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'Largest pandemic in 100 years' threatens China as bird flu spreads
RT
China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far. The outbreak has been described as the “worst ...
China approves human trials of vaccine for deadly bird flu strainSouth China Morning Post
Bird flu strain taking a toll on humansScience Magazine
China fights new wave of bird-flu virus as dozens dieThe Seattle Times
KTIC -Taiwan News -Focus Taiwan News Channel
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South China Morning Post

Taiwan culls 150000 poultry following bird flu outbreak across island
South China Morning Post
Animal quarantine authorities in Taiwan have slaughtered at least 150,000 poultry after an outbreak of the bird flu in many counties and cities on the self-ruled ...
22,000 chickens culled in Yunlin to fight bird flu | Society | FOCUS ...Focus Taiwan News Channel
Military helps cull 22,000 Yunlin County chickens - Taipei TimesTaipei Times

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Business Insider

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared
Business Insider
Climate change protest Bill Gates believes climate change, nuclear war and pandemics are the three biggest world threats. Andrew Burton/Getty. When I was a kid, there was really only one existential threat the world faced. The threat of a nuclear war ...

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The Daily Freeman

Columbia-Greene Community College hosts free disaster preparedness class Feb. 22
The Daily Freeman
GREENPORT, N.Y. >> New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will present a free disaster preparedness class at Columbia-Green Community College's Arts Center Theater at 7 ...


Taiwan News

5 types of food to avoid during avian flu outbreak
Taiwan News
Taipei (Taiwan News)—The spread of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Taiwan has been alarming in the past, but evading consumption of five types of food can significantly lower chances of contacting the deadly disease, says a health expert from ...


New computer model recommends intervention strategies to ...
News-Medical.net
The 2016 Zika virus outbreak, along with recent outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, H1N1 and Ebola, underscore the importance of being prepared for and responding ...

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Delaware First Media

Understanding waterfowl patterns to assess risk of bird flu
Delaware First Media
... migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens. ... Part of ...


Animal farms in Sheffield move flocks under cover to protect against bird flu
The Star
DEFRA says avian flu has been circulating among wild birds in Europe for several months, and the nationwide 'prevention zone' requiring poultry flocks to be isolated from wild birds is in force until the end of February. It says keepers planning to ...


Feedstuffs

N&H TOPLINE: Small flock biosecurity important to protect against avian flu
Feedstuffs
While the 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) became the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history, vigilance is still needed, especially with outdoor poultry. In January 2016, an HPAI outbreak of the H7N8 virus was reported ...

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Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei confirms bird flu in chicken | Society | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ...
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) The Taipei City government on Friday said it has detected bird flu in a chicken slaughtered at the city's poultry wholesale market two days ...
Taiwan bans poultry transportation to fight bird flu | Taiwan NewsTaiwan News
Poultry transport, slaughter banned over bird flu - The China PostChina Post

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Irish Independent

Proposed new label for eggs, as bird flu threatens to scupper 'free ...
Irish Independent
A new label is being proposed to deal with issues surrounding the use of the'free range' label, which poultry farmers will be no longer be able to use within ...

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Hungary Today

Hungary May Lift Bird Flu Restrictions In March As Virus Has Not Shown Itself Since January
Hungary Today
Poultry farms in Hungary have shown no sign of bird flu since the end of January, and if the virus does not resurface, restrictions on poultry farmers could be lifted in early March, the National Chamber of Agriculture quoted Hungary's chief ...

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U.S. News & World Report

China Bird Flu Is Hard to Detect
U.S. News & World Report
BEIJING (Reuters) - Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal ...
In China, consumers seem to shrug off deadly bird flu outbreakReuters
Chinese poultry markets closed to stop spread of avian fluCNN
China closes live poultry markets amid bird flu outbreakBreakingNews.ie
Shanghai Daily (subscription) -Bangkok Post -Voice of America
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Ipswich Star

Suffolk egg producer hit by bird flu measures 'nervous of the future'
Ipswich Star
He is concerned about his proximity to this week's bird flu outbreak at Redgrave, although biosecurity on his farm was already high before the imposition of the zone. “It's very close. We are only six or seven miles away,” he said. “It's awful what's ...


Asia Times

Virulent bird flu strain spreads across Europe
Asia Times
A highly contagious strain of bird flu that has affected poultry farmers in France and Germany has now spread to Belgium, officials said on Thursday. The H5N8 avian virus was identified late Wednesday among birds at a home in the Dutch-speaking region ...


The Northern Echo (registration)

Tow Law poultry business' warning as bird flu prevention order continues
The Northern Echo (registration)
It follows outbreaks of H5N8 avian influenza in Suffolk, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and Carmarthenshire this winter, with the most recent case confirmed at a poultry farm near Redgrave in Suffolk earlier this week. Mrs Manchester, who ...


CNN

Chinese poultry markets closed to stop spread of avian flu
CNN
He added that it's nearly impossible to speculate why the bird flu flared up again this year, as nothing about the virus itself has changed and infections have occurred in the same locations as past years, in eastern and southern China. But Cowling ...
With 87 dead of bird flu, China pledges better controlsBangkok Post
H7N9 bird flu season 'past its peak'The Star Online
China January Bird Flu Deaths hit 79, Most Since at Least 2013Voice of America
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China Post

Poultry transport, slaughter banned over bird flu
China Post
The ban will be extended if bird flu continues to spread, officials said. Responding to public concern over a spike in poultry prices, the COA confirmed that there was sufficient chicken in storage to meet the nation's demand for three days and enough ...

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Taiwan News

Taiwan bans poultry transportation to fight bird flu
Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The transportation of poultry will be banned for seven days beginning Friday as a measure to combat the spread of bird flu, the Council of Agriculture announced Thursday. Thousands of chickens, ducks and geese have been culled in ...
Poultry transport, slaughter banned over bird fluChina Post

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