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  • Anticipating outbreaks of `bird flu`

    Avian influenza, also known as 'bird flu', is carried by waterfowl and causes significant mortality in poultry. On rare occasions, it has caused human fatalities. Based on the complex interactions between waterfowl, poultry and humans, researchers have developed a model to investigate potential outbreaks and the impacts caused by the spread of the disease. There is a risk that the virus that ...

  • Bird flu situation in Indonesia critical

    The prevalence of avian influenza in Indonesia remains serious despite containment efforts undertaken by national authorities and the international community, FAO warned today. Indonesia is the country worst hit by avian influenza. “The human mortality rate from bird flu in Indonesia is the highest in the world and there will be more human cases if we do not focus more on containing the disease ...

  • Be Safe During the Bird Flu Epidemic

    Following a case of bird flu being confirmed at a duck breeding farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire, various poultry farmers will all be on high alert after the poultry market declared a high risk. In East Yorkshire, some 6,000 birds will be culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place around the farm to prevent further spread of the virus H5N8. Emergency measures to contain ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

    FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season. “The world is more prepared than ever before to respond to bird flu viruses in light of a decade of work on H5N1 and the recent response to H7N9,” said FAO Chief Veterinary ...

  • Climate change favours spread of bird flu - FAO

    Avian influenza could still cause a global pandemic and requires continued vigilance and control efforts particularly in animals, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. Jacques Diouf, told the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. The FAO Director-General warned in a speech that “the spread of avian influenza typifies ...

  • New bird flu strain detected in Nigeria

    A strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza previously not recorded in sub-Saharan Africa has been detected in Nigeria for the first time, FAO said today. Nigeria has recently reported two new Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks in the states of Katsina and Kano. Laboratory results from Nigeria and an FAO reference laboratory in Italy show that the newly discovered virus strain (H5N1, ...

  • British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

    Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe - but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. British officials said they were investigating a case of the H5 bird flu virus in northern England, but noted it's not the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu

    Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest. Owner Brad Moline, who farms with his father and brother, said it's a sign the industry is turning the page on an outbreak in which about 48 million birds died from the virus or where euthanized to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Emergency Plan Initiated by the U.S. Government to Contain a New Type of Bird Flu

    With the discovery of a new bird flu virus, farm and health officials are making great efforts to contain the disease before it spreads any further. Bird-X Inc., leader in bird control solutions worldwide, discusses a new blog referencing the situation. According to Bird-X’s recent blog published on January 20th, 2016, actions against bird flu are currently being taken. ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

    Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday. If it does, the agency plans to quickly license it for widespread production and is seeking funding from the Office of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a pair of plans aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Same Chemical-Free, Water-Purification Technology Funded by the Department of Homeland Security Kills Water-Borne Avian Flu

    A Recent Study Finds Vortex® Technology Destroys Avian Influenza A in Water October 2, 2006, PRESCOTT, AZ - Vortex Corporation, a global innovator of chemical-free water purification products for consumer and commercial use, today announced that its patented technology - currently funded by the Department of Homeland Security - effectively destroys the Avian Influenza A virus (commonly known ...


  • Psittacosis and Chlamydia psittaci Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about environmental issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses psittacosis and Chlamydia psittaci.   Psittacosis is an infectious disease usually transmitted to humans from birds in the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Obama`s India visit generates science collaborations

    India and the United States signed three science pacts, covering clean energy, disease surveillance and monsoon forecasting, during US president Barack Obama's Asia visit this week. The signing of the pacts was announced by Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a joint press briefing by him and Obama yesterday. Singh referred to Obama's statement on Sunday (7 November) that the India–US ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mining and Military Address Health & Safety with Eco Waste Technology

    Eco Waste Solutions (EWS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new contracts to bring point-of-need waste solutions to the mining and military sectors. A multinational mining company operating in West Africa has selected EWS to supply 3 ECO Model batch incinerators.  This equipment will process 23 tonnes per day - all of the domestic waste generated ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Environmental solution for Sick Building Syndrome

    Green Earth Nano Science, Inc., nanotechnology solutions provider and global distributor of advanced photocatalyst* coatings, recently introduced its new solution for bio-contamination problems in our daily lives, in offices, homes and cars. Poor indoor air quality and bacteria contamination can have a profound effect on our health, moods, productivity and enjoyment of our home or place of ...

  • Climate change one of FAO`s main challenges

    Agriculture will play a crucial role in the key issues facing humanity this century, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today. “I should like to see the new agriculture aligned with a new FAO”. Dr Diouf was addressing FAO’s supreme governing body, the 192-member Conference, at the start of a week-long session due to decide on proposals for a major reform of the Organization and to vote on ...

  • Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time

    From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, a UNEP report out today seeks to highlight a number of the world's key emerging environmental issues. UNEP's Frontiers report identifies, highlights and offers solutions to six emerging issues, including the threat to human health posed by the ...

  • BioLargo Showcasing its Breakthrough Water Treatment System - Alpha Commercial Prototype At University of Alberta

    One year ago, experts from industry, academia, government, and finance were presented with what could soon be known as the biggest breakthrough in water treatment in decades. A team of researchers at BioLargo Water and the University of Alberta unveiled a working laboratory model of the AOS Filter along with the results from studies that demonstrate its ability to disinfect water 100 times more ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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