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Jakarta Post

Bird flu threat alive and well: Ministry
Jakarta Post
Bird flu threat alive and well: Ministry Better safe than sorry: Officials from South Tangerang's Food Security, Agriculture and Fisheries Agency disinfect BSD Modern Market in South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday as part of the Health Ministry's ...


Disaster Preparedness at Health Facilities in Spotlight
Bloomberg BNA
Stay ahead of developments in federal and state health care law, regulation and transactions with timely, expert news and analysis. By Mike Stankiewicz. A bipartisan group of senators is taking a closer look at emergency preparedness and care for ...

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Eyewitness News

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu
Eyewitness News
The department's Petro van Rhyn said this is the first time the poultry industry is affected by avian influenza. “Previously it only affected ostriches… and going forward, we will continue to work with the private sector to mitigate the impact of the ...


American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control
Bizcommunity.com
American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates from nine countries on avian influenza during a two-day seminar in Pretoria and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza ...


South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
An estimated two million egg laying chickens have been culled since the outbreak of Avian influenza in South Africa about three months ago. This has emerged at a SA Society for Animal Science Conference in Port Elizabeth where the impact of the bird ...


Pine Bluff Commercial

Drill offers tips, tools in disaster preparedness
Pine Bluff Commercial
Area agencies responded to what could've been a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the southwest segment of the New Madrid Seismic Zone as a part of the Jefferson County Community Drill on Wednesday. In light of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes ...


News-Medical.net

UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction
News-Medical.net
The official signboard-hanging ceremony of the Self-powered Mobile Tracker Research Center (SMTRC) took place at UNIST on September 12, 2017. The center, which was selected as the University ICT Research Center for nurturing ICT talents in June of ...


Schaumburg to host meeting on disaster preparedness
Chicago Daily Herald
With September recognized as National Preparedness Month, the village of Schaumburg is inviting the public to attend a Disaster Preparedness Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court.


Independent Online

US experts share avian influenza best practice with African ... - IOL
Independent Online
US avian influenza experts met high-level officials from eight African countries in Pretoria this week, to share best practice ...
Rabobank research shows global poultry performing well in most ...Meat & Poultry (registration)

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EurekAlert (press release)

UNIST to track the spread of deadly Avian influenza
EurekAlert (press release)
By successfully securing 3.19 billion KRW in research funding over four years, the project is expected to accelerate the development of a self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction. The center will receive 2.9 billion KRW from the ...

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Fin24

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m | Fin24
Fin24
One of South Africa's largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.
Bird flu hits two Quantum Foods farms - BusinessLIVEBusiness Day (registration)
RCL Foods and Quantum Foods report cases of avian flu outbreaks ...Independent Online

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Inquirer.net

ICT foreseen to help improve disaster preparedness and response
Inquirer.net
THE first international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster preparedness and response in Cebu commenced last Tuesday, September 19. The conference was participated by local government units (LGUs), national ...


Disaster preparedness training set
Thegardenisland.com
Classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Oct. 4 through Nov. 8 at the St. Catherine School cafeteria, 5021 Kawaihau Road. CERT is a six-week disaster- and emergency-preparedness course tailored to citizens and taught by ...


Citizens Voice

W-B fire chief to testify at disaster preparedness hearing - News ...
Citizens Voice
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Sept. 9, 2011 -- Water rushes under the flood gates at the Market Street Bridge after the Susquehanna River crested at a record of 42.66 ...

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Wilton CERT offers disaster preparedness training
Thehour.com
WILTON — Wilton's volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with the Wilton Department of Emergency Management, has announced their annual disaster preparedness training program. Citizens are invited to become ...

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International Falls Journal

LETTER: Disaster preparedness saves lives
International Falls Journal
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are devastating reminders that disaster preparedness saves lives. American Humane is urging pet owners to take two simple—yet essential—steps to ensure you and your animal companions are ready before the next catastrophe ...


The Scottish Farmer

UK sounds the avian flu all-clear
The Scottish Farmer
FOLLOWING outbreaks of avian influenza at the end of 2016 and start of 2017, the government's chief vet has announced that the UK has met international requirements to declare itself once again free from the disease – but added that all poultry keepers ...


Disaster Preparedness in LA: Will Government Agency Turf Wars Get Some of Us Killed?
City Watch
GELFAND'S WORLD--This is intended to be an update on the status of our volunteer efforts in disaster preparedness in Los Angeles. The conclusion: We're not there. We need to get started on a public effort that will bring hundreds of thousands of people ...

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The Herald

Zim conducts study to assess avian flu's impact on economy
The Herald
Government has commissioned a new study to assess the economic impact of the bird flu's deadly march through the country's poultry sector, a senior official says.Dr Anesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, principal director in the Ministry of Agriculture ...


A-State Signs Leases For Disaster Preparedness Training Sites
ASU News
JONESBORO – Arkansas State University signed long-term lease agreements today with the cities of Imboden and Walnut Ridge for land that will be used to build facilities for disaster preparedness training. Both lease agreements are for 50-year terms.

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