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Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu

...including the F.A.O., maintain that indiscriminate culling of wild migratory bird populations would be ineffective in preventing the spread of avian flu. "Focusing our limited resources on the hubs and activities where humans, livestock, and wildlife come into close contact," says Dr. William Karesh, Directo...

WCS says avian flu prevention should focus on farms, markets

...d health experts also maintain that indiscriminate culling of wild migratory bird populations would be ineffective in preventing the spread of the disease. The outbreak of avian influenza in Mongolia has coincided with confirmations of cases in Russia and Kazakhstan. The initial reports of avian influenza c...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

...on for Animal Health, maintain that indiscriminate culling of wild migratory bird populations would be ineffective in preventing the spread of avian flu. Wild birds, some of which are critically threatened or endangered are also being impacted directly by the H5N1 strain of influenza virus. Focusing resourc...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

... officials use caution when considering hunting or culling as a means to manage diseases as diverse as rabies, tuberculosis and even avian influenza. "One consequence of hunting that we show in this paper is that it can increase the probability of dying from the disease," Choisy said. "It can give you resu...

University of Minnesota researchers take new look at cellular suicide

...ermed apoptosis, and its purposes include not only culling damaged cells but shaping an embryo by getting rid of webbing tissue between fingers and toes. By contributing to the understanding of how apoptosis works, the researchers, led by Zigang Dong of the university's Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn., hop...

British cattle give TB to badgers, finds UC Davis expert

...nists have battled for 30 years over the merits of culling badgers to fight cattle tuberculosis, a disease wh.... Farming ministers are currently deciding whether culling should be continued, following a public consultation on the issue which provoked over 47,000 respons...

Map predicting spread of avian flu

... epidemic can only be brought to an end by massive culling of susceptible farms. For avian influenza, the analyses show that there are two poultry-dense areas in The Netherlands where epidemic spread is possible, one in the central region and one in the south, close to the German and Belgian border (see att...

How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

...have important implications for the role of badger culling as part of the strategy to control bovine TB in th... in the UK. According to the authors: "Past badger culling policies have been accompanied by an inexorable rise in the incidence of TB in cattle. Indeed, it ha...

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