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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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British kids ignorant about birds?


February 10th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A study about British children's knowledge of wild birds has revealed that they can name just three birds on an average.According to a survey, most of ... Read more...

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Wild birds’ role in bird flu outbreak


March 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.The H5N1 virus continues to ... Read more...

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Indian states bordering Bangladesh vulnerable to bird flu (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Indian states bordering Bangladesh have become vulnerable to bird flu with Dhaka failing to check the contagious disease as well as the smuggling of poultry products ... Read more...

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Indian states bordering Bangladesh vulnerable to bird flu


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Indian states bordering Bangladesh have become vulnerable to bird flu with Dhaka failing to check the contiguous disease as well as the smuggling of poultry products ... Read more...

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UAE warns against selling diseased animals


February 12th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has warned livestock traders against selling or trading in diseased or feeble animals. The ministry of environment and water, in a circular, has warned against ... Read more...

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Feeding birds impact male mating chances


December 27th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Feeding birds can delay their dawn chorus, says new research, which pointed out that the extra food could have a major impact on male mating chances.Scientists have discovered ... Read more...

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Pollution turns male birds gay


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Water pollution is posing a threat to bird population by causing males to go gay, scientists say.Researchers believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect bird ... Read more...

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Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

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Vultures use ‘face flushing’ for instant status updates


October 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): While humans use social networking sites to instantly update their 'status', vultures use 'face flushing' technique to do the same when interacting with peers and rivals, according to ... Read more...

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Why bird flu didn’t become a pandemic


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that why irrespective of the 2005 outbreak of the H5N1 'bird flu' virus in South East Asia, it didn't' turn into a pandemic. ... Read more...

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Study casts doubt on nutritional benefits of organic food


May 20th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new research has cast doubt on the nutritional benefits of organic food by showing that wild garden birds prefer conventional seed to that which has been organically- ... Read more...

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Boycott animal circuses, urges Malaika (With Images)


April 26th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Malaika Arora will be seen urging people to boycott animals circuses in a new PETA ad. She will be seen in a form-fitting white macaw ensemble ... Read more...

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Scientists find gene that makes some birds more curious than others


February 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists, in a new research, have found that some great tit populations are more curious than others because they have a gene related to individual variation in exploratory ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote bird spotting


January 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) If you are a bird watcher and want to chase flapping beauties in the wilderness, welcome to Himachal Pradesh, which is organising a unique bird spotting ... Read more...

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New strategy to control encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


December 14th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government will adopt a three-pronged strategy, including an "election type" house-to-house campaign, to contain Japanese Encephalitis (JE) infection that claimed 560 lives in Uttar Pradesh this ... Read more...

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‘Election type’ campaign to fight encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh


December 14th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government would start an "election type house to house" campaign to fight Japanese Encephalitis that has killed at least 560 people this year in Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis claims over 500 lives in India


November 25th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The viral infection Japanese encephalitis has claimed more than 500 lives in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar so far this year, with children facing the brunt of the ... Read more...

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4,000-year-old arrowhead found in Irish site


September 17th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, September 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old arrowhead in the Burren, in Ireland, which is evidence of what could be the oldest habitation site in the region.According to a report ... Read more...

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12yr-old Chinese boy finds friends in three wild birds


September 8th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): A 12-year-old Chinese boy has found himself three very unusual friends - wild birds.Wu Rongtao brought them to his house in Lianyuan, Hunan province, after he found ... Read more...

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Eight die of Japanese Enchephalitis in Gorakhpur


August 18th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (UP), Aug 18 (ANI): Japanese Encephalitis has claimed eight lives in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district.According to officials at the BRD Medical College Hospital, these deaths were reported in the last ... Read more...

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South American mummies were victims of arsenic poisoning


July 5th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that many of the ancient mummies from the South American Chinchorro culture were victims of arsenic poisoning.The Chinchorro mummies are mummified remains of ... Read more...

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Bird flu scare: Chandigarh keeping watch on winged visitors


January 17th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As this city plays host to around 15,000 migratory birds which are here for the winter, the administration is watching out for signs of danger - in the ... Read more...

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Study confirms movement of bird flu from Asia to North America via birds


October 29th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers claims that it has unearthed evidence for the movement of Asian forms of avian influenza to Alaska by northern pintail ducks. Scientists with ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus-based vaccine can protect both humans and pets


October 20th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): US researchers have found that a single vaccine could be used to protect chickens, cats and humans against deadly flu pandemics.Based on a bird flu virus, the ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis outbreak feared in Uttarakhand


September 22nd, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Sept 22 (ANI): Doctors of Haldwani district in Uttarakhand fear an outbreak of the much-dreaded Japanese Encephalitis fever, as five patients complaining about fever have been admitted in a ... Read more...

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Conservation of endangered Asian vultures not enough for their recovery


September 6th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): A new analysis done by researchers from the University of Michigan has determined that captive breeding colonies of a critically endangered Asian vulture, whose numbers in the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify virus responsible for parrot disease


July 31st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have identified a virus that may be responsible for the mysterious parrot disease.The team led by Joseph DeRisi, PhD, ... Read more...

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Owls, the new target of illegal bird traders


June 3rd, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Owls are becoming the latest target of illegal bird traders in India as they try ingenious ways to hoodwink the law with the demand for ... Read more...

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Birds instinctively pick the healthiest fruit


May 26th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg (Germany), May 26 (DPA) Birds instinctively choose the fruit which is healthy and shun less health-giving food options, German researchers have found. Given a choice, birds flock to fruits with the ... Read more...

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Heres how migratory birds save energy


May 14th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Pointed wings, a smaller weight to wing area ratio, and systematic avoidance of high winds and atmospheric turbulence are the right ingredients for migratory birds to save ... Read more...

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Russia’s Far East


April 15th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Vladivostok (Russia), April 15 (RIA Novosti) Authorities in Russia's Far East Tuesday confirmed the presence of a deadly strain of bird flu in a village in the Primorye territory, where some ... Read more...

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Vietnam plans human trials of bird-flu vaccine


March 18th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hanoi, March 18 (DPA) A Vietnamese pharmaceuticals company is to begin testing an avian influenza vaccine in humans this week, the company's director confirmed Tuesday. Nguyen Thu Van - director of Vabiotech, ... Read more...

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Bird flu kills four endangered civets in Vietnam


March 11th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hanoi, March 11 (DPA) Bird flu has killed four endangered civets in northern Vietnam in the first confirmed cases of H5N1 virus infection in the species, officials said Tuesday. Four Owston's palm ... Read more...

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Bird flu detected in Vietnam capital


March 7th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hanoi, March 7 (DPA) Bird flu has killed more than 2,000 ducks and chickens in Vietnam's capital city, raising the number of provinces with avian influenza outbreaks this year to 10, an ... Read more...

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