Navigation Links
Wild Bird Culls may Exacerbate Avian Flu Problem

More than 30 experts from 19 countries holding an international summit on bird flu in Aviemore this week are of the opinion that culls of wild birds are not an answer to the outbreaks of avian flu.

The summit was organised by the Avian Flu Task Force under the UN international convention on migratory species.

Despite the fact that wild birds have been infected in some cases, the scientists insist that domestic birds, the poultry industry and the trade in live and dead poultry play important roles in limiting the spread of the disease in future.

Issuing a post-conference statement, the delegates stressed the need for an early-warning system to alert authorities to future outbreaks.

They also raised concerns about the "continued misplaced practice of indiscriminate culling of wild birds in response to infection," reports the Scotsman.

The scientists say that indiscriminate culling of wild birds is contrary to the recommendations of many international organisations and intergovernmental conservation treaties.

The attempts to eliminate avian flu in wild bird populations through culls may exacerbate the problem by causing further dispersion of infected birds, say the scientists.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Islamabad Culls Over 6,000 Birds Control Bird-flu Outbreak
2. Chances are high for Avian Influenza virus altering its form
3. Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.
4. Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms
5. A Vaccine for the impending pandemic Avian Influenza
6. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
7. India Has No Case Of Avian Flu Says Health Minister
8. Avian flu-free India Considers Importing Vaccine
9. Rajasthan Gears Up To Fight Against Avian Flu
10. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
11. Avian flu scare in Malawi too!!
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/26/2015)... ... , ... Inevitably when people think Thanksgiving, they also think Holiday sales and ... Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair sales to receive the best pricing ... to find the best massage chair deals, they can see all of the coupons ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical ... professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . ... of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s Web – an online resource for ... topics on mental and emotional well-being relationship, life balance, stress, professional development, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The holiday ... dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether ... a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Dr. John Pierce, Medical Director at the Ageless Forever clinic ... the Capillus272™ Pro laser therapy cap. FDA cleared for safety and efficacy, the Capillus272 ... need for surgery, prescription pills, or topical foams. , “Capillus272™ Pro is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 On Tuesday, November 24, ... trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product ... metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million in ... week trial and three days of deliberations, the ... was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), a developer ... Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a ... Jaffray Healthcare Conference. th Annual Piper ... in New York on Tuesday, ... will be available for one-on-one meetings during the conference. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... self-monitoring blood glucose devices was valued at $11,171.1 million ... a CAGR of 5.7% during 2015 - 2022. The ... and increasing prevalence of diabetes. In addition, the increase ... is also contributing to the growth of the market. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: