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H5N1 Bird Flu Affects Chickens, Geese in N Korean Village – ThePoultrySite.com


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H5N1 Bird Flu Affects Chickens, Geese in N Korean Village
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NORTH KOREA – The North Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathigenic H5N1 bird flu in Hwanghae-Bukto. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 1 on Tuesday, 22 April. According to the …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:30 am

Taiwan CDC confirms third imported bird flu case – WantChinaTimes


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Taiwan CDC confirms third imported bird flu case
WantChinaTimes
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Tuesday the third imported case of H7N9 avian flu since April last year. The patient, a 44-year-old woman from eastern China's Jiangsu province, entered Taiwan on April 17 as part of a tour group

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:37 am

Japan’s bird flu virus has same gene type as South Korea’s – The Japan Times


Japan's bird flu virus has same gene type as South Korea's
The Japan Times
The virus strain that caused bird flu at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture has been confirmed to be genetically identical to the one found in South Korea, the National Institute of Animal Health said Tuesday. Genome sequencing conducted by the

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 2:20 pm

Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between … – KQED (blog)


Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between
KQED (blog)
Meanwhile, even when it isn't infecting people, the bird flu continues to percolate in all sorts of domestic and wild birds, spreading and evolving. Millions of birds have died from the disease and millions more have been slaughtered, with the latest

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 3:31 pm

Latest Bird Flu Case Shows Japan’s Vulnerability – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Latest Bird Flu Case Shows Japan's Vulnerability
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The recent outbreak of bird flu in Japan shows that despite stricter guidelines for preventing the spread of infections, the nation still remains vulnerable to the introduction of strains of the disease from other parts of Asia. A week after infected

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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 8:18 am

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: reportGlobalPost

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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

Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu Outbreak – Bloomberg


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Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu Outbreak
Bloomberg
Japan has restricted shipments of almost 400,000 chickens in Kumamoto prefecture after the nation's first outbreak of bird flu in three years, according to the Agriculture Ministry. Local authorities will today finish culling about 112,000 chickens in
Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011Reuters
Bird flu outbreak reported in JapanDeutsche Welle
Japan orders chicken cull to contain bird fluAljazeera.com
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Posted on 14 April 2014 | 3:09 am

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


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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)
Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals, study findsCanada.com
Tech Times -Fox News -The Week Magazine
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Posted on 10 April 2014 | 4:37 pm

KFC China Sees Robust Recovery from Bird Flu and a Catastrophic 2013 – Forbes


KFC China Sees Robust Recovery from Bird Flu and a Catastrophic 2013
Forbes
That was quickly followed by the bird flu outbreak and scandals over bacteria-ridden ice cubes, tissue paper with fluorescent agents, and barrels contaminated with whitening chemicals during 2013. We have provided detailed updates and analysis as these …

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Posted on 1 April 2014 | 2:18 pm

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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: Officials order road blocks and cull of 160,000 chickens after deadly H5 virus confirmed on …

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

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 | 1:36 pm

Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals

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.

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 8:24 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

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

Tamiflu: Britain spent £424m on a drug that shortens bouts but is no cure

The world started stockpiling in 2005 to avert a bird flu pandemic. Nine years later, Britain is considering buying more In March 2005, Liam Donaldson, then chief medical officer for the UK, struck fear into people's hearts, perhaps intentionally. The bird flu pandemic was heading our way, he announced. "We must assume we will be unable to prevent it reaching the UK. When it does, its impact …

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:48 pm