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CBS St. Louis

Volunteers Needed for Medical Study in Bird Flu Vaccine « CBS St ...
CBS St. Louis
Saint Louis University researchers study a possible avian flu vaccine.
Bird flu concerns | KIMT 3KIMT 3

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WHO | Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
On 10 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 26 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human ...

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Focus Taiwan News Channel

Bird flu hits Changhua duck farm
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, March 16 (CNA) A total of 1,277 ducks were culled on a farm in Changhua County on Thursday after it was found to be infected with bird flu, the county government said. The farm in Fangyuan Township was confirmed as being infected with the H5 ...


Hospitals & Health Networks

Study Shows World is Unprepared for Pandemics
Hospitals & Health Networks
A study recently published in The BMJ shows that the world is “grossly underprepared” for major outbreaks of infectious diseases despite recent efforts to combat the Ebola and Zika viruses. Predicting more frequent outbreaks of infectious diseases ...

On 10 March 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 26 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.

Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds
ABC News
Malaysian authorities raised an alert for a northeastern state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages. Some 24,000 birds have been culled in Kelantan state since the H5N1 strain was reported March 6 ...
How to eat poultry safely amid Kelantan bird flu outbreakTODAYonline
Bird flu has not spread to humans, says health ministerFree Malaysia Today

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Free Malaysia Today

How to eat poultry safely amid Kelantan bird flu outbreak
TODAYonline
He said inspections by Kelantan state and district authorities till Wednesday have not found any sign the avian flu has affected humans despite an increase in the number of H5N1 positive areas, but noted that public anxiety is high on whether or not ...
Malaysia raises bird flu alertThe Australian
Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birdsDaily Journal
Bird flu has not spread to humans, says health ministerFree Malaysia Today

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The Japan Times

Japan looks to update flu measures after avian influenza outbreak
The Japan Times
Government officials and scientists are moving to update countermeasures for a possible influenza pandemic after this winter's global spread of avian flu. Researchers plan to review the government's death toll estimate from a possible flu pandemic that ...

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Chetekalert

Second farm found with avian flu in US
Riverine Herald
A strain of low pathogenic H5N2 avian flu has been discovered in a flock of 84000 turkeys in Barron County, Wisconsin, the US Department of Agriculture said in a report posted on the website of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE ...
Turkeys with avian flu will be quarantinedChetekalert

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
Between 24 February and 7 March 2017, a total of 58 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection have been reported to WHO from mainland China and China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). On 24 February 2017, the National ...

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Mother Jones

Bird Flu is on the Rise—But the GOP Wants to Downsize the Agencies That Track It
Mother Jones
For the second time in three years, a strain of avian flu is on the move through large-scale US chicken farms, alighting in Tennessee last week and more recently (in a milder form) in neighboring Alabama. Neither are known to infect humans. Public ...

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KIWARadio.com

Ag Secretary Says Poultry Producers Vigilant Against Bird Flu
KIWARadio.com
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, and Spirit Lake Farmer, Bill Northey says cases of the two types of avian influenza that have been found in Tennessee and Wisconsin are another reminder to be alert. Northwest Iowa was especially hard hit by the bird flu ...
Northey highlights avian influenza preparations following confirmation of the disease in the USDickinson County News
Ag Secretary says poultry producers take lots of precautions against ...Radio Iowa
New Bird Flu Cases Reported in US; Iowa Producers ConcernedIowa Public Radio
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Between 24 February and 7 March 2017, a total of 58 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection have been reported to WHO from mainland China and China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).

The Zimbabwean

CiZC Statement on Zimbabwe's Disaster Preparedness
The Zimbabwean
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition calls on the Government of Zimbabwe to improve its disaster management and response mechanisms in a bid to cushion citizens from the adverse effects of natural disasters such as the floods experienced this year ...

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Agrimoney.com | World bird flu epidemic a 'boost for Brazil's chicken ...
Agrimoney.com
JBS boss Wesley Batista says the meat giant's Brazilian chicken arm will benefit from bird flu in competitor countries, and easing corn prices.

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PDLs get disaster preparedness tips | SunStar
Sun.Star
ALMOST a hundred selected person deprived of liberty (PDL) from Baguio City Jail, together with some of the jail officers, were given disaster preparedness tips through the Office of Civil Defense Cordillera (OCD-CAR) Information Officer Franzes Ivy ...


ConsumerAffairs

Bird flu suspected at Alabama poultry farms
ConsumerAffairs
Photo (c) rubberball - Fotolia State agriculture officials and executives at a major poultry operation have announced thousands of chickens at three farms have been euthanized over the suspected presence of bird flu. The company, Aviagen, said it found ...

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Bird Flu Redux: Time to Raise the H7N9 Red Flag?
MedPage Today
Since the poll posted, 60% of responders said "No" to the question, "Is Scott Gottlieb, MD, the right choice for FDA commissioner?" The H7N9 flu outbreak in China may be the worst we've seen. Now, MedPage Today asks: 2017-03-15T09:00:00-0400.


Channel NewsAsia

Kelantan declares 'disaster' over bird flu spread; no human infections so far
Channel NewsAsia
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan on Wednesday (Mar 15) declared a disaster to fight the outbreak of H5N1 avian flu after the virus spread to two more districts - Pasir Putih and Bachok. The highly pathogenic bird flu virus was ...


AL.com

Bird flu suspected in Alabama
Fox News
“With three investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama on three separate premises we feel that the stop movement order is the most effective way to implement biosecurity for all poultry in our state,” Dr. Tony Frazier, a state veterinarian ...
Bird flu suspected in poultry in north AlabamaAL.com
Alabama officials probe 3 possible cases of bird fluWRCB-TV
Alabama Ag Officials Look Into 3 Possible Cases of Bird FluU.S. News & World Report
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