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Imperial College London

Imperial flu-expert talks about pandemics and responding to outbreaks
Imperial College London
Professor Steven Riley talks about flu pandemics and the work of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis & Modelling, Imperial College London. Ask someone to name the event that caused the greatest loss of human life in the last 100 years, and they'll ...

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Business Mirror

Demand for corn drops as poultry growers remain wary of bird flu
Business Mirror
He said some poultry growers, particularly smaller ones, may still be awaiting word that avian influenza in Central Luzon has been eradicated before reloading their flocks. “Usually, poultry growers source their day-old chicks [DOCs] abroad. After they ...


Disaster Preparedness Month: Get Involved
The Suburban Times
While the month of September is coming to a close, which means Disaster Preparedness Month is wrapping it, it doesn't mean planning stops now. It is important to get the people and the places you care about prepared for any kind of emergency. Be sure ...


Facets to disaster preparedness
Trinidad News
So far for 2017, the world has seen a plethora of disasters such as the floods in South Sudan, Myanmar and Guinea; earthquakes in Mexico, Philippines and China; drought in Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria; hurricanes in British Virgin Islands and the ...


Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Scouts show Sonoma County about disaster preparedness at fair
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Logan Reuter, 15, a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 9 of Petaluma, spent Sunday afternoon showing kids and their parents how to tie knots — a slipknot, bowline and clove hitch, among others — during the Petaluma Community Emergency ...


MARKET MATTERS: Disaster preparedness
New Haven Register
September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Natural disasters - be they tornadoes, wildfires, floods, or anything in between - can strike with little warning. Taking the time to secure our homes and property is vital, as is taking the time to prepare ...


Farming Life

Poultry keepers urged to take precautions to reduce bird flu risk
Farming Life
Last winter bird flu was found in 13 UK flocks which ranged in size from as few as nine birds to as many as 65,000 birds. Over recent months we have seen a decline in the number of new cases and the UK declared disease freedom on 13th September.


Disaster preparedness education saves more lives
ReliefWeb
Ha Noi, 20 September 2017 - The comprehensive campaign on tsunami awareness and disaster prevention in schools was launched today in Cau Giay High school in Hanoi. The campaign “Schools of Son Tinh” combines education programmes, tsunami ...


SENATORS EYE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CHANGES
Bloomberg BNA
A bipartisan group of senators is taking a closer look at emergency preparedness and care for seniors after disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Committee members and witnesses during a Special Committee on Aging hearing Sept. 20 made it clear ...


TechRepublic

Top 5: Tech tips for disaster preparedness
TechRepublic
Top 5: Tech tips for disaster preparedness. If recent natural disasters have you thinking about emergency readiness, use these five tips as part of your strategy. By Tom Merritt | September 22, 2017, 9:30 AM PST. 0. Email; Print; Reddit; Delicious ...


New Poll Finds Significant Natural Disaster Preparedness Gap Among Americans
Business Wire (press release)
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is encouraging Americans to increase their commitment to natural disaster preparation. A poll taken prior to the storms found ...

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Jakarta Post

Bird flu threat alive and well: Ministry
Jakarta Post
Bird flu threat alive and well: Ministry Better safe than sorry: Officials from South Tangerang's Food Security, Agriculture and Fisheries Agency disinfect BSD Modern Market in South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday as part of the Health Ministry's ...


Disaster Preparedness at Health Facilities in Spotlight
Bloomberg BNA
Stay ahead of developments in federal and state health care law, regulation and transactions with timely, expert news and analysis. By Mike Stankiewicz. A bipartisan group of senators is taking a closer look at emergency preparedness and care for ...

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Eyewitness News

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu
Eyewitness News
The department's Petro van Rhyn said this is the first time the poultry industry is affected by avian influenza. “Previously it only affected ostriches… and going forward, we will continue to work with the private sector to mitigate the impact of the ...


South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
An estimated two million egg laying chickens have been culled since the outbreak of Avian influenza in South Africa about three months ago. This has emerged at a SA Society for Animal Science Conference in Port Elizabeth where the impact of the bird ...


South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
An estimated two million egg laying chickens have been culled since the outbreak of Avian influenza in South Africa about three months ago. This has emerged at a SA Society for Animal Science Conference in Port Elizabeth where the impact of the bird ...


American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control
Bizcommunity.com
American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates from nine countries on avian influenza during a two-day seminar in Pretoria and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza ...


South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
An estimated two million egg laying chickens have been culled since the outbreak of Avian influenza in South Africa about three months ago. This has emerged at a SA Society for Animal Science Conference in Port Elizabeth where the impact of the bird ...


Pine Bluff Commercial

Drill offers tips, tools in disaster preparedness
Pine Bluff Commercial
Area agencies responded to what could've been a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the southwest segment of the New Madrid Seismic Zone as a part of the Jefferson County Community Drill on Wednesday. In light of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes ...


News-Medical.net

UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction
News-Medical.net
The official signboard-hanging ceremony of the Self-powered Mobile Tracker Research Center (SMTRC) took place at UNIST on September 12, 2017. The center, which was selected as the University ICT Research Center for nurturing ICT talents in June of ...

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