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UN Dispatch

Avian flu surveillance efforts. Credit: Province of British Columbia
UN Dispatch
For the first time, a new strain of bird flu was transmitted human-to-human. This is highly unusual–and could be the first sign ... However, avian influenza is not contagious from person to person – it spreads bird to person. The pandemic of 1918 was ...


Mason City Globe Gazette

Iowa poultry industry back from bird flu
Mason City Globe Gazette
Two years ago, a large chunk of Iowa's poultry industry disappeared in the wake of an outbreak of avian influenza. Today, the industry has not only been rebuilt but is showing some growth. “2015 was really a learning experience for the industry,” says ...


OUPblog (blog)

Pandemics in the age of Trump
OUPblog (blog)
If Donald Trump's administration maintains its commitments to stoking nationalism, reducing foreign aid, and ignoring or denying science, the United States and the world will be increasingly vulnerable to pandemics. When these positions are reversed ...


Fox 4

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday
Fox 4
The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday June 2 and ends Sunday night June 4. During this holiday, items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax does not apply to the rental or repair of ...
Save on hurricane supplies with disaster preparedness sales tax holiday7News - WSVN-TV
Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4Tampa Bay Newspapers
Florida "disaster prep" sales tax holiday starts Friday, June 2ActionNewsJax.com
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Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

4 Ways President Trump's Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness
Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
In a recent post I explained how cuts to FEMA's budget would make disasters more costly and harmful. The Trump administration's full budget proposal, released earlier this week, details its plans for cuts to the agency's funding. The damaging cuts ...

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Public Finance International

Most countries 'still chronically underprepared' for pandemics
Public Finance International
A report, published today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), stressed the need to break the cycle of “panic and neglect” that has dominated the world's approach to pandemics so far. It called instead for lessons to be ...
WB: Nations ill-prepared for pandemicsShanghai Daily (subscription)
Nations failing to invest in prevention of pandemics: reportdomain-B
Next pandemic could cost 'millions of lives, trillions of dollars,' World Bank group saysRT
The Manila Times -Nigeria Today -CNBC
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ITV News

Bird flu precautions in Jersey lifted
ITV News
Precautions to stop the spread of bird flu in Jersey have been largely lifted, the States Vet has said, after an outbreak of bird flu in Europe. Bird shows had been banned since January but are now being allowed. Individual licenses needed to import ...


ReliefWeb

Enabling Communities to Manage Risks: Community Based Disaster Preparedness - Southasiadisasters.net Issue No ...
ReliefWeb
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the most important theme of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held at Cancun, Maxico. Community Based Disaster Preparedness: Enabling Communities to Manage Risks. It primarily focuses on how ...

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TheCable

World Bank laments inadequate preparation for pandemics
TheCable
The World Bank has said that nations are failing to invest enough money to prevent the potential global spread of disease that could kill millions of people and cripple economies. In a report on Thursday, the World Bank said if faced with a pandemic, ...
Nations failing to invest in prevention of pandemics: reportdomain-B
Next pandemic could cost 'millions of lives, trillions of dollars,' World Bank group saysRT
After Ebola and Zika, Most Countries Still Not Prepared for a PandemicThe FINANCIAL
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Chronicle

Zim records progress in disaster preparedness
Chronicle
ZIMBABWE has since 2015 registered significant progress in meeting the requirements of the Sendai Framework that seeks to boost countries' resilience in the face of disasters. This emerged ahead of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ...
How Long Must Communities in Disaster Prone Areas Remain Hopeful?ReliefWeb

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Kashmir Observer

DMRRD organizes disaster preparedness awareness programme at ...
Kashmir Observer
Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Department and Reconstruction of Jehlum - Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) today organized a one day ...

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Reliefweb

The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan
Reliefweb
This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan. The analysis finds that several hypotheses described at the start of this report are particularly ...


Valley News Live

Pillowcases help teach students about disaster preparedness
Valley News Live
Hawley, Minn. (Valley News Live): Hawley Elementary school students are better prepared to handle emergency situations after an American Red Cross presentation Tuesday. Students in third, fourth and fifth grade learned about fire safety and other ...


Citifmonline

Poultry industry near collapse over no compensation for bird flu
Citifmonline
The constant refusal by government to pay debts owed the poultry industry is fast sending the industry to its knees. This is the 'cry' of some poultry farmers in the country. The latest brawl to hit the industry is government's refusal to pay poultry ...

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Farm and Dairy

Poultry farmers should always be prepared for avian flu - Farm and ...
Farm and Dairy
SALEM, Ohio — So far, Ohio poultry producers have dodged an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that killed millions of birds in the U.S. ...

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Farm and Dairy

Poultry farmers should always be prepared for avian flu
Farm and Dairy
SALEM, Ohio — So far, Ohio poultry producers have dodged an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that killed millions of birds in the U.S. just a few years ago. But that doesn't mean producers should let their guard down. “We've ...

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Lincoln Park CERT to offer class on disaster preparedness
Southgate News Herald
Those enrolled in the course learn about disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism and more. The three-day course is designed to provide the basic skills needed in major disasters, which increases the ...


Bird flu to increase foreign demand for African lovebirds
Business Mirror
In Photo: Some breeders of lovebirds perform a pictorial of their pets. African lovebird breeder Rogelio Sicat Jr. recommends that beginners should buy from a breeder with a Wildlife Farm Permit, especially if there are plans to engage in trading in ...


Press and Journal

Royal Highland Show poultry classes cancelled over bird flu fears
Press and Journal
Continuing fears over the threat of avian flu means there will be no poultry classes at this year's Royal Highland Show. The decision was taken by show organisers the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) after discussions with ...


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
On 13 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.

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