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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Elderly man dies of bird flu in Zhejiang, raising China death toll to 22

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:25am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters in Beijing An elderly man in eastern China died of bird flu on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from a strain that recently emerged in humans to 22, a provincial health agency ... with poultry, but he said it appeared human-to-human transmission was rare. Some bird samples have tested positive and China has culled thousands of birds and shut down some live poultry markets. ...

  2. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Ducks slaughtered after bird flu found at German farm

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 08:51pm by Associated Press in Berlin

    ... Associated Press in Berlin  About 14,000 ducks at a German farm were being slaughtered on Saturday following a bird flu outbreak. A federal labouratory confirmed the H5N1 virus ... they are and report any symptoms. The H5N1 virus normally spreads between sick poultry, but it can sometimes spread from poultry to humans. Bird flu has killed 367 people worldwide since surfacing in 2003, ...

  3. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    Japan ramps up defences as fears of H7N9 grow

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... instituted a series of measures designed to keep at bay the H7N9 bird flu sweeping through China, while pharmaceutical companies are making plans to deal with an outbreak in the event the disease ... the spread of the highly virulent strain of flu, Jiji Press has reported. Enacted last year, the new law was due to go into effect in May and will allow prefectural governors to order ...

  4. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China death toll hits 10 in H7N9 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai The death toll from H7N9 bird flu in China reached 10 on Thursday with another victim in Shanghai, as cities banned people from raising chickens at home ... There are signs the H7N9 bird flu outbreak is hurting business in some sectors, including restaurants. US fast food giant KFC, already hit by an earlier scandal in China over antibiotics in chicken, saw ...

  5. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Dutch authorities identify bird flu strain as highly contagious H5N8

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Amsterdam Cull of 150,000 chickens under way at Netherlands egg-producing farm after highly contagious H5N8 strain detected; H5 case at UK duck farm Dutch identify bird flu strain Dutch authorities said they had identified the bird flu involved in a major outbreak at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands as H5N8, the same highly contagious strain that wrought ...

  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 ... in death, have now been reported in Shanghai, said Xinhua. Eight of the people reported on Tuesday to have contracted H7N9 bird flu were said to be in critical condition. Three of these were ...

  7. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Four more die of bird flu in China, pushing toll to 31

    Posted May 07th 2013, 01:58pm by Mimi Lau and Reuters

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Reuters in New York The H7N9 bird flu killed four more people over the weekend, pushing the official death toll to 31. The number to have been infected ... in those provinces failed to provide details about the deaths, opting instead to highlight information about bird flu patients discharged from hospitals. The latest cases in Fujian were announced on Monday, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Bird flu puts stalls off buying more chickens

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Sales of live birds are down despite Ching Ming festival and health minister's assurance Bird flu puts stalls off buying more chickens Fears of bird flu ... cases of bird flu were found. The first case of bird flu was reported in Jiangsu where a chef fell ill on March 7 and died in hopsital on March 27. Yesterday, a 67-year-old Hangzhou man ...

  9. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has driven the authorities in South Korea to cull poultry, prompting fears among consumers and a decline in sales South Korea has culled 2 per cent of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in the spread of bird flu, which is affecting an increasing number of farms, although there has been no human case, farm ministry officials ...

  10. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China reports three new H7N9 bird flu deaths, toll hits 25

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Three Chinese people have died of the H7N9 bird flu, the state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, adding to a spike in cases this year. Two men, aged 76 ... and their daughter contracted the H7N9 bird flu eastern Zhejiang, China’s worst-hit province, Xinhua reported at the time. ...




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