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Bird flu hits chicken layer flock, import of eggs considered
RNews
The outbreak of bird flu has already wiped out more than 15% of South Africa's layer hens with the prospect of hefty price increases due to the resultant shortage in table eggs. According to Dr Charlotte Nkuna, interim CEO of the South African Poultry ...

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Fin24

No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana | Fin24
Fin24
The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.
South African egg output tumbles, jobs cut after avian fluReuters Africa
South Africa: Government Exploring Solutions to Avian Influenza ...AllAfrica.com

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eNCA (blog)

Widespread bird flu, drought affect W Cape farmers
eNCA (blog)
The farm was placed under quarantine a month ago because of bird flu. Only a handful of temporary workers remain after 90 were retrenched. “It's going to be difficult. We have children. We have to pay school fees, school uniforms must be bought, bread ...


Nikkei Asian Review

South Korean egg prices back down after bird flu spike
Nikkei Asian Review
The price has fluctuated wildly since bird flu broke out at the end of 2016. A pack of 30 at a large supermarket went for 9,096 won at one point, more than 60% higher than the annual average in 2016. The disease spread rapidly despite various ...

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Business Insider

China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province
Business Insider
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. Flocks are particularly vulnerable to avian flu during the drier winter months ...

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Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Tourism Minister Says Countries Can No Longer Ignore Threat of Pandemics
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Photo: Derrick Scott Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (left), addresses the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank forum on the 'Tourism Industry and Pandemics', at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., on October 13. Others ...


Geo News, Pakistan

China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province
Geo News, Pakistan
BEIJING: China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. Flocks are particularly vulnerable to avian flu during the drier winter months, following which ...
Factbox: China confirms bird flu outbreak at chicken farms in central Anhui provinceReuters

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Dutch Poultry Farm Exposed to H5N2 Bird Flu
ThePoultrySite.com
NETHERLANDS - Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs has reported an outbreak of pathogenic avian influenza at a poultry farm in Zeeland. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that the ...


Factbox: China confirms bird flu outbreak at chicken farms in central Anhui province
Reuters
(Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at some broiler chicken farms in the central province of Anhui, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday. Local government culled 30,196 poultry birds after the outbreak ...

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FarmingUK

EU prepares itself for cases of bird flu this winter
FarmingUK
“This work will enhance the EU's preparedness for avian influenza outbreaks, just ahead of the peak influenza season in autumn and winter. It would not have been possible without the close cooperation with Member States affected by this epidemic,” said ...
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Avian influenza : the advice of the EU to avoid the epidemicThe Siver Times

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Philippine Star

Disaster preparedness project to get funding from NGOs
Philippine Star
The Philippines ranked fifth in the list of 10 countries in South and Southeast Asia with the highest risk of future displacement and loss of housing due to disasters, according to a new study conducted by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center of ...


Eyewitness News

[LISTEN] Eggs shortage to worsen amid bird flu outbreak
Eyewitness News
JOHANNESBURG – Windmeul Eggs Managing Director Pier Passerini says the shortage of eggs is expected to get worse as the country battles with avian flu, with the Western Cape being the hardest hit. Last week, the number of confirmed cases of avian ...


Agriland (blog)

Avian influenza text service launched for Northern poultry farmers
Agriland (blog)
The chief veterinary officer for Northern Ireland, Robert Huey, is urging bird keepers to remain vigilant to the threat of avian flu as the migratory cycle begins. Huey said: “The department has recently launched a new text alert service for all bird ...


Infection Control Today

Duke Institute Tapped to Build a Rapid-Response System for Viral Pandemics
Infection Control Today
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received a $12.8 million, 30-month grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days.


Avian influenza: new scientific advice boosts EU preparedness
EU News
Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says EFSA. Experts assessed the risk of avian influenza entering the EU and reviewed ...

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Poultry World

Farmers voice concerns about compensation for bird flu
Poultry World
South African farmers have said the damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is being exacerbated by the delay in compensation by the government. Gawie Rossouw, general manager of Eggbert Eggs in Gauteng province said that 525,000 birds had been ...


Avian influenza: new scientific advice boosts EU preparedness ...
EU News
Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says ...

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CUinsight.com (press release)

Compliance: Basics of disaster preparedness planning
CUinsight.com (press release)
After weeks of hurricanes, and now wildfires, it's more important than ever for credit unions to be prepared for disasters. Federally insured credit unions are required to have disaster recovery and business resumption plans to address all types of ...


Yonhap News

S. Korea Regains Status of Bird Flu-Free Nation
KBS WORLD Radio News
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says South Korea has officially regained international status as an avian influenza(AI)-free country. Authorities say no additional highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has been reported since June 19th.
Agriculture minister pledges strong measures against bird fluYonhap News

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South Florida Caribbean News

Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry
South Florida Caribbean News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett said “we can no longer ignore or give insufficient attention to the imminent threat of pandemics and, if we fail to do so, world tourism faces a myriad of global challenges in ...

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