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New virus targets children


August 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) A viral illness seems to be targeting children in the US, according to a John Hopkins study."What we are seeing is a relatively common viral illness ... Read more...

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Viral illness kills 17, affects 35,000 in China


July 15th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) A hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 17 people and affected nearly 35,000 in China's Hunan province this June as high temperatures helped it to ... Read more...

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South Korea, China, Japan sign food security pact


April 16th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.The three neighbouring northeast Asian countries ... Read more...

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UAE bans Egyptian livestock import


April 4th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has temporarily banned import of animals with cloven hooves from Egypt, following reports of foot and mouth disease there.Environment and Water Minister Rashid Ahmad ... Read more...

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Egyptian camel handlers threaten ’siege’


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian camel handlers have threatened to bring thousands of camels to the capital city and block the buildings housing the cabinet and the agriculture ministry ... Read more...

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Researchers crack virus behind brain swelling


March 6th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, a development that could open the way to ... Read more...

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Will control foot and mouth disease: Minister


February 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India Monday said it was committed to controlling foot and mouth disease (FMD) to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and improve the livelihood ... Read more...

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Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study


July 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The threat of bioterrorism is very real and cannot just be wished away, warns the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). Study authors pointed out that ... Read more...

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Botswana to cull 21,000 cattle


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Gaborne (Botswana), June 22 (IANS) Botswana's agriculture ministry plans to kill over 21,000 cattle to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Kobedi Segale, deputy director of the Department ... Read more...

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UN warns Asia of foot-and-mouth disease


January 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Friday warned veterinary and border authorities in Asia of the major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in South Korea.The United Nations Food and Agriculture ... Read more...

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China bans meat, milk import from Japan


June 4th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China has banned meat and milk products from Japan and travellers have been advised not to bring such items into the country, following a ban due to the ... Read more...

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Disaster metaphors can cause public panic


August 7th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Using disaster metaphors such as 'tsunami', 'perfect storm' and 'bio-terrorism' to mobilize the media, governments and individuals during an emergency can make people sit up and listen, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh is free of rabies, rinder pest


May 5th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh has been declared free of rabies and rinder pest, a disease that affects bovines, an official said here Tuesday. "With no case of rinder ... Read more...

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Flu more deadly than terror attack, warns Brit report


August 10th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): A flu pandemic would have a greater impact on Brit people than a terrorist attack on public transport, warns a government analysis.The analysis published its previously secret ... Read more...

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More preschools, day cares closing due to hand, foot and mouth disease


May 7th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, May 7 (DPA) More preschools and childcare centres in Singapore have been told to close amid increasing cases of a virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), health officials ... Read more...

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Chips could speed up detection of livestock viruses


March 31st, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
London, March 31 (IANS) A simple screening chip developed by scientists would quickly identify bird flu, foot and mouth disease and other emerging viruses - some of the worst threats to farm ... Read more...

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High security animal laboratory to be set up in Orissa


March 31st, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) A high security laboratory, which would be one of its kind in Southeast Asia, will be set up in Orissa this year to fight foot and ... Read more...

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Scientists working on mathematical models to predict spread of epidemics


December 22nd, 2007 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers at Kansas State University are working on a project called Epicenter, in order to develop novel mathematical models and simulation software for predicting the spread of epidemics.These ... Read more...

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Soon, a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu


November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin
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