avian flu

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu


August 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased ... Read more...

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South Asia: Hot spot for cross-border diseases


August 14th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In South Asia, one of the world's most densely populated regions, deadly diseases from animals, like the nipah virus, brucellosis, anthrax and even ... Read more...

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Avian flu virus wiping out baby seals


August 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An avian flu virus is wiping out large numbers of baby harbour seals, after infecting these aquatic mammals with pneumonia, in New England, US.Wildlife authorities first ... Read more...

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Mexico bird-flu outbreak costs economy $50 mn


July 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 13 (IANS/EFE) An outbreak of avian flu in the western state of Jalisco has claimed 2.5 million chickens and caused $50 million in losses, a representative of ... Read more...

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Mexico to vaccinate 1 mn chickens against bird flu


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 11 (IANS/EFE) A shipment of 1 million doses of vaccine from China will be used to inoculate chickens over the next few days to contain a bird-flu ... Read more...

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Vietnam testing avian flu vaccine


February 21st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnam, which recently faced a nationwide outbreak of the avian flu virus, has been working on a drug since 2005 to prevent the disease and plans ... Read more...

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Culling continues in avian flu-hit district of Meghalaya


January 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 13 (IANS) Authorities have begun mopping up and sanitisation operations in bird flu-hit Williamnagar in western Meghalaya as they continued culling domesticated fowls there, an official said Friday."We ... Read more...

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UAE issues rules for chicken, egg imports


July 11th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Sunday issued guidelines for importing live chickens and eggs from Asia.Exporters should have an early warning system for detecting avian flu, said the document ... Read more...

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UAE bans live birds imports from South Africa


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS/WAM) UAE has banned the import of live birds from South Africa.Environment and Water Minister Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad issued a ministerial decree banning the import of ... Read more...

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Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

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Meghalaya sounds alert on bird flu


February 18th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Meghalaya has sounded an alert following an outbreak of avian flu in Tripura and Bangladesh, Deputy Chief Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bindo M. Lanong said Friday. ... Read more...

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Avian flu reported in Tripura, over 3,000 ducks being culled


February 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura, the mass culling of more than 3,000 ducks began Friday in the western part of the state, ... Read more...

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Now, GM chickens that don’t spread bird flu


January 14th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have produced genetically modified (transgenic) chickens that do not transmit avian influenza virus to other chickens with which they are ... Read more...

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Dozens of birds found dead in Romanian city ‘drank’ themselves to death


January 13th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Tests have suggested that dozens of birds found dead on the outskirts of a Romanian city died from alcohol poisoning.People in Constanta, eastern Romania, discovered the dead birds ... Read more...

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H1N1 pandemic flu strain ‘key to universal vaccine’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal ... Read more...

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Turkey Firm In Canada Reports Infection, Quarantine In Progress


November 25th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A case of bird flu has been reported in Canada just ahead of the thanksgiving day. The Canadian government has admitted the discovery of avian flu ... Read more...

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Chinese woman dies of bird flu


June 5th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old pregnant woman died from a bird flu infection in China's Hubei province, the ministry of health has said. The woman named Chen was four months pregnant when ... Read more...

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Gold nanorods may help attack H1N1, other flu viruses effectively


May 25th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers take to emu farming


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar (Punjab), May 3 (ANI): Poultry farmers in Punjab's Amritsar city have taken to emu farming to exploit the multiple returns offered by these birds, in terms of their meat, oil, skin, ... Read more...

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Bird flu threat persists in Bangladesh (Lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus or bird flu persists in five countries including Bangladesh, posing a threat to global animal and human health. The UN Food and Agriculture ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Threat persists in five countries


April 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus has been eradicated in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, but persists ... Read more...

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Human, bird flu virus interaction can create more virulent strains


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Genetic interactions between avian flu virus and human seasonal flu viruses can potentially create hybrid strains, combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of swine ... Read more...

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Nearly 95,000 chickens culled in West Bengal


January 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Nearly 95,000 chickens have been culled in bird-flu hit Murshidabad district of West Bengal, officials said here Monday. "Culling of birds has started and so far 95,493 birds ... Read more...

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Nearly 70,000 chickens culled in West Bengal


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nearly 70,000 chickens have been culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, officials said here Thursday. "The situation is being monitored on a daily basis. So far ... Read more...

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Over 44,000 birds culled in bird-flu hit Murshidabad


January 21st, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over 44,000 poultry birds were culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, officials said Thursday. "The situation is being monitored on a daily basis. So far 44,967 ... Read more...

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Seminar on containment of avian flu held in Siliguri


January 16th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 16 (ANI): A two-day seminar titled 'Strengthening cross border emergency preparedness and response mechanism for HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)' was organised in Siliguri here to prepare against ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe global warming’s impact on avian flu virus


January 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Does global warming help the avian flu virus mutate into more lethal versions? That's the million-dollar question bothering scientists as they embark upon research to shed light on ... Read more...

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Viruses that adapted to high temperatures may jump species more easily


December 27th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 27 (ANI): A team of scientists is all set to investigate whether viruses that have adapted to higher temperatures can jump species more easily, which could shed light on the ... Read more...

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New air filter system can destroy up to 99.9 per cent of bugs on aircraft


September 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): British researchers have developed an air filter system that destroys up to 99.9 per cent of infectious viruses and bacteria as well as pollutants that can circulate in ... Read more...

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Don’t import Indian eggs, say Dhaka poultry operators


August 31st, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 31 (IANS) Bangladesh's poultry operators are protesting egg imports from India that enter the market during the festive season at less than half the price. As two trucks carrying the first ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Scary metaphors can affect public health


August 9th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Using scary metaphors for any kind of natural disaster or health scare can not only make people notice it, but it can also spread panic or cynicism among ... Read more...

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Oman lifts ban on import of livestock from India


June 18th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): On outbreak of Avian Flu in certain parts of India in the past, Omani Ministry of Agriculture, Sultanate of Oman have imposed ban on import live bird ... Read more...

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