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KTBS

A&M-Texarkana host free disaster preparedness course Jan. 9-10
KTBS
TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Office of Extended Education and Community Development will host a free disaster preparedness course presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Jan. 9-10 on the A&M-Texarkana ...


Malaya

Bird-flu case in Cabiao to delay resumption of chicken exports
Business Mirror
Exporters would have to wait until the first quarter of 2018 for the Philippines to regain its bird flu-free status, after a new case of avian influenza (AI) was discovered in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. The discovery of AI in a layer farm in Cabiao, Nueva ...
Bird flu outbreak avertedMalaya
Surveillance activities on bird flu in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija still ongoingManila Bulletin

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Rappler

New avian flu outbreak hits Philippines
Xinhua
"When the tests turned out positive, (Rivera) ordered the immediate culling of 42,000 heads of egg layers completing the task on November 22," Piñol said in a Facebook post. He said the local officials and veterinarians from the local agriculture ...
Piñol says new bird flu case in Nueva Ecija 'contained' - RapplerRappler
Department of Agriculture confirms new bird flu case | Headlines ...Philippine Star
Piñol says bird flu in Nueva Ecija farm contained | News | GMA ...GMA News
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The Independent

Government's chief vet says supermarket plan to stop selling non-free range eggs 'regrettable'
The Independent
... work is needed on barn production.” In response to Mr Gibbens's position, other leading vets wrote a letter to The Times. “Such a brazen endorsement by the UK's foremost veterinary adviser is extremely disappointing,” they said. “Overcrowding and ...
Chief vet defends support of larger hen cagesBBC News
Outcry as chief vet Nigel Gibbens backs keeping chickens in cagesThe Times

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The Hindu

Ockhi raises questions on disaster preparedness
The Hindu
The kin of fishermen from Poonthura in the capital who have gone missing at sea protest against the delay in launch of search and rescue efforts on FridayS. GopakumarS_GOPAKUMAR. Special Correspondent. Thiruvananthapuram, December 02, 2017 00:00 IST ...

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GMA News

Piñol says bird flu in Nueva Ecija farm contained | News | GMA ...
GMA News
The recently reported case of avian influenza in a poultry farm in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija has been "successfully contained" by the local officials of the province and workers of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Saturday ...
Department of Agriculture confirms new bird flu casePhilippine Star
Piñol says new bird flu case in Nueva Ecija 'contained' - RapplerRappler
DA: 42,000 chickens culled had bird flu | Inquirer NewsInquirer.net
Xinhua -Manila Bulletin
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Philippine Star

Department of Agriculture confirms new bird flu case
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — Almost four months since the first outbreak, the Department of Agriculture (DA) disclosed yesterday there has been another incident of avian influenza in the country, but stressed there is no reason to panic as the bird flu is ...
DA: 42000 chickens culled had bird fluInquirer.net
DA chief confirms bird flu in Nueva Ecija poultry farmPhilippine Canadian Inquirer

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Ockhi raises questions overState's disaster preparedness
The Hindu
Cyclone Ockhi not only left a trail of destruction across South Kerala, but also raised questions over the State's preparedness to deal with major natural calamities affecting tens of thousands of families. Even as the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force ...

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New Smithsonian Exhibition Explores Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Infection Control Today
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Great Influenza, a pandemic that took the lives of 50 million to 100 million people — between 3 percent and 5 percent of the world's population at that time. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History ...


New insurance launched to cover bird 'flu risk'
Politics.co.uk
As winter arrives and migratory birds return to the UK, the prospect of renewed outbreaks of avian influenza becomes a threat to shoots and estates. BASC, working with AIM Risk Services, previously launched shoot cancellation cover which included a ...


Piñol allays fear over new bird flu case in Nueva Ecija
The Manila Times
“It [latest discovered avian flu infection]has no effect on humans. There is not outbreak. No alarm, No one- kilometer radius to cull of fowls even seven-kilometer radius [to keep away from]. No quarantine and no quarantine checkpoint [is imposed ...

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GMA News

Avian flu virus hits Cabiao poultry farm, DA's Piñol confirms
GMA News
A poultry farm in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija has been hit by the avian flu virus, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol confirmed on Friday. Piñol made the confirmation when he attended a Christmas party in Cabanatuan City on Friday morning, according to a report ...


The Korea Herald

Bird flu poses no major risk in effort to reintroduce crested ibises to wild
The Korea Herald
CHANGNYEONG, South Korea -- Possible outbreaks of avian influenza are expected to pose no major risk to South Korea's efforts to reintroduce crested ibises to the wild, the restoration center for the internationally protected birds said Friday. The ...

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Improving Access and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Samoa
Reliefweb
Samoa has implemented the Enhanced Road Access Project to restore important road assets damaged by extreme weather, also to enhance the climate resilience of critical roads and bridges. One of the actions under the project is to help remove barriers ...

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Disaster preparedness
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Disaster preparedness provides a platform to design effective, realistic and coordinated planning, reduces duplication of efforts and increase the overall effectiveness of National Societies, household and community members disaster preparedness and ...


GMA News

40000 chickens culled due to avian flu scare in Nueva Ecija
GMA News
A poultry farm in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, possibly hit by avian influenza virus is being monitored by the Department of Agriculture (DA) after it culled at least 40,000 of its livestock, a report on QRT said Thursday. Cabiao is the town next to San Isidro ...
No reason to panic over culling of 40000 chickens in Nueva EcijaUNTV News

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Induction of a robust immune response against avian influenza virus following transdermal inoculation with H5-DNA ...
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: This study was aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity of recombinant plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), pBud-H5-green fluorescent protein (GFP)-interferon-regulatory factor (IRF)3 following delivery using polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer and ...


Bird flu hits South Korea
The Scottish Farmer
According to officials, the outbreak of this H5N6 strain was the country's first bird flu outbreak this winter. However, South Korea's worst ever bird flu outbreak was experienced between last November and this March, with millions of chickens and ...


Deseret News

Trump endangers funds that prevent pandemics, Pulitzer winner and 'Contagion' consultant says at BYU
Deseret News
Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize winner for her reporting on the 1995 Ebola epidemic in Kikwit, Zaire, spoke at a BYU forum in the Marriott Center on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. PROVO — President Trump and other populist world leaders are dismantling ...


shropshirestar.com

Avian flu could be on its way to Shropshire this winter
shropshirestar.com
Mr Cathwray said: “Owners should remember the bird flu prevention measures last year and make sure they are prepared if it happens again this year.” The European Commission has announced that the EU rules allowing eggs from hens kept indoors due to ...

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