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Avian Flu Brings Reminder Not to Feed Ducks at Bellefonte's Talleyrand Park
State College News
A handful of ducks at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte tested positive for a low pathogen avian influenza following a survey completed by the United States Department of Agriculture. Borough manager Ralph Stewart said the strain poses ... According to ...


Washington Times

Congress, WHO sound the alarm over pandemic bird flu or avian flu in China
Washington Times
House Republicans sounded the alarm Friday over an avian flu threat that's escalating in China, saying it underscores the need to finish and vet an overdue plan for responding to pandemic flu at home. The H7N9 avian influenza virus mainly affects ...
Deadly new bird flu strain could lead to devastating pandemicInhabitat

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Hong Kong Standard (press release)

(Avian flu) Liaoning woman critical
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
The province has reported four H7N9 cases this year. H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013. Infections are most likely to occur in winter and spring. No evidence has shown that the virus is transmitted ...

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Channel NewsAsia

South Korea to keep importing eggs despite bird flu downgrade
Channel NewsAsia
SEOUL: South Korea is set to keep importing eggs from overseas for the next few weeks despite downgrading the country's worst-ever bird flu outbreak by one notch from the highest level. The downgrade was introduced from Wednesday as no new cases of ...


Merinews

Bird flu panic grips Vietnam's provinces
Merinews
The animal health units have put on high alert to mitigate the risk of bird flu epidemic on the anvil. Both the ducks and hens are being closely monitored for the flu virus detection. During my visit to Ha Long, I saw the people and workers wearing ...

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Deseret News

Citizen first responders add to Utah's disaster preparedness ...
Deseret News
The Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill brought in nearly a million participants who practiced various steps for staying safe in an earthquake and allowed ...

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Idyllwild Town Cier

Mountain Disaster Preparedness presents a forum on evacuation: 'What to know, what to expect and what to do'
Idyllwild Town Cier
Mountain Disaster Preparedness, the local nonprofit in the forefront of citizen disaster preparation measures, will present a forum about issues surrounding mandatory disaster evacuation. Mike Feyder, MDP president, said the topic is important now for ...


NL Times

No more bird-flu risk in Netherlands; poultry allowed outside again
NL Times
Poultry farmers in the Netherlands no longer have to keep their animals caged. The bird flu risk in the Netherlands is officially gone and State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs decided to lift this and other measures, which have been in ...

On 14 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 15 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.

WHO | Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
On 14 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 15 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human ...
Avian influenza control zone released - Fayetteville, Breaking News ...Elk Valley Times

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Ends Restrictions for Producers Because of Bird Flu
U.S. News & World Report
Georgia Ends Restrictions for Producers Because of Bird Flu. Officials say they have ended a restriction on poultry producers that was enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. | April 20, 2017, at 6:54 a.m ...
Georgia ends bird flu restrictions for producers - AJC.comAtlanta Journal Constitution
Dutch anti-bird flu measures lifted | News GhanaNews Ghana
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Spectator.co.uk

Bill Gates interview: pandemics, migration and the Tory aid pledge
Spectator.co.uk
Bill Gates is worried about Britain. For years, the UK government has been one of the world's largest donors in overseas aid, and about £60 million has been given to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But aid has been rather unpopular lately ...
Bill Gates urges UK to stick to foreign aid commitmentAOL UK
Bill Gates calls on May to honour foreign aid pledgeThe Times (subscription)

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia ends bird flu restrictions for producers
Atlanta Journal Constitution
However, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black's office said no infected animals entered the food chain and the strain of the avian flu did not threaten the food supply. “As a reminder, avian influenza resides in our wild birds, especially wild waterfowl ...


Dutch anti-bird flu measures lifted
News Ghana
After five months, all Dutch measures against the spread of avian influenza have been withdrawn, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on Wednesday. Since November 9 last year, the ministry had imposed an indoor confinement and protection ...


Project HOPE Opens Disaster Preparedness Training Center in ...
Yahoo Finance
MILLWOOD, Va. -- Project HOPE announced the opening of the Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the Wuhan University HOPE School of Nursing in ...

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GlobeNewswire (press release)

Project HOPE Opens Disaster Preparedness Training Center in ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
MILLWOOD, Va., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Project HOPE announced the opening of the Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the Wuhan ...

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Disaster preparedness: 5 key components to effective emergency management
Healthcare Dive
The following is a guest from Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety at Medxcel Facilities Management. Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities in ...


Red and Black

Georgia, UGA farmers take preventative measures after avian flu ...
Red and Black
The UGA Poultry Science building uses typical processes to provide poultry for the state. Georgia ranks as one of the top states of poultry production.

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WHTC

South Korea to keep importing eggs despite bird flu downgrade ...
WHTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is set to keep importing eggs from overseas for the next few weeks despite downgrading the country's worst-ever bird flu ...

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Reuters

South Korea to keep importing eggs despite bird flu downgrade
Reuters
SEOUL South Korea is set to keep importing eggs from overseas for the next few weeks despite downgrading the country's worst-ever bird flu outbreak by one notch from the highest level. The downgrade was introduced from Wednesday as no new cases of ...

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