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Avian Influenza: a guide to wild birds to look out for
meatinfo.co.uk
With the nights getting longer and the winter chill bringing with it the buzz of Christmas, it will also be carrying a serious threat to the nation's bird-keepers. It is that time of year when avian influenza (AI) blows in from the continent and puts ...


Business Day

Africa must plan for global pandemics
Business Day
Africa needs a continent-wide plan to deal with potential pandemics. Picture: REUTERS. The Titanic had enough lifeboats to accommodate fewer than half of the people on board. It doesn't take much to imagine the scale of that horror: the remaining men ...


CIDRAP

New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine
CIDRAP
In the latest avian flu developments, Bulgaria and South Africa reported outbreaks from highly pathogenic strains, and a US vaccine company announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has conditionally approved the first DNA avian flu ...


ANSA

Bird-flu outbreak at Tivoli (2)
ANSA
(ANSA) - Rome, November 14 - The Lazio regional government said Tuesday that it has set up a "protection zone" as part of "extraordinary health measures" after a outbreak of bird flu was detected at a poultry farm at Tivoli, near Rome. It said the ...


Daily Mail

Why last year's bird flu outbreak could mean our Christmas turkeys cost more: Number reared falls by 15% following culls
Daily Mail
Britain faces a shortage of turkeys and higher prices following a fall of 15 per cent in the number being reared. The bird flu outbreak of last winter saw turkey farmers ordered by Government vets to keep the birds locked inside, rather than allowing ...


CARSTAR Details its Disaster Preparedness Plan
FenderBender
In its simplest form, what should a disaster preparedness plan look like? I would say, one, make sure you have appropriate and proper insurance coverage for your facility. If you're in Texas or Florida, you need to make sure you have flood insurance ...


Science News

Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains
Science News
There have been seven cholera pandemics, or global outbreaks, since the 19th century, when the bacteria spread from its original home on the Indian subcontinent. The seventh one, which began in Indonesia in 1961, reached Africa in 1970 and hit Latin ...


Manila Bulletin

APEC leaders vow to bolster fight vs. terrorism, boost disaster preparedness
Manila Bulletin
DA NANG, Vietnam — Pacific Rim leaders have pledged to boost efforts in fighting terrorism and terror financing as well as boosting disaster preparedness and response during a summit in Vietnam. (REUTERS / MANILA BULLETIN). U.S. President Donald ...
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PR Newswire (press release)

H5N8 'Bird Flu' Pandemic, Now Disruptive in South Africa, Might ...
PR Newswire (press release)
BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins, Ltd.'s Dr. Samuel Bogoch spoke this week on the H5N8 current pandemic 'bird flu' H5N8 at the 3rd annual ...

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Poultry World

Bulgaria and Italy battle bird flu
Poultry World
Four outbreaks of bird flu have been reported across Bulgaria, according to the country's Food Safety Agency. The cases – the first of which was reported in mid-October - have been found in the regions of Dobrich, Sliven, Haskovo and Yambol leading to ...


Business Day

Avian flu could lead to egg and chicken shortages
Business Day
There is a possibility of egg and chicken shortages around the country due to the avian flu outbreak, given the number of chickens that have been culled or killed by the disease, the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has warned. Outbreaks of ...


Eyewitness News

Bird flu: The worst may be over in WC
Eyewitness News
Officials say there've been no new reported bird flu cases in the province, signalling the worst may be over. Tens of thousands of chickens and ducks have died or have been culled after contracting avian influenza. The department's Bronwynne Jooste ...


Dead swan in Shimane found to be infected with avian flu
Japan Today
The Environment Ministry said Thursday a dead wild swan found at a western Japan lake was infected with a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, confirming it as the first bird flu case in the country this season. A detailed examination conducted at ...


Dead swan in Shimane found to be infected with avian flu
Japan Today
The Environment Ministry said Thursday a dead wild swan found at a western Japan lake was infected with a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, confirming it as the first bird flu case in the country this season. A detailed examination conducted at ...


Eyewitness News

No new cases of bird flu in WC this week
Eyewitness News
... Agriculture Department says there've been no new reported bird flu infections in the province this week. It signals a possible positive turning point for the industry. There have been 63 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the province with no ...


St. Lucia News Online

NEMO and St. Lucia Crisis Centre partner for disaster preparedness workshop
St. Lucia News Online
(PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Crisis Centre will be conducting a Disaster Preparedness Workshop in collaboration with National Emergency Management Office on Thursday November 09 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at its Centre. The Workshop is ...

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Business Mirror

PHL chicken exports declining even before discovery of bird flu
Business Mirror
Even before avian influenza (AI) struck Central Luzon, Philippine chicken exports have been declining as government data indicated a double-digit drop in the volume of outbound shipments in the January-to-July period. Data from the Bureau of Animal ...


Bird flu detected in western Japan
Xinhua
TOKYO, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Japan's environment ministry confirmed Thursday that a wild swan found dead in western Japan was infected with a highly pathogenic bird flu. The dead swan was found near Lake Shinji in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture Sunday and ...


Disaster Preparedness for Small Business Owners
Investopedia (blog)
With intense storms and hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as raging fires in California and the West, it is important that you prepare your business for emergencies and natural disasters. If left unprepared, you run the risk of heavy losses ...


No new avian influenza infections in the Western Cape
Bizcommunity.com
There have been no new confirmed avian influenza infections in the Western Cape the past week, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, announced. This signals a possible positive turning point for the industry.

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