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China reports additional H7N9 avian flu, Health officials meet in ...
Outbreak News Today
The China National Health and Family Planning Commission reported an additional five human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including one death during ...
Tainan culls 34,000 chickens amid avian flu threat | Society | FOCUS ...Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

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Malay Mail Online

Govt will apply to declare Malaysia free of bird flu if no new cases in nine days time
Malay Mail Online
File picture of a poultry farm in Johor April 16, 2015. The government will apply to declare Malaysia free of bird flu in nine days' time if no new cases of H5N1 are detected. — Reuters picPASIR PUTEH, June 18 — The government will apply to the World ...

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Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

Tainan culls 34000 chickens amid avian flu threat
Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)
Taipei, June 18 (CNA) A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection ...


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Three Mutations Could Make Bird Flu a Potential Pandemic: Study ...
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Bird flu viruses need constant monitoring, warning that their constantly changing nature makes them "a persistent and significant threat to public health.
China to vaccinate poultry against H7N9 bird flu virus next monthDigital Journal

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Citizen TV (press release)

Study: Three Mutations Could Make Bird Flu a Potential Pandemic
Citizen TV (press release)
Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people. The flu strain, known as H7N9, now ...


SaintPetersBlog (blog)

Blake Dowling: WikiLeaks, cherry blossoms and pandemics ...
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Not too cool for national security potentially but good to know if you care about your digital privacy, or if you are an enemy of the state with something to hide.

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Alabama Today

Blake Dowling: WikiLeaks, Cherry Blossoms and Pandemics
Alabama Today
Not too cool for national security potentially but good to know if you care about your digital privacy, or if you are an enemy of the state with something to hide. If you have never checked out the site, it is very interesting. The part that grabbed me ...

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Times of Malta

Unleashing bird flu pandemic
Times of Malta
Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people. The flu strain, known as H7N9, now ...

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Disaster-preparedness plan discussed
The Hindu
Monsoon rain after a scorching summer seems almost a blessing in disguise. But people living along the coast are vulnerable to its fierce and violent side. Natural calamities like floods and cyclones are recurring phenomenon in this part and can be ...


Korea's chicken exports virtually suspended amid bird flu
The Korea Herald
The export of South Korean chickens has effectively come to a halt this year, apparently hit by the spread of avian influenza (AI), government data showed Saturday. The outbound shipment of chickens reached only 139 tons between January and May, down ...

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Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Regular testings allowed Luxembourg to react quickly to bird flu outbreak
Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) has highlighted the work some of their teams have done to help prevent the spread of the avian influenza, commonly know as the bird flu. The viruses that originated in Asia had already hit Europe a number of ...


HK bans Korean poultry over avian flu
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
The World Organization for Animal Health notified about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the Korean city. Hong Kong imported about 27 tons of frozen poultry meat and 100,000 eggs from South Korea in the first four months of 2017, ...

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News-Medical.net

Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian flu
News-Medical.net
A systematic mutation analysis has shown that changes in just three amino acids of the avian influenza H7N9 virus receptor binding protein confers specificity for ...
China to vaccinate poultry against H7N9 bird flu next month | ReutersReuters
Just 3 Genetic Mutations Could Make Bird Flu Strain Fuel Another Human Pandemic: StudyTech Times
Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?NHS Choices

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Reuters

China to vaccinate poultry against H7N9 bird flu next month
Reuters
BEIJING China has decided to vaccinate poultry from next month against the H7N9 bird flu virus, after it claimed hundreds of lives last winter and caused major damage to the industry. The vaccination program will kick off in Guangdong and Guangxi in ...
Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian fluNews-Medical.net
Avian Flu Fast Facts - Erie News Now: News, Weather & Sports | WICU 12 & WSEEErieTVNews
Just 3 Genetic Mutations Could Make Bird Flu Strain Fuel Another Human Pandemic: StudyTech Times
NHS Choices -vet times
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Vanguard

Kaduna loses 37000 fowls to Bird Flu
Vanguard
Director of Veterinary Service in the state Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Samuel Dogo, who was represented by the Avian Influenza Desk Officer in the Ministry, Dr. Abel Williams, told Vanguard the ministry was embarking on massive sensitisation campaign ...

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Agencies discuss responding to mass shootings, disaster preparedness
Tallahassee.com
Law enforcement, first responders and health care professionals from eight Big Bend counties converged at the Civic Center Thursday for a workshop and discussion on terrorism and mass shooting response. Law enforcement and health officials who worked ...


The Independent

Scientists create mutant bird flu to prepare for possibility of deadly global pandemic
The Independent
Deadly strains of bird flu have so far largely been caught by people who work closely with poultry – but scientists fear the virus could mutate and cause the world's next devastating pandemic if it begins to spread from human to human. ... “H7N9 avian ...
A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human PandemicNPR
Bird flu could spread more easily among humans through 3 mutations: researchersCBC.ca
Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely, scientists saySTAT
Medical Xpress -Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Three mutations could make bird flu a potential pandemic -study
Reuters
The World Health Organization said earlier this year that all bird flu viruses need constant monitoring, warning that their constantly changing nature makes them "a persistent and significant threat to public health". At the moment, the H7N9 virus does ...


Yunlin culls 1811 turkeys in avian flu threat
Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)
Taipei, June 15 (CNA) A total of 1,811 turkeys at a poultry farm in Yunlin County were culled on Thursday after it was found to be infected with the avian flu virus, according to the county's Animal and Plant Disease Control Center. The type of avian ...

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The Star Online

Study warns mutations of bird flu virus could cause death worldwide
The Star Online
Beijing: A study published by a prestigious international medical journal has warned that mutations in the bird flu H7N9 virus could lead to a “pandemic” that could cause sickness and death around the world. The study, led by Yu Hongjie and fellow ...
China reports more high-path H7N9 outbreaks in poultryCIDRAP

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