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Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...ting on vaccinating Vietnam's 70 million ducks and culling all sick animals. Experts warn that H5N1 survives both in the respiratory system and the gastro-intestinal tract of birds -- meaning farms, markets and slaughterhouses have to be vigilant about hygiene and biosecurity. Vietnam, once the country wor...

Wild Bird Culls may Exacerbate Avian Flu Problem

...he "continued misplaced practice of indiscriminate culling of wild birds in response to infection," reports t...cotsman. The scientists say that indiscriminate culling of wild birds is contrary to the recommendations of many international organisations and intergovern...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...be investigated, Domenech stressed. He recommended culling of birds in the affected areas in Bangladesh to prevent the disease from spreading. The movement of people, animals and goods in affected areas has to be strictly controlled and basic bio-security measures (disinfection, protective clothing, etc.) ap...

Blood from Bird Flu Survivors Provides Breakthrough in Treatment of H5N1

...d flu virus. Scientists have long suspected that culling immune-system molecules from survivors could provide a new therapy for the hard-to-treat H5N1 flu strain. If the research pans out, it could be possible to stockpile these antibodies, the immune system's search-and-destroy force, as an additional w...

Four Malaysians in Hospital for Bird Flu Checks

...ns were continuing Monday in Sungai Buloh but that culling of fowl in the area had stopped. He said authorities were still trying to pinpoint the origin of the infection, but denied the virus had been spread by migratory birds. 'It's the off season,' Kamarudin said, adding monitoring continued throughout t...

Afghanistan Reports Fresh Bird Flu Cases

...ted bird flu. "We have completed vaccination and culling in many poultry farms and have now started a similar process in households [backyard poultry]," Dr Azizullah Usmani, director of Afghanistan's Department of Animal Health and Production, said. Afghanistan is also facing a cash crunch which has affe...

Bird Flu Once Again in Afghanistan

...dded that the government has ordered the mandatory culling of birds and that stringent control measures such as quarantines, sanitization and monitoring of birds are being adopted. Last month Afghanistan had banned imports of poultry mainly from Pakistan, Turkey Britain, and Indonesia when bird flu was dis...

Bird Flu Outbreak in Chonan, Central South Korea

...ause of the six previous outbreaks in Korea. The culling of over 55,000 poultry will begin shortly within the 3-kilometer (2-mile) radius from the outbreak site to avoid the spread of the virus, said a city official. Over 2 million birds have been slaughtered so far in South Korea in the past five months...

Chronic Wasting Disease In Alberta

According to Alberta wildlife officials culling of deer will soon commence due to the attack of ch...spread and mechanism of this disease is not known, culling is the only way to deal with this disorder right now. Culling will first begin along Red Deer Rive...

Bird Flu Most Likely to Infect and Kill Young People

...stly a virus of birds and has killed or forced the culling of more than 200 million chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and other fowl. But its occasional attack on a human being has researchers worried. They fear it could mutate into a form more like seasonal flu, in which case it would be spread around the w...

Pakistan: Authorities Plays Down Bird Flu Risk

...an flu on 28 small poultry farms, resulting in the culling of more than 120,000 birds. However, there have been no reports of bird-to-human or human-to-human cases of bird flu in the country. In 2003, a mild strain of bird flu, H9 and H7, killed at least 3.5 million chickens in Pakistan's southern port ci...

Bird Flu Claims Next Egyptian Victim

...avian flu in the Middle East has led to widespread culling of birds. The World Health Organization has reported that mutations in the virus have been found in two fatalities in Egypt though these were not drastic enough to spark a pandemic. Yet more mutations could prompt scientists to rethink current tr...

Less-lethal Strains of Bird Flu Virus may Become the Biggest Killer

... least nine South Koreans who took part in poultry culling in late 2003 and early 2004 to stop outbreaks in the country. None of them suffered any serious symptoms, and all recovered. Another poultry worker was infected after the disease showed up in poultry farms in South Korea in November but he, too, di...

A Rehearsal To Deal With Possible Bird Flu Outbreak Conducted In Vietnam

...reak has killed some 6,000 poultry, and led to the culling of nearly 23,000 ducks and chickens. PRI...

Indonesia: 14 Year Old Boy Critical With Bird Flu

...ost their lives to the H5N1 virus. This led to the culling of poultry in large numbers. In Indonesia, the timely action of the government to maintain good sanitation, vaccination of poultry and creating public awareness of the disease has helped in reducing the rate of infection....

Extra Funding To Fight Bird Flu

...people. Avian influenza has killed or forced the culling of around 250 million poultry birds since 2003. As...otivation to comply with the disease reporting and culling requirements of disease control packages," it said. "Early identification of HPAI and the immediat...

Childhood Survivors Of Brain Tumors More At Risk For Strokes Later In Life

...0 survivors of brain tumors. Dr. Bowers has been culling through the data involving strokes, and previously discovered a greater stroke risk for survivors of Hodgkin disease. Brain tumors and leukemia might seem like apples and oranges because leukemia is a bone - marrow cancer and brain cancers are by d...

Indian Chicken Back On Bhutanese Platter

...self free of the avian virus, which had led to the culling of millions of infected poultry across the world and the deaths of around 135 people. The main concern among consumers here is price regulation. Already, local meat vendors were selling chicken meat at Nu.100, Nu.5 more than the wholesale price. ...

Bird Flu Claims One More Victim in Indonesia

...ities are increasingly reluctant to carry out mass culling of birds, saying it would be extremely expensive and a logistical nightmare. Scientists have long warned that bird flu could mutate and become easily human transmissible. In the event of this happening, the world could face a serious flu pandemic, s...

Bhutan Lifts Ban on Poultry from India

...self free of the avian virus, which had led to the culling of millions of infected poultry across the world and the deaths of around 135 infected people. A statement issued by Bhutan's agriculture ministry said the import was subjected to acceptance of several essential conditions aimed to minimise and re...

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