bird flu

Germany Detects H5N1 Bird Flu on Poultry Farm in Brandenburg

BERLIN, Dec 2 – Germany reported a first case of the contagious bird flu strain H5N1 on Friday on a small poultry farm in the northeastern state of Brandenburg, the state’s consumer protection ministry said. The farm in the Oberhavel district was sealed off and some 500 chicks, ducks and geese were culled, a spokeswoman

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Iran Reports Outbreaks of H5N8 Bird Flu in Tehran Area: OIE

Nov 21 – PARIS  – Iran reported two outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at farms located in the Tehran region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Iranian agriculture ministry. The outbreaks killed some 5,600 birds out of a total of nearly 283,500

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New Bird Flu Outbreaks Reported in Germany and Switzerland

VIENNA – Germany and Switzerland reported new outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu on Saturday in the latest in a series of cases across Europe. The H5N8 virus has also been found in Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Croatia. In Germany, the state of Schleswig-Holstein reported one case of bird flu

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US Deploys Newly Minted Bird Flu Plan to Protect Humans, Poultry

By Tom Polansek and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 18 – 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

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Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from 24 Countries over Avian Flu Threat

BAGHDAD, Jan 10 – Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including China and South Africa, the government said on Sunday. Baghdad last month restricted poultry imports from France, where an outbreak of avian flu has been reported. “The import of poultry and birds of

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Hong Kong on Health Alert After China Bird Flu Death

HONG KONG, Jan 6 – A woman in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after being infected with the highly contagious H5N6 bird flu virus, days after she was admitted to hospital, Hong Kong’s Health Department said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old woman’s death last week comes ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday

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