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Six Cases of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Germany

...ported in Dresden in August last year. It killed a swan in the eastern city's zoo. According to the World Health Organisation, bird flu has claimed more than 130 lives worldwide since 2003, mostly in southeast Asia....

Potentially Lethal H5N1 Bird Flu Resurfaces in Europe

...s reported there in Dresden last August, killing a swan in the eastern city's zoo. The only incidence of the feared virus on a farm in Germany was reported in April 2006, after which more than 21,000 poultry were killed. Worldwide the virus has killed 191 people out of 313 infected patients, according...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

...Nadeau Ice Sculptures owner Jim Nadeau delivered a swan statue to a wedding in 1990, during the area's last emergence of the periodical cicadas. "We put our tray down and immediately the cicadas came off the ground and attacked the ice. Literally, it was a moving sculpture, this big black ugly mass of c...

Anti-Bird flu surveillance stepped-up in Britain

...ne case of H5N1 bird flu virus, detected in a dead swan in Cellardyke, Scotland, has been reported so far in the U.K. under the present surveillance programme. GYT...

Zoo Animal Succumbs to Avian Influenza in Germany

...rmany. Therefore the death of the Australian black swan at Dresden Zoo in eastern Germany has raised fears that animal collections created over a century or more to might be decimated by the H5N1 virus. The bird was found floating dead on a zoo pond on Tuesday. Zoo biologist Roland Brockmann said, "Blac...

Bird Flu Restrictions To Be Lifted In Scotland

...fter finding the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus in a swan at Cellardyke in Fife. The Scottish Executive ha...he experts warned at that time that the Cellardyke swan would be unlikely to be an isolated incident. But the fears it appears were put to rest, as that in ...

Britain Slaughters Chickens After Dead Birds Tested Positive

...e H5N1 variant, which can be fatal. Last month a swan in Cellardyke, Scotland, tested positive for H5N1 - the only confirmed case in the UK so far. An outbreak of H7N7 in the Netherlands led the Dutch government to order the slaughter of more than 30 million birds in 2003. Britain's ministry for env...

Birds Being Shot Owing To Bird Flu Fear: Wildlife Experts

...pts of Salisbury Wildlife Rescue workers to save a swan (found with a broken leg and nine pellets in it's ...ird flu, but there is nothing wrong with them. The swan we found on Monday was peppered at least nine times. We suspect this is because of misplaced fears a...

Royal Highland Show Cancelled Over Bird Flu Fears

...f the country's rarest birds. But last week's dead swan with the H5N1 virus bird flu has scared people in the country. "If the H5N1 situation escalated, we didn't believe we could take it upon ourselves to put at risk the poultry farmers and egg producers a short distance away from the show at Ingliston,"...

Poultry Workers in Scotland to Be Vaccinated For Bird Flu

...owing discovery of the lethal bird flu strain in a swan in Fife, Scotland health officials are making the best possible efforts to get all poultry workers vaccinated//. This would offer protection against the seasonal bird flu. It is believed that provision of seasonal bird flu jabs to the highly suscep...

Bird Flu Swan In Scotland Was A Migratory Bird

The dead swan found in Scotland is the only bird to have shown t...where exactly the bird came from, but say that the swan died at sea and was washed up on the Scottish coast. It was initially thought that the infected spec...

Zagreb, capital of Croatia, affected by first bird flu case

... the capital of Zagreb it was revealed that a dead swan found there tested positive for the H5 strain of bird flu virus. // The location of the dead swan was on the shores of the Sava River in southeast Zagreb last weekend. Tests confirmed that the dead ...

Bird-Flu Causes Alarm in United Kingdom.

...of the dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu in a wild swan that was found dead in Scotland//. Following th...a 3-km (1.8-mile) protection zone around where the swan was found dead. All bird-flu contingency plans are in place and Government officials have confirmed ...

Czech Republic struck by fifth bird flu incident

...been detected in Czech republic by way of the dead swan found in the Bavorovice near Ceske Budejovice, sou...itain When tests were performed on the first dead swan found in Hluboka nad Vltavou, south Bohemia, the pathogenic virus H5N1 was detected which is also da...

First Suspected Bird Flu Case In Serbia: Samples Sent For Analysis

...rying the deadly H5N1 virus. One rooster and one swan near Bajina Basta, in the eastern Serbian region have been found to show symptoms of bird flu. Samples from the suspected animals have been sent to testing laboratory in Britain to confirm the suspicion, said Dejan Krnjaic, Head, Serbia’s veterinary ...

Poland affected by Bird flu through wild birds

...e bank of the Vistula River, the site where a dead swan was found. Polish vets confirmed the presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus in that swan. // The swan was found near the German border but the vets did not confirm whether the bird had the potent strain...

Disney in Trouble? Negative Excitement in Disneyland, Paris

...s Confederation and Workers’ Force, spotted a dead swan in the adventure park. The allegations were made by the trade unions, who accused managers of hiding the information, which will be a put off for potential visitors. This allegation was refuted by Disney land managers very sternly. Though there was...

Bulgaria Witnesses First Case Of Bird Flu

...irus, but // the less dangerous H5 virus. The dead swan was found in the Danube River. However, Kabil was unable to say whether avian flu had spread to Bulgarian territory, or if the infected bird had come from abroad. Edited (IANS)...

Bird Flu Strains Detected In Wild Birds Of Mongolia

... of today, preliminary tests from one dead whooper swan collected in Mongolia have shown the presence of the H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza using RT-PCR, while results from 30 live whooper swans living at the same site and also a nearby lake were negative for the virus. Samples collected from other live b...

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