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Independent Online

Quantum Foods severely hampered by Avian flu outbreak | IOL ...
Independent Online
Egg producer Quantum Foods on Monday temporarily closed down the remaining two sites of the Lemoenkloof commercial layer farm.
Spread of bird flu ruffles Quantum Foods' feathers - BusinessLIVEBusiness Day (registration)

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Eyewitness News

Humanitarian relief plan as Western Cape battles avian flu
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - A humanitarian relief plan is being drafted this week to support farming communities in the Western Cape affected by the outbreak of avian flu. Two million birds have been culled in the province since the outbreak in June. Economic ...
Over 2 million birds now dead in Western Cape's worst bird flu outbreakFin24
30 ostrich farms under quarantine due to Avian FluIndependent Online
Bird flu costs the Western Cape an estimated R800m in production lossesCitizen
South African Broadcasting Corporation
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Texas Public Radio

Pandemics, Evacuations, Disasters: How Does Bexar County Prepare For An Emergency?
Texas Public Radio
From power outages and cyber-attacks to threats of terrorism and wildfires, management and preparedness is more than just about avoiding high-water areas during a heavy storm. Advanced planning can help save lives during an emergency affecting ...


Business Day (registration)

Spread of bird flu ruffles Quantum Foods' feathers - BusinessLIVE
Business Day (registration)
Egg producer Quantum Foods' share price fell 13% to R2.60 on Monday after it said avian influenza had spread to more of its hen houses in the Western Cape.

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Bird flu pulls down demand for Philippine corn
UkrAgroConsult
Poultry growers in the bird-flu affected areas in the Philippines are hesitant to restock their flocks, causing farmgate corn prices to dip below USD0.19 per kg. Prices of yellow corn ranged from USD0.23-0.25 per kg in August. The Philippine Maize ...


Eyewitness News

World of Birds to remain open for visitors despite bird flu outbreak
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN – Despite an outbreak of bird flu at the World of Birds in Hout Bay, the sanctuary will remain open to visitors. World of Birds' Hendrik Louw says the virus was first picked up in a chicken. “The public is made aware of it immediately as they ...


Diverse and Local Humanitarians Essential for Disaster ... - ReliefWeb
ReliefWeb
Monday 2 October 2017 (Suva, Fiji) – “Humanitarian preparedness and response must include the voices and action of all in society, to ensure that humanitarian ...

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Agencies, LGUs commended for bird flu response | SunStar
Sun.Star
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) has passed a resolution commending national government agencies and local ...

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Eyewitness News

World of Birds in CT hit by bird flu
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - Staff are pulling together after an outbreak of avian influenza at Africa's largest bird park situated in Cape Town. At least 62 cases of the deadly H5N8 influenza strain which include an outbreak among poultry and non-poultry animals have ...


Bakersfield Now

Disaster preparedness tips for senior citizens
Bakersfield Now
In the event of a disaster our elderly loved ones need their own disaster plan due their own unique needs. Laurie Sproul is a Risk Manager with Action Partnership of Kern, she explains most families don't take into account how important it is to ...

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WTVY, Dothan

Opportunity for faith groups to get disaster preparedness training
WTVY, Dothan
COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — There is an opportunity for free training for all faith-based organizations, volunteer organizations active in disaster (VOAD) or any one interest in this subject. The Coffee County EMA is offering the chance for local ...


hays Post

BEECH: Disaster preparedness tips for pet owners
hays Post
This month, I worked with Alicia Boor, Cottonwood District Ag Agent based in Great Bend, to present disaster preparedness programs in both our counties. While my presentations focused on preparing your home, family and finances for disaster, Alicia's ...
National Preparedness & National Service: How Corps Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to DisastersHuffPost
National Preparedness Month Has a Catchy Slogan and That's About AllNext City
Be prepared: The key to handling disastersCapitol Weekly

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vet times

RVC researchers find link to spread of avian flu in Asia
vet times
A team of researchers has established a link between the use of free-grazing ducks to help farm the land in Vietnam and the spread of avian influenza (AI) within the country. Free-grazing ducks are a central part of traditional farming methods in ...


Farmer's Weekly

Dumping, bird flu, cripples SA poultry and grain producers
Farmer's Weekly
He said that the local grain industry would have supplied 1,5 million tons of maize to local poultry producers as feed, but losses to avian influenza had reduced demand. He added that imported poultry did not eat local grains, reducing demand even further.


Bird flu: poultry farmers urge govt to hasten compensation
The Nation Newspaper
As part of measures to re-launch production, poultry farmers demanded compensation from the government for losses incurred during the avian flu scourge in the country. According to the association, some farmers are waiting to access the government's ...


The Garden City Telegram

Disaster preparedness tips for pet owners
The Garden City Telegram
As we near the end of September, our Prepare Kansas campaign soon will draw to a close. The goal of this K-State Research and Extension campaign has been to help Kansans become better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. Although many ...
National Preparedness & National Service: How Corps Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to DisastersHuffPost
National Preparedness Month Has a Catchy Slogan and That's About AllNext City
Be prepared: The key to handling disastersCapitol Weekly

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Medical Xpress

App-based citizen science experiment could help researchers predict future pandemics
Medical Xpress
There are flu outbreaks every year but in the last 100 years, there have been four pandemics of a particularly deadly flu, including the Spanish Influenza outbreak which hit in 1918, killing up to 100 million people worldwide. Nearly a century later, ...
Can an APP prevent the next pandemic disease? Terrifying programme simulates what would happen if a deadly virus ...Daily Mail
The 10 deadliest epidemics throughout historyHealth24

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WNEM Saginaw

Neighborhood group teaches disaster preparedness
WNEM Saginaw
The year 2017 has been filled with natural disasters ranging from the damage done by hurricanes this path month to the historic flooding we experienced in-Mid-Michigan. >>Slideshow: Historic flooding hit Mid-Michigan in June<<. Now, a local ...


Fin24

Massive cull to stop avian flu costs Zim company $7.2m
Fin24
Harare - Irvine's, one of Zimbabwe's largest food producers, suffered losses of $7.2m after culling chickens due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Irvine's parent company Innscor on Wednesday said that it had culled 835 000 birds ...


ThePoultrySite.com

H5N3 Avian Influenza Outbreak Reported in France
ThePoultrySite.com
FRANCE - Dr Loic Evain has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Maine-et-Loire. According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the outbreak was reported on 26 September after presence of the H5N3 strain was ...

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