/catalog.php?catalogid=7


            There are many more Indonesian news sources listed here by region, although not all of the links work:
            http://www.indopubs.com/panel2.html

            What have I forgotten/missed...?
            Last edited by Theresa42; October 25th, 2006, 10:13 PM.
            ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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              Re: International bird flu news searches

              Theresa42:

              I've always wondered.....what do you do with all your spare time?

              .
              "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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              • #8
                Update on the Egyptian bird flu news sources list...

                NOTE: UPDATED BELOW - POST #27.

                Egyptian news sources

                Bird flu in Arabic is انفلونزا الطيور. I don't always pick up bf stories when I search for these words as written -- there must be variations in how bf is written in Arabic. The only one I figured out is بأنفلونزا الطيور = 'by the bird flu.'

                Google now has a beta Arabic-English machine-translator which works pretty well -- it's a bit rough, but very quick and easy:
                http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

                For better machine-translations, there's http://translate.sakhr.com/sakhr/elogin_ET.asp -- it's a free site, but it has its limits. For one thing, you can only translate approx. one to two sentences at a time -- so it's a bit of work to get a whole article done.


                The Egyptian government's bird flu website is here [they don't update on weekends]:
                http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/ahtml/aindex.htm

                Their English site is here:
                http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/html/index.htm


                When searching for bf news in Arabic, I often start with a search at alltheweb.com's news search (make sure to select for results in any language):
                http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=news&c...&_sb_lang=pref

                Of course, then you'll get results from news sources all over the Middle East, not just Egypt.


                There are several Egyptian newspapers and news sites online, but the one that has consistently had the most bf news is Al Wafd:
                http://www.alwafd.org/front/index.php

                The BBC describes Al Wafd as an 'opposition' paper and, as the voice of the Al-Wafd party which certainly does not support the current government, the paper does put something of a sensationalist spin on the bf news:
                http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...les/737642.stm
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Wafd


                There is now a search function on the site in the left-hand column. You can search for انفلونزا الطيور there in several sections of the paper -- I don't know what they all are -- one of these days when I get a chance I'll investigate.

                Each day, I usually do a 'Find (on this page)' search [for you Internet Explorer users] for انفلونزا الطيور on the first, third and fourth pages as selected using the buttons in the right-hand column -- these correspond to the front page, the local page and a page called Mohafazat.

                Again, you might not pick up on all the bf stories using انفلونزا الطيور, so at the height of the bf outbreak in Egypt I was translating all the headlines on those three pages -- although now with the Google machine-translator you can just translate whole pages by pasting in the URLs into the Google translator.

                Another good way to spot a bf story is to look for something that looks like it might be related to bf -- if there are chickens in a photo, for instance -- or if there's a picture of the Health Minister (!) -- and here's what he looks like: http://www.alwafd.org/front/detail.p...7222&cat=local


                The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) also had quite a few, detailed reports on human bf cases in Egypt -- particularly on their Arabic pages:
                http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/default.aspx?Language=ar

                There's a search page here:
                http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/newsSearch.aspx?Language=ar

                But, I also did a lot of 'Find' searches on their website to dig up bf articles.

                (Hint: if you mouse-over the buttons/links on the Arabic pages, you can often figure out what they are and where they lead to by what the URL is.)
                Last edited by Theresa42; November 8th, 2006, 11:28 PM.
                ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                  Re: International bird flu news searches

                  Originally posted by AlaskaDenise
                  Theresa42:

                  I've always wondered.....what do you do with all your spare time?

                  .
                  I really do need to get out more, don't I? :p Get a(nother) hobby maybe....
                  ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                    Re: International bird flu news searches

                    Theresa42 These lists are fantastic, Thank You!

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                      Turkish news sources

                      Hopefully we won't need this, but just in case ... bird flu in Turkish is kuş gribi (in Azeri it's quş qripi).

                      The Turkish news sites that had the most news (as far as I recall) during the outbreak early this year were:

                      Haber 7:
                      http://www.haber7.com/

                      Haber Turk:
                      http://www.haberturk.com/2006/10/03/

                      Hurriyet:
                      http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/anasayfa/
                      http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/sondakika/

                      Milliyet:
                      http://www.milliyet.com.tr/

                      Zaman Online:
                      http://www.zaman.com.tr/


                      Other sites that also had some bf news were:

                      Bursa Hakimiyet:
                      http://www.bursahakimiyet.com.tr/in.php?is=giris

                      Evrensel:
                      http://www.evrensel.net/

                      Gunes:
                      http://www.gunes.com/#null

                      Haber Ekspres:
                      http://www.haberekspres.com.tr/2006/01/08/index.php

                      Kent Online:
                      http://www.kentgazetesi.com/

                      Kocaeli:
                      http://www.kocaeligazetesi.com.tr/

                      Malatya Haber:
                      http://www.malatyahaber.com

                      Turkiye Gazetesi:
                      http://www.turkiyegazetesi.com/

                      There were probably others, but January was a long time ago now....


                      I never did find a good, online Turkish-English machine-translator. There is this one...

                      http://www.tranexp.com:2000/Translate/result.shtml

                      ...but it doesn't seem to work very well.

                      So, if you want something translated from Turkish, ask zkurmus or oric!!


                      Alternatively, if you enjoy punishment, you can try word-by-word translating using this really good online Turkish-English dictionary:

                      http://www.turkishdictionary.net/


                      The thing is, Turkish apparently has roughly a gazillion suffixes that get added to words to alter their meanings...

                      http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk/moresuffixes.htm

                      ...which sounds really cool but is a real pain if you're trying to find out the meanings of words of a language you don't know at all using only a dictionary.

                      Example of how Turkish suffixes work:

                      kedinin = of the cat, the cat's
                      kedilerinin = of their cat, their cat's
                      kedisinin = of his cat, his cat's
                      kedisi = his cat
                      kediyle = with the cat
                      kedisiyle = with his cat

                      ...and so on....

                      So, the basic rule when trying to look up Turkish words, then, is -- because of all the suffixes -- if one word kinda looks like another word except for a couple different letters at the end, it probably means kinda the same thing. (If I couldn't find a particular word in the dictionary, I would start knocking off a few letters from the end of it to see if I could at least find out what the root meant.)


                      To save time and prevent myself from getting too many headaches, I made a short "cheat sheet" of words so I didn't have to look them up again and again. You'd be amazed at how much bf news you can glean with just this small handful of words! (Note: These aren't the root words -- I've probably got all sorts of suffixes included here.):

                      acil servis = emergency room
                      ailesinden = family
                      almayi = take
                      ardindan = following
                      atesim = fever

                      belirlenmedi = become definite
                      bilgiye = information
                      bilinmeyen = unknown
                      bir = one
                      birinin = one of them
                      bu = this
                      bugün = today
                      burada = this place

                      çocugunda = children

                      daha = more, in addition
                      de/da = too, also, and, both
                      dogrulanmak = confirmed

                      edilmek = to be done

                      gelen = arriving
                      genelinde = general/common(?)
                      getirilen = brought from, brought to
                      gönderildi = sent off
                      gören = right for
                      güvenlik = security

                      hastalarin = patient
                      hastaneye = hospital
                      hersey = everything

                      ihtimaline = probably/likely
                      ilçesinde = district
                      ise = if/as for
                      iste - Here!/See!

                      kan = blood
                      kesin = definite
                      kisiden = persons
                      kus gribi = bird flu

                      numunesi = sample

                      odalardan = room
                      oldu = ok, all right
                      olma = that
                      önlem = measure
                      örnekleri = sample

                      rahatsizlanmasi = to feel unwell
                      rastlanan = encounter

                      sayisi = count
                      sevk = sent
                      siçradi = spread
                      sonucu = result
                      süphesi = suspicion

                      tahliller = analysis
                      takmak = put on (maske takmak = masks put on)
                      tavuklara = chickens
                      tedavi = treatment (tedavi altina alindi = put under treatment)
                      tetkiklerin = investigation

                      vaka/vakalari = case/occurrence

                      yakalanmis = spotted/detected
                      yapilan = made/done
                      yükselecek = increase
                      Last edited by Theresa42; October 3rd, 2006, 03:13 AM.
                      ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                        Re: International bird flu news searches

                        Originally posted by AnneZ
                        Theresa42 These lists are fantastic, Thank You!
                        You're welcome! I've been meaning to post this stuff for ages now -- I think it's important to share such knowledge (gained through experience) so others don't have to keep re-inventing the wheel, so to speak!
                        ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                          Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much.

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                          • #14
                            Re: International bird flu news searches

                            Thanks Theresa, you're the best!

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                            • #15
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                              Thanks Theresa, these will make life a lot easier. Toogle Text is hard to read at times.

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