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New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Disaster preparedness: being ready for storms like Harvey
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Hurricane Harvey tested the notion of trying to 'Be Ready For Anything.' Even for those who had a plan, fleeing the floods was traumatic. Preparedness can still be important. New York City firefighter Jason Charles lives in a state of readiness. "I ...


Inquirer.net

Workers get paid for stopping bird flu spread in Pampanga | Inquirer ...
Inquirer.net
BIRD CHECK The government has set up an animal quarantine checkpoint in San Luis town, Pampanga province, after a strain of avian influenza was detected ...
DOH chief: Bird flu under control | SunStarSun.Star
All suspected human cases of bird flu tested negative: Ubial ...Northbound Philippines News Online

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WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

Connecticut senators ask Congress for future disaster preparedness
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
The two senators are urging Congressional leaders to reauthorize and reform the nation's flood insurance program. Related Content: Houston sees glimmer of hope after Harvey but threats loom. The senators are also asking Congress to protect ...


African Independent

South Africa: Minister Senzeni Zokwana - Media Briefing On Avian Influenza
AllAfrica.com
The economic importance of poultry is highlighted by the fact that in the 2016 production cycle, broiler and egg production was still the largest segment of South African Agriculture in Rand value at 18%. The recent outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of ...
SA Poultry Industry Hurting as Avian Flu WorsensThePoultrySite.com

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FiveThirtyEight

Disaster Politics Can Get In The Way Of Disaster Preparedness
FiveThirtyEight
Hurricane Harvey has been battering the Gulf Coast for days. At least 38 people have been confirmed dead, more than 30,000 people are expected to be placed in temporary shelters and thousands more are still missing or stranded. As many as 500,000 ...


African Independent

SA Poultry Industry Hurting as Avian Flu Worsens
ThePoultrySite.com
SOUTH AFRICA - The outbreak of avian influenza in the Western Cape has led to the culling of more than 300,000 chickens in the past two months. IOL reports that according to industry experts, the number of culled chickens will not necessarily result in ...
South Africa: Minister Senzeni Zokwana - Media Briefing On Avian InfluenzaAllAfrica.com
S. Africa culls 60 000 birds as avian flu landsAfrican Independent

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Disaster Preparedness: Be Red Cross Ready
KCBX
While Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression, the catastrophic aftermath continues along the Gulf Coast, as heavy rain continues to move through the region, and warnings of potential flooding remain. Thousands of people have ...

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Talk of the Town (press release)

No human cases of avian flu in SA
Talk of the Town (press release)
Mjokweni said she was not aware of any other avian flu outbreaks in the province. In Rustenburg‚ an outbreak was confirmed in wild ducks that were kept domestically. The North West rural‚ environment and agricultural development department said about ...


Eyewitness News

Agriculture Dept urges caution on vaccination against avian flu
Eyewitness News
As farmers grapple with the highly pathogenic outbreak of the H5N8 strain, the sector wants government's approval to vaccinate. FILE: Ostriches and other birds have been affected by the latest outbreak of Avian Flu. Picture: EWN. H5N8 bird flu ...
Bird flu spreading as cases reach 3 provinces in SAeNCA
Over R50m already lost to bird fluIndependent Online
SA farmers mulls fertilised egg imports as bird flu ravagesCitizen
Chronicle -WHTC -Xinhua
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eNCA

Bird flu spreading as cases reach 3 provinces in SA
eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry (bird flu) "is ongoing" after its emergence in South Africa in June 2017. READ: Eight new outbreaks of bird flu ...
Agriculture Dept urges caution on vaccination against avian fluEyewitness News
SA farmers mulls fertilised egg imports as bird flu ravagesCitizen
South Africa hit by 24 bird flu outbreaks since June | News | 1450 ...WHTC
Independent Online -Reuters -Business Insider
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eNCA

Bird flu spreading as cases reach 3 provinces in SA
eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry (bird flu) "is ongoing" after its emergence in South Africa in June 2017. READ: Eight new outbreaks of bird flu ...
'Bird flu vaccine would have to be based on sound scientific research'Eyewitness News
Over R50m already lost to bird fluIndependent Online
SA farmers mulls fertilised egg imports as bird flu ravagesCitizen
WHTC -Reuters -Xinhua
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South Africa hit by 24 bird flu outbreaks since June
WHTC
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has detected 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu since June, including 10 at commercial chicken farms and three at ostrich farms, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Wednesday. The virus is highly ...

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PREVIEW: Bird flu in Vryheid, 60000 chickens destroyed
Vryheid Herald
EGGBERT Eggs has euthanized 60 000 birds after some of its layer chickens tested positive for bird flu (HPAI H5N8). General manager for Eggbert Eggs, Gawie Rossouw, confirmed in an official press statement released on Tuesday that five birds had begun ...


Independent Online

PHOTO ESSAY: Bird flu grounds racing pigeons
Independent Online
Bird owners should be aware that as soon as their birds travel, they are at increased risk of catching avian influenza and spreading it.” Pigeon racing is the sport of releasing specially trained racing ... The official vet for the organisation, Ockert ...


Times LIVE

No human cases of avian flu in SA - Times LIVE
Times LIVE
There have been no confirmed cases of bird flu in humans in SA‚ the National Institutes of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Wednesday. Media reports ...
UPDATE: Bird flu still prevalent | Rekord EastPretoria East Rekord
Draft compensation guidelines on Avian Influenza to be releasedIndependent Online
Tens of thousands of chickens culled in W CapeeNCA

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Business Day (registration)

Bird flu has not spread to people in SA - BusinessLIVE
Business Day (registration)
There have been no confirmed cases of bird flu in humans in SA, the National Institutes of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Wednesday. Media reports ...
Some 60‚000 birds culled as avian flu lands in KZN - Times LIVETimes LIVE
UPDATE: Bird flu still prevalentPretoria East Rekord
South Africa's poultry industry is hurting as avian flu worsens | IOL ...Independent Online
Vryheid Herald
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Reactivation of GenSan's anti-bird flu task force set
Minda News
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The city government is set to reactivate its special task force against avian influenza or bird flu as it moves to maintain the entire area free from the viral disease. Dr. Antonio Marin, chief of the City Veterinarian's Office ...


Citizen

Pretoria child diagnosed with bird flu
Citizen
Bird flu has reared its head at a school in Centurion. Laerskool Hennopspark principal Jannie Raath confirmed that a warning to this effect had been sent to parents last week, Rekord East reported. “A learner of this school was on Thursday diagnosed ...


Quad City Times

Limoges: Disaster preparedness includes pets
Quad City Times
Hurricane Harvey should be a reminder to all of us that while we can never be fully prepared, there are many things we can do to better our chances should Mother Nature strike. Hailing from the Midwest where tornadoes are a common occurrence, I took ...
Help is on the Way! American Humane Rescue Team Rushing to Help Animals Caught in Path of Monster Storm HarveyMarkets Insider

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Philippine Star

DOH: What you need to know about bird flu, why dengue is deadlier
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — Due to the recent avian flu “state of calamity” in Pampanga wherein around 200,000 birds have been culled, many Filipinos have been afraid of the deadly flu, more so, when only five days ago, reports confirm that the flu can ...

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