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Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China – Health.com


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Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China
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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China. Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people …

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 10:45 pm

Bird flu crisis expected to inflate foie gras bill – Western Producer (subscription)


Bird flu crisis expected to inflate foie gras bill
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PARIS, France (Reuters) — French foie gras lovers will have to pay more for the delicacy this year due to the recent bird flu outbreak in southwestern France that will halt output for four months, producers said. France's favourite festive season

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 9:11 pm

Key figure in bird flu response set to retire – Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)


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Key figure in bird flu response set to retire
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
The board that directed Minnesota's response to last year's bird flu outbreak is looking for a new leader. Come June, Dr. Bill Hartmann will retire as the state's chief veterinarian and the Board of Animal Health executive director. A nationwide search
Chicken farm in Tainan hit by avian flu, 5847 birds culledFocus Taiwan News Channel

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:08 pm

Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016 – CIDRAP


Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016
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The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported on the latest H7N9 avian influenza pattern in China, still tied primarily to poultry contact, based on the country's Feb 5 report covering 28 recent cases. Illness onsets ranged from Dec 21 to Jan 25

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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:14 pm

Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon – nwitimes.com


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Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon
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INDIANAPOLIS — Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections. The last positive bird flu case in Dubois County
Indiana to lift most bird flu outbreak restrictions Feb. 22WNDU-TV

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Posted on 9 February 2016 | 2:35 pm

Indiana preparing to lift most bird flu-related restrictions – Indianapolis Business Journal


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Indiana preparing to lift most bird flu-related restrictions
Indianapolis Business Journal
Purdue agricultural economist Philip Paarlberg said the 414,000 birds euthanized in Indiana's outbreak hasn't had any significant impact on turkey and eggs prices. Indiana's outbreak is small compared with the 48 million chickens and turkeys lost
Most Poultry Restrictions In Dubois Co. To Be Lifted Feb. 22WBIW.com

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Posted on 9 February 2016 | 5:13 am

Official: Bird flu cases reminder of need for tracking rules – WNDU-TV


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Official: Bird flu cases reminder of need for tracking rules
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana's state veterinarian says a recent bird flu outbreak is a reminder of the importance of all buyers and sellers of poultry to follow state record-keeping rules. The rules also include barters and trades involving poultry
Dubois Co. 4H Fairgrounds open after closing during bird flu out – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & SportsWAVE 3

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Posted on 1 February 2016 | 5:12 pm

University of Minnesota study says farmers may have aided bird flu’s spread – Minneapolis Star Tribune


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University of Minnesota study says farmers may have aided bird flu's spread
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Alisha Jucevic, Associated Press Ralph and Cyrilla Senninger's farm off State Road 164 between Celestine, Ind. and Jasper, Ind. was one of the farms affected by the avian flu outbreak in the Dubois, Ind. area. The Senningers own the three barns at the
U study: Farming may have aided Minnesota bird flu outbreakMinnesota Public Radio News
UMN study says soil tillage might have helped spread bird fluTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
U of M study says tillage might have helped spread bird fluKARE

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Posted on 29 January 2016 | 2:08 am

US govt activates emergency bird flu plan – CNBC


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US govt activates emergency bird flu plan
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U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. The
Details about bird flu at Indiana turkey farmsIndianapolis Star
Indiana Orders 156000 Chickens Destroyed Amid Bird Flu OutbreakWall Street Journal
Bird Flu Found at Indiana Turkey Farm not Same as 2015 VirusTwin Falls Times-News
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Posted on 18 January 2016 | 1:31 pm

Bird flu strikes poultry again: USDA – CNBC


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Bird flu strikes poultry again: USDA
CNBC
In the past year, the U.S. poultry industry has been hit hard by avian flu. Before this latest sighting, HPAI had affected 211 commercial and 21 backyard poultry premises since December 2014. The USDA said state officials had quarantined the facility
Turkeys test positive for bird flu at nine Indiana farmsFox News
New Bird Flu Virus Strain Shuts Down Indiana Turkey FarmNBCNews.com
Bird flu hits 60000 turkeys on Indiana farmThe Courier-Journal
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Posted on 15 January 2016 | 4:45 pm

Bird Flu – Bing News

Bird flu crisis expected to inflate foie gras bill

The outbreak in France will halt output of the delicacy for four months as the government trys to contain the disease PARIS, France (Reuters) — French foie gras lovers will have to pay more for the delicacy this year due to the recent bird flu outbreak …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 6:25 pm

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China. Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:55 pm

Key figure in bird flu response set to retire

The board that directed Minnesota’s response to last year’s bird flu outbreak is looking for a new leader. Come June, Dr. Bill Hartmann will retire as the state’s chief veterinarian and the Board of Animal Health executive director. A nationwide …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:02 pm

Get educated on Zika — it only takes two minutes (Video)

Like SARS and Bird Flu before it, we have a new health scare — the Zika Virus. But, it seems like SARS and Bird Flu before it, many of us don’t seem to know the specifics of what the Zika Virus is or does. That’s where this video from Bloomberg comes in.

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 11:46 am

Spate of Avian (H7N9) Influenza Infections Confirmed in Chinese Hospital

HealthDay News — A hospital cluster of avian influenza A (H7N9) infection has been identified, according to a letter to the editor published in the February 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Amber Farooqui, PhD, from the Shantou University …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 6:35 am

France Announces New Measures to Halt Avian Flu Spread

FRANCE – No new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in France since 12 January, but the country has devised two new decrees to help with the clean up effort and prevent further outbreaks from occurring. There have been 70 …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 5:34 am

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 5 February 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 28 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including five deaths. Onset dates ranged from 21 …

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:47 pm

Purdue economist: Avian influenza in southern Indiana not affecting grocery prices

Avian influenza that led to the culling of 414,000 turkeys and chickens at southern Indiana commercial poultry farms is having little effect on prices of turkey and eggs at grocery stores, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Estimates of …

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:15 am

Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon

Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections. The last positive bird flu case in Dubois County—Indiana’s top turkey …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:43 pm

Avian flu recovery in full swing in Iowa, North Iowa

The USDA described the Avian Influenza outbreak in 2015 as the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history. “It’s been a very trying time,” said Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa Poultry Association and the Iowa Egg Council. Bird flu …

Posted on 7 February 2016 | 12:47 am