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Japan bird flu same as seen in S. Korea – The Japan News


Japan bird flu same as seen in S. Korea
The Japan News
Jiji Press The farm ministry said Thursday that the highly pathogenic avian influenza found at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture has been confirmed to be the H5N8 subtype, the same virus strain as the bird flu found in South Korea. The ministry
Kumamoto bird flu identified as H5N8, thought new to JapanMainichi Daily News

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

Bird Flu Continues to Spread in N. Korea – Voice of America


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Bird Flu Continues to Spread in N. Korea
Voice of America
North Korea has reported another outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at a chicken factory in the capital Pyongyang. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) made the announcement in a report based on data provided by North Korea's Agriculture Ministry.
N. Korea says bird flu spreading following additional outbreak: reportYonhap News

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:56 pm

Kumamoto bird flu strain ID’d as H5N8, new to Japan – The Japan Times


Kumamoto bird flu strain ID'd as H5N8, new to Japan
The Japan Times
The avian influenza found in chickens in Kumamoto Prefecture has been identified as the H5N8 virus, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said it found H5N8 in samples from birds at a farm in Kumamoto …

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:39 pm

Authorities declare country bird flu-free, warn of foot-and-mouth epidemic – VietNamNet Bridge


VietNamNet Bridge

Authorities declare country bird flu-free, warn of foot-and-mouth epidemic
VietNamNet Bridge
The last five bird flu-affected localities, including Khanh Hoa, Vinh Long, Ha Giang, Binh Thuan and Ben Tre, reported no new infections over the last 21 days, the period determined by the animal health department for localities to announce an end to

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:19 am

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

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
Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu OutbreakBloomberg
Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011Reuters
Japan orders chicken cull to contain bird fluAljazeera.com
Deutsche Welle -The West Australian
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 4:03 am

Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112000 chickens to be culled – Nikkei Asian Review


Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112000 chickens to be culled
Nikkei Asian Review
KUMAMOTO, Japan (Kyodo) — Two chickens tested positive Sunday for a highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Kumamoto Prefecture where 1,100 chickens have died, setting off the culling through Monday of some 112,000 birds, the local and central …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 7:59 am

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 …
Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in peopleLos Angeles Times
Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More ContagiousNPR (blog)
Only 5 mutations needed to make bird flu more contagious, study saysFox News
Canada.com -The Week Magazine -Tech Times
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Posted on 10 April 2014 | 4:37 pm

Bird Flu – Yahoo News Search Results

Bird Flu Continues to Spread in N. Korea

North Korea has reported another outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at a chicken factory in the capital Pyongyang. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) made the announcement in a report based on data provided by North Korea's Agriculture Ministry. According to the report, birds at a Pyongyang chicken factory began to die on March 27. Earlier this month, the North’s state media reported on an …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:56 pm

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

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

Bird Flu Spreads in DPRK

Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) — Bird flu recently occurred again in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in the wake of similar case found in April last year.

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:18 am

Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven

Britain stockpiled drugs for predicted bird flu in 2005 and swine flu in 2009 that independent scientists say are no cure The government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti-flu drugs that have not been proved to stop the spread of infection or to prevent people becoming seriously ill, according to a team of scientists who have analysed the full clinical trials data, obtained …

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:50 pm