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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 ...

  • 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

  • GM chickens: a solution for bird flu?

    Genetically modified (GM) chickens could help stop transmission of bird flu, which first emerged in 1996 in China and has since killed or caused the culling of millions of chickens worldwide. Since making a jump to humans in 1997, bird flu has also killed over 300 people. It remains one of the diseases with a potential to cause a pandemic and is a major drawback for the poultry industry, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has infected a third turkey farm in the state, this time a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio cancels Poultry Shows at Fairs amid Bird Flu Outbreak

    All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state's agriculture department announced Tuesday. The virus that has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest hasn't been found so far in Ohio, but state officials said banning all poultry shows is a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Most chicken, turkey farms affected by bird flu can restock

    Most commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock, agriculture officials said Friday, but scientists still will keep a close eye on migrating birds and test thousands to see if the virus is present. No new cases have been reported since June 17 when the last Iowa farm said chickens were ...


    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.

  • Experts highlight lack of swine flu diagnostics

    Many developing countries have 'extremely limited capacity' to diagnose diseases such as swine flu and are likely to remain this way for decades, according to a public health expert specialising in pandemic preparedness. There has been substantial investment in developing countries to support animal and human health surveillance, says Richard Coker, professor of public health at the UK-based ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New research findings can improve Avian flu surveillance programs

    Genetic analyses of avian influenza in wild birds can help pinpoint likely carrier species and geographic hot spots where Eurasian viruses would be most likely to enter North America, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research. Persistence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 (HPAI H5N1) virus in Eurasia and Africa, and concerns that the virus might be transported among continents ...

  • 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 ...


  • H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine Market Review (Revenues, Forecasts, Lessons for Future Pandemic Vaccines)

    DALLAS ReportsandReports Announce it Will Carry theH1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine Market Review (Revenues, Forecasts, Lessons for Future Pandemic Vaccines) Market Research Report in its Store. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.reportsandreports.com/market-reports/h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-market-review-revenues-forecasts-less/ The H1N1 flu epidemic created a public health emergency in ...


  • 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

  • USDA and UN to Collaborate on Sustainable Global Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, have signed an agreement to enhance their cooperation to promote and support the development of a sustainable global agriculture system. Approved last fall, the agreement was signed Wednesday by FAO Director-General Dr. Jacques Diouf and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture ...

  • 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

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