bird flu Articles

  • Bird flu – pandemic or histeria?

    Bird flu, Avian Influenza or Influenza A virus, subtype H5N1 is a virus that is adapted to infect birds, especially in Southeast Asia. There is no evidence of efficient human-to-human transmission or of airborne transmission to humans. In almost every recorded human case, the affected persons had extensive physical contact with infected birds. About half of those who contracted the virus died ...

  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills commercial poultry quickly once it gets into a barn. It can spread through an infected bird's droppings or nasal discharges - yes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bird droppings – a strange, but real hazard!

    Anyone who has lived or worked in a city or even a small town with a city hall or churches with bell towers knows the problem – Pigeons!  Also called “winged rats,” they love to roost in abandoned buildings, on the ledges of office buildings, skyscrapers, in bell towers and especially on statues in parks.  But roosting isn’t all they do.  We’re all ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Bird netting can save you big money

    Pest birds have been with us since man first crawled out of his cave and decided to build huts and grow food. These mischievous birds pecked and pooped on early shelters, ate food crops, infected water sources and food storage. Times have changed. But pest birds remain a huge problem, ostensibly improved by technology"s ability to eradicate huge flocks of birds with poisons, yet restrained by ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Protecting your Building and Employees from Pest Birds

    It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about avian flu and the possible pandemic it may cause. Concerns about the potential threat are on the forefront of Americas mind, and it has taught us to be more conscious about the way disease is transmitted. “Indeed Avian Flu is a recent concern” says Bruce Donoho owner of Bird-B-Gone, Inc, “however I believe that there is a wide range of ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • India's new patent regime: aiding 'access' or abetting 'genericide'?

    This paper considers the impact of the new Indian patent regime on the important issue of access to affordable drugs. Access is dependent, in part, on the ability of generic manufacturers to produce cheap generic drugs. Working with the bird flu patent example, this paper will demonstrate that far from abetting 'genericide', the new regime provides adequate legal windows to aid the continued ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The effects of Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) Version:1

    According to the EPA and American Medical Association (AMA), studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 times and occasionally more than 200 times higher than outdoor levels. While older buildings present the issue of a large buildup of contaminants over time, today’s modern building codes mandate that building must be built with tighter wraps so new buildings are ...

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