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IFPMA Priorities At WHA: Election, Antibiotics, Cancer, Pandemics
Intellectual Property Watch
IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and depends on subscriptions. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You may also offer additional support with your subscription, or donate. The new head of the International Federation ...


YourObserver.com

Craig Fugate to speak at 15th Annual Disaster Preparedness Seminar
YourObserver.com
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the northeastern United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It killed 147 people, wrecked power grids, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and damaged thousands more. In March, Longboat Key Chamber ...


Sputnik International

First Case of Human Contracting Bird Flu Registered in China's ...
Sputnik International
The first case of a human contracting the H7N9 strain of avian influenza has been registered in China's northern province of Shanxi, local media reported ...
CHP closely monitors first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shanxi7thSpace Interactive (press release)

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Economic Times

Centre, states to discuss monsoon, other disaster preparedness
Economic Times
Centre, states to discuss monsoon, other disaster preparedness. By PTI | Updated: May 16, 2017, 05.54 PM IST. Post a Comment. The meeting, to be chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, will review the status of preparedness for dealing with any ...

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Homeland Preparedness News

USDA has made progress in protecting against avian influenza, evaluation still needed
Homeland Preparedness News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken numerous steps to reduce the risk of avian influenza, but needs a plan to evaluate its efforts going forward, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Graphic Online

Bird flu Poultry restrictions lifted in Nottinghamshire
Newark Advertiser
Poultry and captive bird restrictions have been lifted as the risk of avian flu outbreak has lessened. England was declared a prevention zone by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in December due to a specific strain of avian ...
Poultry farmers threaten to sell flu infected birdsGraphic Online
Health Alert! Poultry farmers in Ghana threaten to sell flu infected birdsPulse.com.gh

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Iran's Egg Export Hard to Crack Despite Bird Flu Containment
ThePoultrySite.com
IRAN - The export of eggs from Iran remains hard to crack, even after the country was reported to be clean of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus. H5N8 was first detected in Iran in late November 2016. Later in March 2017, it was reported that ...


PenBayPilot.com

Island Institute earns $240000 grant for disaster preparedness
PenBayPilot.com
The Rockland-based nonprofit Island Institute received a $240,000 grant through the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to fund a collaborative project that focuses on disaster preparedness in Maine's ...
Island Institute wins $240000 federal research grantCourier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

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GAO: USDA may not be doing enough to prevent bird flu outbreaks
Food Dive
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said it does not know if the U.S. Agriculture Department is doing enough to protect consumers and poultry from a possible avian influenza outbreak, according to NBC News. In a report, the GAO said the USDA is ...


OUPblog (blog)

Preparing clinical laboratories for future pandemics
OUPblog (blog)
These guidelines provide a robust framework that can be used if and when future pandemics arise. Additionally, our facility at the University of Minnesota Medical Center was selected to serve as one of nine regional treatment centers for Ebola or other ...


STAT

An end to pandemics is within reach, but we must redouble efforts now
STAT
“The acceptable number of human fatalities from avian influenza is zero,” they said. “And every new human case of H7N9 should remind us that there is an epidemic in the making.” Meanwhile, in the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East respiratory syndrome ...


News & Star

Bird flu restrictions lifted in north and west Cumbria
News & Star
But they will remain in place in Barrown and South Lakeland because of what's perceived to be "heightened risk" of the disease in those districts, classed as Avian Influenza Prevention Zones (AIPZ). A council spokesman explained: "The risks in Barrow ...


Report: US unready for bird flu - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Online
If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu ...

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Report: US unready for bird flu
Arkansas Online
WASHINGTON -- If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu vaccine here. And although the chickens that lay the eggs used in the process are ...

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Batesville Herald Tribune

Avian flu: What poultry owners need to know
Batesville Herald Tribune
Now is the time for poultry owners to be especially diligent about protecting their birds from avian influenza as migratory waterfowl travel north for the summer. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages poultry owners to incorporate ...


Financial Tribune

Egg Export Hard to Crack Despite Bird Flu Containment
Financial Tribune
... even after the country was reported to be clean of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus. H5N8 was first detected in Iran in late November 2016. Later in March 2017, it was reported that the avian influenza had spread across 24 Iranian ...


Kuwait free of new bird flu strain
Kuwait Times
KUWAIT: Kuwait is free of the new deadly strain of avian influenza, known as bird flu (H5N1), the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resource (PAAAFR) affirmed yesterday. Livestock and poultry production in the country is totally bird flu ...

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WisContext

Officials Cite 'Stepped Up' Biosecurity In Limiting Avian Influenza ...
WisContext
While a handful of isolated cases of avian influenza made headlines in early 2017, the threat they posed to Wisconsin's poultry industry was mitigated by the ...
New measures to protect birds against Avian Flu spreading to South ...NW Evening Mail
Bird flu prevention rules to stay in place in North West - Blackpool ...Blackpool Gazette
Strict controls on poultry flocks to remain in place in South Lakeland ...The Westmorland Gazette

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NW Evening Mail

New measures to protect birds against Avian Flu spreading to South ...
NW Evening Mail
CUMBRIA Trading Standards are advising poultry keepers of the new measures to protect birds against avian flu. The UK Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed ...
Strict controls on poultry flocks to remain in place in South Lakeland ...The Westmorland Gazette

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KTTS

Is US falling short on bird flu preparation?
KTTS
If an avian influenza pandemic ever hit the United States, there's only one dependable manufacturer in the country capable of making a vaccine, a government watchdog reports. "The US government may not be able to rely on foreign countries to allow ...
USDA Unsure if Bird Flu Guidelines are Helping, GAO Finds - NBC ...NBCNews.com
U.S. GAO - Avian Influenza: USDA Has Taken Actions to Reduce ...Government Accountability Office
GAO Wants USDA to Better Reduce Risks of Bid Flu Outbreak - DTN ...DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

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