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Avian Flu Scan for May 09, 2017
CIDRAP
A series of tests with low-pathogenic and highly pathogenic strains of H7N8 avian flu involved in Indiana poultry farm outbreaks in 2016 found that turkeys are highly susceptible and show different symptoms than infected chickens do. Researchers from ...


Times of India

In quake-prone Noida, do people prioritize disaster-preparedness?
Times of India
If you work in Noida or Greater Noida, you've probably experienced more than one earthquake while sitting at your desk in your office. But do residents and workers in Noida, which is quite prone to earthquakes, know what to do when disaster strikes ...

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On 30 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 18 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
On 30 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 18 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.


Yorkshire Post

Bird classes abandoned as Otley falls victim to avian flu
Yorkshire Post
The latest case of avian flu was confirmed in a backyard flock of nine chickens and ducks at Thornton, near Blackpool, last weekend. It followed the culling of around 30 birds at a small chicken farm nearby. Public Health England said the risk to ...


Laboratory Equipment

Deadly Bird Flu Strain H7N9 Could be Next Pandemic
Laboratory Equipment
“Samples from the fifth epidemic demonstrate that these viruses contain a four-amino acid insertion in a host protease cleavage site in the HA protein that is characteristic of highly-pathogenic avian influenza viruses,” they write. But there are ...


Noiseporn

Tom Staar & Corey James Get Sick With "Bird Flu"
Noiseporn
“I was always a big fan of Tom Staar's music and collaborating with him on 'Bird Flu' was a great creative experience. We set out to create something that would work well across club dance floors as well as have the 'main stage' festival appeal. Hope ...


Chickens at Taipei market infected with bird flu
Taipei Times
... been confirmed to be infected with avian influenza subtype H5, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office said yesterday. Veterinarians at the market on Saturday night and early on Sunday notified the office about suspected avian flu symptoms in the ...


China Reports 24 More H7N9 Avian Flu Cases, 9 Fatal
ThePoultrySite.com
CHINA - China continues to see a steady pace of new H7N9 avian flu infections late into the season, with 24 cases reported over the past week, including at least one from a province that had never reported one before. Hong Kong's Centre for Health ...


Avian Influenza Found in Mexico
KTIC
In March, a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc, the first discovered in the United States this year. Different strains of avian flu have been detected across Asia ...


Blackpool Gazette

Second out-break of Avian flu found in flock near Thornton
Blackpool Gazette
... in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading. We have published full details of the controls in place." This case follows the culling of around 30 birds at a small chicken farm in Thornton after bird flu was ...
Bird flu confirmed in Taipei wholesale poultry marketTaiwan News
Two Lancashire backyard flocks hit by bird flu in two daysFG Insight
Two bird flu cases confirmed in the UKIrish Independent
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EverythingLubbock.com

Texas State Guard Conducts Annual Disaster Preparedness Training
EverythingLubbock.com
Texas State Guard members from across the state spent a day at Camp Mabry Saturday as part of their annual disaster training event.

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BBC News

Chickens culled as bird flu found at second Lancashire farm
BBC News
A second outbreak of avian flu in two days has been found at Lancashire farms, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. The H5N8 strain was confirmed in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Thornton-Cleveleys.
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KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Lompoc holds disaster preparedness event - KSBY.com | San Luis ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
KSBY News is the NBC affiliate for the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria areas of central California.

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ITV News

Second UK bird flu outbreak confirmed
ITV News
It comes after a number of birds in a flock of about 30 chickens died at a farm near Thornton on Thursday and a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks at a nearby farm near Thornton-Cleveleys was confirmed to also have avian flu on Saturday. A ...


KXAN.com

Texas State Guard conducts annual disaster preparedness training
KXAN.com
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas State Guard members from across the state spent a day at Camp Mabry for the annual training event Saturday afternoon. The training consists of shelter management operations, web-based emergency operations, evacuation ...

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PoliticusUSA

A New Global Warming Threat: Future Pandemics Await Us in Melting Polar Ice
PoliticusUSA
Repeated pandemics contributed to the collapse of the Roman Empire. These including The Antonine Plague of 165–180 AD and the more famous Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries which may have claimed as many as 100 million people.


CIDRAP

China reports 24 more H7N9 avian flu cases, 9 fatal
CIDRAP
China continues to see a steady pace of new H7N9 avian flu infections late into the season, with 24 cases reported over the past week, including at least one from a province that had never reported one before. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection ...


FOX 10 News Phoenix

CDC is tracking emerging, deadly bird flu in China
FOX 10 News Phoenix
"Our scientists are taking that strain from the new bird flu viruses and making a candidate vaccine virus that can be used to hand off to companies, so that the flu vaccine manufacturers can make a new vaccine against that bird flu strain." It could ...

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