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Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...id education and paying of compensation for culled chickens were key in the fight against the virus. "People must be taught to avoid contact with dying chickens," he said. Asked about those who transport their fighting cocks illegally across the border between Malaysia and southern Thailand for contests, ...

Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

...ic field in an easterly direction to test that the chickens sense this compass point by means of their magneti...c sense of direction. Findings revealed that the chickens did actually seek their mother behind the screen that lay to the east. Further experiments reveale...

Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms

...lso decided to kill a further 70,000 birds, mostly chickens and turkeys, on three nearby farms even though bird flu has not been detected there, veterinary service spokesman Josef Duben. "Around 70,000 have been killed," at two farms near the village of Norin in the centre of the country where the virus was...

Indonesia Bird Flu Victim in Recovery

...land with bird flu symptoms, had contact with dead chickens that also tested positive with the disease. "Lab results for the girl, Vivi, came up positive on Friday, but she's now recovering quite well. She had no fever but we are keeping her for observation for another week," the hospital's bird flu team lea...

Potentially Lethal H5N1 Bird Flu Resurfaces in Europe

...lly lethal to humans, had been found in a flock of chickens after its recent discovery among wild birds in Ge...d from 10 to 14 kilometres, he added. Some 28,00 chickens as well as all poultry in the village of Norin would be destroyed, Czech officials said. Joseph Do...

China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market

.... The next target in its crosshairs is the cooked chickens market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture puts ... Department of Agriculture's proposal is "to allow chickens raised, slaughtered, and cooked in China to be sold in the United States, and under current regulati...

Bird Flu Outbreak Expands in Vietnam

...o far this year vaccinated 111.5 million ducks and chickens in 60 out of the country's 64 provinces in the first vaccination round of the year, according to the department. So far, no human cases of bird flu have been reported in the new outbreaks. Vietnam once had the highest number of human bird flu fat...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...ion have been reported in Bangladesh, some 157,000 chickens have been culled and 1.5 million eggs destroyed as...e FAO official. Bangladesh has about 220 million chickens and 37 million ducks. Five million people are directly employed by the poultry industry, millions of...

First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005

... Five days before he fell ill, the man slaughtered chickens for a wedding party in Vinh Phuc. He also ate some chicken. Vietnam has this month detected new bid flu outbreaks in poultry in five provinces nationwide, including Son La, Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh in the north; Nghe An in central Vietnam and Can Th...

Pakistan Takes Steps to Contain Bird Flu Outbreak

...estock Commissioner R.H Usmani. Several thousand chickens were killed by the disease or culled later in these farms. However, the official said there had been no case of human infection by the virus. The affected poultry have been kept in quarantine to stop further spread of the virus, and livestock off...

Indonesian Teenager Dies of Bird Flu

...'s bird flu information centre. "Four out of six chickens at her house died suddenly on May 12. One of the dead chickens was cooked and eaten by the victim," Nadirin said. Contact with infected birds is the most common ...

Bird Flu Reappears in Malaysia

.... The virus was confirmed late Tuesday night in chickens in the Sungai Buloh area of Selangor state, said K... authorities expected to start killing about 2,000 chickens in the village and surrounding area. Wednesday night, officials in white protective suits were sco...

Five Malaysians in Hospital After Bird Flu Outbreak

...f Sungai Buloh and a neighbouring village where 60 chickens have died of the H5N1 strain. "So far, there's s... February last year when it appeared in free-range chickens near Kuala Lumpur, triggering the slaughter of tens of thousands of birds. There were no human cas...

Four Malaysians in Hospital for Bird Flu Checks

...ith fevers and coughs. 'They have had contact with chickens and ducks which had died. They are currently in ...erinary Services, said tests had been conducted on chickens in the village of Seberang Takir, where the four people live, but no bird flu had been found. 'Onl...

Some Indonesian Fowl Not Showing Usual Bird Flu Symptoms

...om our observations during 2007 we have found that chickens infected by bird flu have not been showing the usual symptoms," Memed Zulkarnaen, director of the agriculture ministry's bird flu campaign management unit, told AFP. "This is a problem for Indonesia's fight against bird flu.... It is difficult for ...

Indonesia Facing Massive Hurdles Against Bird Flu

...cult to contain in Indonesia. Culling thousands of chickens to stop an outbreak from spreading means big losses for poultry farmers and backyard chicken rearers. 'It is quite an economic loss, especially when (paying) compensation is a problem,' El Bushra told reporters as OIC health officials met ahead of ...

Shortage of Veterinarians Worry Public Health Experts in US

...eces. Similarly, people who defeather or slaughter chickens infected with a certain strain of avian flu could get others sick. ? Diseases like anthrax are hard to detect and spread quickly, so a farmer likely wouldn't notice an illness until many animals were sick, potentially wiping out a whole herd. ? F...

Arsenic in Chicken Feed may Cause Health Complications

... in chicken feed. Yet 70% of the 9 billion broiler chickens produced in the US on a yearly basis are raised on feed containing roxarsone. Wore still, people are left guessing about the quantity of arsenic found in chicken meat. The article states “Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Department...

Bird Flu Reappears in Vietnam

...ince, 50 km east of Hanoi, confirmed that over 100 chickens had died from bird flu in the province last month - the first outbreak in northern Vietnam in more than a year. International health officials are monitoring the H5N1 virus carefully for the potential it may mutate into a new human influenza virus ...

Pakistan: Authorities Plays Down Bird Flu Risk

...f bird flu, H9 and H7, killed at least 3.5 million chickens in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. "Poultry farmers should vaccinate chicken stocks every two to three months. They should also maintain bio security and there should be no tree in a 3km radius of a poultry shed," Dr Zafar Jamil Gill, di...

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