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Bird Flu

Bird flu may refer to: Biology and disease

  • Avian influenza, influenza endemic to birds.
  • Influenza virus A, the causative agent for bird flu; the genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. of viruses to which all viruses responsible for Avian influenza belongs to, but also includes viruses that are endemic to humans and other animals.
  • H5N1, a subtype of Influenza A virus endemic to birds, currently perceived as a significant emerging pandemic threat.The bird flu can also be very deadly if not treated well
  • Headlines Around the Web

    Bird flu outbreak hits KFC in China

    Apr 11, 2013 - Independent

    China deaths raise bird flu fears

    Mar 31, 2013 - Financial Times

    Eighth farm in Miyazaki hit by bird flu

    Feb 05, 2011 - The Japan Times

    Articles About Bird Flu

    A health worker removes a dead chicken at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong January 28, 2014. Hong Kong began culling 20,000 chickens and suspended imports of fresh poultry from mainland China for 21 days on Tuesday after the discovery of the H7N9 b
    Deadly New Bird Flu Strain H10N8 Discovered in China, 1 Already Dead

    By IBTimes AU

    A new deadly new bird flu strain H10N8 has been discovered in China. At least one has died from the brand-new bird flu strain. (Feb 05)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1

    Poultry
    Bird Flu Outbreak in China, New Strain Kills One

    By IBTimes IN

    Scientists have identified another deadly new strain of bird flu in China, amidst the recent H7N9 outbreak in the country that killed three Chinese people and infected another 300. (Feb 05)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ANTIBIOTIC, INFECTION, H5N1

    Wall Street
    Wall Street Bounces Back as Bargain Hunters Move in

    By Reuters

    U.S. stocks rebounded on Tuesday, buoyed by encouraging earnings, as the market attempted to steady in the wake of its largest selloff in months a day earlier. (Feb 04)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, NYSE, PFIZER, MANAGEMENT

    Health officials in protective suits transport sacks of poultry as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu
    H7N9 Bird Flu Virus: China Bans Live Trading, Hong Kong Slaughters 20,000 Birds

    By IBTimes AU

    Days before the Chinese Lunar New Year and Chinese residents won't be serving chicken on their festivity tables. China has effected a ban of live poultry sales following a jump in the number of H7N9 infections. The ban covers large parts of eastern and southern China. (Jan 28)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA

    Ducks walk around an area where a suspected outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus was reported in Vietnam.
    South Korea Confirms Bird Flu, Expands Culling

    By Reuters

    South Korea confirmed the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu on Saturday and said it would expand the culling of birds to a radius of 3-km (1.9 mile) around a duck farm, but a nationwide suspension of poultry shipment was considered premature. (Jan 17)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, H5N1

    Nightmare vision: Spectre of deadly bird flu returns in China
    Chinese New Year Threatened by Increasing Spread of Bird Flu Virus

    By IBTimes IN

    In the first week of 2014 itself, the Chinese Health authorities have found 20 new cases of H7N9 bird flu, in the eastern coastal regions. Since March 2013, there has been 150 confirmed bird flu cases reported in China. (Jan 15)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA

    Health officials in protective suits transport sacks of poultry as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu
    1 Dead from H5N1 Bird Flu Infection in Canada, 1st in North America

    By IBTimes AU

    At least one person has died in Canada from the fatal H5N1 avian influenza infection, the first ever also from the entire North America. The victim succumbed to the disease after recently travelling to Beijing, China in December 2013. (Jan 08)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1

    Health Officials in Protective Suits Put a Goose Into a Sack as Part of Preventive Measures Against the H7N9 Bird Flu at a Poultry Market in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province
    H1N1 Flu Virus Has Come Back, Should the World Worry?

    By IBTimes AU

    The fatal Influenza A (H1N1) virus, which became pandemic in 2009-2010 with at least 18,138 global deaths, has staged a comeback in the U.S. Should the world worry? (Jan 06)

    MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, MICHIGAN, INFECTION

    China Bird Flu Alert: 11 Quarantined Due To H5N2 Avian Influenza Virus

    By IBTimes AU

    About 11 people in north China's Hebei Province were quarantined on Monday after health authorities confirmed they had direct contact with chicken infected with H5N2 avian influenza virus. (Dec 23)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AVIAN INFLUENZA

    Bird Flu Alert: China Confirms H5N2 Outbreak

    By IBTimes IN

    The Xinhua report stated that the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly strain that is said to have caused the death of over 4,000 chickens. (Dec 22)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AVIAN INFLUENZA

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