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Bird flu is BACK: Deadly H5 virus could ‘spread around the globe’ in just days – Daily Star


Daily Star

Bird flu is BACK: Deadly H5 virus could 'spread around the globe' in just days
Daily Star
Urgent DNA tests were conducted after 200 birds suddenly died in just hours at a farm in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan. Officials have now confirmed it IS the deadly H5 strain of the virus and could even be the SAME super-resistant H5N1 strain that
Japan culls 112000 chickens after bird flu outbreakChina Post

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

First hurdle cleared to stamp out bird flu – The Japan Times


First hurdle cleared to stamp out bird flu
The Japan Times
KUMAMOTO – The Kumamoto Prefectural Government said Wednesday that it has finished taking all steps necessary to prevent an epidemic of bird flu, after infections by a highly pathogenic strain were confirmed at two chicken farms Sunday. If there are no …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:34 pm

Breeding ground for bird flu – The Arctic Journal


The Arctic Journal

Breeding ground for bird flu
The Arctic Journal
Now, though, a group of Icelandic scientists, together with colleagues from the US, have concluded that the island may be a crucible for bird flu. The research, published in the scientific journal Plos One, involved studies of 1,000 wild birds caught

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 10:03 am

Shanghai Street View: Bird Flu Takes Flight – Seeking Alpha


Shanghai Street View: Bird Flu Takes Flight
Seeking Alpha
Amid the spring fever, few people seem to recall that Shanghai at this time last year was a far different place, gripped by fear as the new and unknown H7N9 strain of bird flu swept through the city. The dramatic difference between last year and this

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:15 am

Kyushu farmers on alert after bird flu resurfaces – The Japan Times


Kyushu farmers on alert after bird flu resurfaces
The Japan Times
KUMAMOTO – Poultry farmers in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures are on high alert following an outbreak of avian flu at two farms in the neighboring town of Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, over the weekend that forced the prefecture to cull 112,000 birds.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 1:04 pm

112000 chickens culled at Kumamoto Farms in bid to curb bird flu outbreak – The Japan Times


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112000 chickens culled at Kumamoto Farms in bid to curb bird flu outbreak
The Japan Times
Racing to contain an avian flu outbreak, about 400 workers culled 112,000 birds at two Kumamoto chicken farms from Sunday night through Monday. After bagging up the live chickens, the workers, dressed in white protective suits, surgical masks and
Bird flu outbreak reported in JapanDeutsche Welle
Japan orders chicken cull to contain bird fluAljazeera.com
Japan restricts chicken shipments after bird flu outbreakChicago Tribune
Scientific American
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 4:03 am

Suspected outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered at two Kumamoto farms – The Japan Times


Suspected outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered at two Kumamoto farms
The Japan Times
The agriculture ministry announced Sunday a suspected outbreak of bird flu that killed at least 1,100 chickens at a farm in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, prompting the prefectural government to order the culling of 112,000 chickens kept there and at

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 7:57 am

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people – Los Angeles Times


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Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people
Los Angeles Times
… a biological attack. Yet despite the fact that the H5N1 avian influenza has killed 60% of the 650 humans known to be infected since it was identified in Hong Kong 17 years ago, the “bird flu” virus has yet to evolve a means of spreading easily
Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals, study findsCanada.com
Health officials concerned that deadly bird flu could soon pass easily between The Week Magazine
H5N1 bird flu mere 5 mutations away from spreading to people: How to protect Tech Times
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Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:20 pm

Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious
NPR (blog)
In 2011, Ron Fouchier and his team at Erasmus Medical Center took the H5N1 flu virus and made it more contagious. Now the team has published another study with more details on the exact genetic changes needed to do the trick. The H5N1 bird flu is …

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 9:21 pm

New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns – National Geographic


National Geographic

New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns
National Geographic
That question has been at the heart of controversy over what should be published about avian flu. A new study by virologist Ron Fouchier and researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands explores the ability of the H5N1 bird flu strain to …

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 4:37 pm

Bird Flu – Yahoo News Search Results

Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just five mutations to spread easily in people

It's a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:57 am

Bird flu alert in Japan as deadly H5 virus is confirmed on farm

The slaughter of hundreds of thousands of chickens was today under way as efforts began to halt the spread of the virus after it was detected at a farm in Kumamoto.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:48 pm

Japan Curbs Chicken Shipments Following Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan has curbed the shipment of almost 400,000 chickens in the Kumamoto prefecture in the south following the nation's first occurrence of bird flu in three years. The restrictions will be lifted in early May if the outbreak is contained, an Agriculture Ministry official, Yoshihiro Kawada, told Bloomberg. About 112,000 chickens will be slaughtered by local authorities on 14 April, media reports …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 10:10 am

Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan started culling yesterday following the discovery of the H-5 avian influenza virus that killed about 1,100 chickens in a farm in Taragi town in the prefecture. The other one in a nearby village is owned by the same operator of the infected farm, Kawada said.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 3:14 am

Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday. The highly pathogenic H5 virus was detected through genetic testing of chickens at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture in the south, the ministry said on its Website. A total of 1,100 …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 5:52 am

New bird flu strain linked to death of Chinese woman

Woman in Nanchang was infected with H10N8 bird flu virus, a strain not previously found in people Chinese authorities have said a 73-year-old woman has died after being infected with a bird flu strain not previously found in people, a development that the World Health Organisation called "worrisome". China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the woman in Nanchang had been infected …

Posted on 12 April 2014 | 9:14 pm

Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals, study finds

TORONTO – As few as five mutations can give an H5N1 bird flu virus the capacity to transmit among mammals instead of birds, a study published Thursday reveals. But it may give pause to those who argue that a bird flu virus cannot evolve to become transmissible from human to human. The research is the latest in a series of so-called gain of function studies, controversial experiments that …

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 9:21 pm

Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious

Researchers ignited a debate three years ago when they changed a deadly flu virus so that it could spread between people. Only five mutations are needed to turn the virus into a pandemic threat.

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 7:22 pm

New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns

The H5N1 avian flu virus isn't known to be transmissible through the air, but a study released Thursday shows how mutations to the virus could give it that ability.

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 5:28 pm