Whirling Disease Causes Culling of Thousands of Trout
A parasite, which deforms the spines and skulls of trout causing them to swim in circles till they die, has affected two hatcheries in West Maryland, U.S. The disease is referred to as ‘whirling disease’. //
It has resulted in the plan to cull around 80,000 of the fresh water fish.
Rare Disease Prompts Culling of 15,000 birds
The confirmation of Newcastle disease on an East Lothian farm has led to the culling
of over 15,000 birds.
This respiratory disease // is usually fatal for birds and a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around Fenton Barns, Drem, to prevent its spread.
Large scale culling of poultry effected at Cote d'Ivoire following bird flu outbreak.
Abidjan markets witnessed large scale slaughtering of chicken, after the confirmation of H5N1 bird –flu outbreak in the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire. // Ghana, its neighbour has also imposed a ban on the entry of poultry and poultry products from this part of West Africa.
Fear Of Spread Of Bird Flu Leads To Widespread Culling Of Ducks
Following detection of bird flu in ducks on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, health officials have culled more than hundred ducks//. The birds had been smuggled to Bali from the adjacent Java Island, reported Anak Agung Gde Putra, senior government veterinarian.
More than 24 bird flu relate...
Jalgaon: Third Phase Of Culling Operations Begin
The third phase of culling
operations targeting 3.1 lakh chickens in 354 villages in Jalgaon district began on Saturday even as the Government assured people that there was no cause for panic.// District Collector Vijay Singhal said that the villages had been identified as being within a radius of ...
Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry
of poultry began in Niger one of the world’s poorest country, more than a month after it first discovered an outbreak of deadly// avian flu near its southern border with Nigeria.
The semi-desert former French colony ordered the culling
of all poultry in affected areas on February 2...
More Culling in Madhya Pradesh Due to Bird Flu Fears
Bhopal. Fresh culling
began Saturday in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh in the wake of some poultry samples in neighboring Maharashtra testing positive for the deadly bird flu virus.//
"Besides the culling
of birds, compensation will also be paid to 323 affected poultry owners, while 536 ...
Jalgaon undertakes Culling of Two Lakh Birds Culling
operations, which began in Jalgaon, on March 29, following fresh reports of bird flu will be completed today. District authorities along with the Maharashtra// Animal Husbandry Department officials has undertaken the culling
of approximately two lakh chickens from six tehsils in Jalgaon dis...
Preparation for Culling Begin at Belghat, Rajangaon and Dhaamnia
After the detection of positive bird flu samples in the village of Jalgaon the health authorities have ordered house to house checking of any birds and then killing them. Already culling
was completed in 23 villages in Burhanpur district. // The authorities have stated to prepare their next face of...
High Demand For Protective Suit in Afghan: Culling Would Have To Wait Culling
of chickens in Afghanistan would have to wait until areas affected by H5N1 bird flu is provided with protective clothing by the U.S. forces//, according to health officials belonging to the Agriculture Department of Afghanistan.
Bird flu infection has been confirmed in the eastern pro...
Massive Culling Of Poultry Forces Farm Owner To Commit Suicide
The bird flu scare and the resultant decrease in chicken and egg prices have forced a Kolkata based farm owner, Shaktinath Mondal, to commit suicide by consuming pesticide. // The huge debts is said to have been responsible for the owner’s death.
The farmer, an owner of one of the biggest po...
New Bird Flu Cases In Germany Prompts Massive Culling Of Poultry
The number of birds infected by bird flu in northwestern Germany has been steadily increasing over the past few days with figures reaching 103. // About 2 of the 103 cases were identified outside the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, where approximately 270 volunteers and troops have been involved in co...
Lung Cancer Alliance Calls American Cancer Society's Claim of Progress Selective
...e/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the American Cancer Society's claim of "progress in cancer fight" earlier this week was based on "selective culling
of statistics and ignores the dismal truth that we have made very little progress on the most lethal cancers, including lung cancer, which causes one ...
Anchor Capital Calls on BioScrip Board to Pursue Cost Reductions While Exploring Strategic Sale to Unlock Shareholder Value
...mpany peers listed in Appendix 1 and numerous privately held regional pharmacy services companies) could potentially realize in owning the business by culling
redundant management positions, shifting operations to its existing systems and realizing immediately the drug purchasing and other operational scale ...
Chinese Officials Cancel Dog Cull in Earthquake Zone
...ials in Zun Dao and offered humane
alternatives to the dog culls presently in effect in much of the devastated
areas. Officials agreed to halt any dog culling
operations in the area and
are welcoming IFAW's efforts to address the present public health concerns
by conducting an anti-rabies vaccination and vet...
Paradoxical Alzheimer's finding may shed new light on memory loss
...song that played on your radio on the way to work yesterday? Most of us dont, thanks to a normal forgetting process that is constantly cleaning house culling
inconsequential information from our brains. Researchers at the Buck Institute now believe that this normal memory loss is hyper-activated in Alzheime...
Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts
...he agriculture ministry to map out immediate and long-term action plans to fight bird flu, concentrating 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, ma...
Wild Bird Culls may Exacerbate Avian Flu Problem
...o 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 orga...
Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert
... for example, through the collection of eggs and distribution of day-old chicks and feed, should 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...
Blood from Bird Flu Survivors Provides Breakthrough in Treatment of H5N1
...ed from the blood of bird flu survivors have helped cure mice infected with the dreaded H5N1 bird 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 p...
Four Malaysians in Hospital for Bird Flu Checks
...vation in hospital in Sungai Buloh, health officials said Monday. Kamarudin said mopping up operations 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 ...
Indonesia Facing Massive Hurdles Against Bird Flu
...th the World Health Organisation's (WHO) communicable disease team, said economic reasons made the virus especially difficult 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 ec...
Afghanistan Reports Fresh Bird Flu Cases
...ive poultry immunization programme has been launched in Kabul and in the two provinces which reported 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 Departm...
Bird Flu Once Again in Afghanistan
The outbreaks are located in areas of Kabul the capital and eastern parts of the country. Azhari added 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 h...
Bird Flu Outbreak in Chonan, Central South Korea
...It is the seventh bird flu outbreak since November reported in South Korea. H5N1 virus was the cause of the six previous outbreaks in Korea.
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 ...
Chronic Wasting Disease In Alberta
... According to Alberta wildlife officials culling
of deer will soon commence due to the attack of chronic wasting disease// t... the knowledge about the spread and mechanism of this disease is not known, culling
is the only way to deal with this disorder right now.
Culling will firs...
Bird Flu Most Likely to Infect and Kill Young People
...2 people in 10 countries since it re-emerged in 2003. It has killed 166 of them.
It remains mostly 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. The...
Pakistan: Authorities Plays Down Bird Flu Risk
...gainst 24-72 hours required earlier.
In 2006, Pakistan confirmed the deadly H5N1 strain of avian 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...
Bird Flu Claims Next Egyptian Victim
...N1 strain has hit at least 45 countries and killed more than 150 people worldwide. The discovery of avian flu in the Middle East has led to widespread culling
The World Health Organization has reported that mutations in the virus have been found in two fatalities in Egypt though these were not ...
Less-lethal Strains of Bird Flu Virus may Become the Biggest Killer
...own is the V-genotype that turned up in South Korea and Japan in late 2003. This variant infected at 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 wor...
A Rehearsal To Deal With Possible Bird Flu Outbreak Conducted In Vietnam
... an alert.
According to the Department of Animal Health of Vietnam Ministry, this recent out break has killed some 6,000 poultry, and led to the culling
of nearly 23,000 ducks and chickens.
Indonesia: 14 Year Old Boy Critical With Bird Flu
...h official confirmed.
It is estimated that since 2003, more than 150 people world wide have lost 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...
Extra Funding To Fight Bird Flu
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 immediate culling
of diseased or suspected animals are critical elem...
Childhood Survivors Of Brain Tumors More At Risk For Strokes Later In Life
...cer during childhood. The national database includes about 4,000 leukemia survivors and about 1,700 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 mi...
Indian Chicken Back On Bhutanese Platter
...tbreak of the H5N1 virus in poultry in India's Maharashtra state.
On Aug 12, India declared itself 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....
Bird Flu Claims One More Victim in Indonesia
...e of food for the people there. In spite of the continuous rise in the death toll, Indonesian authorities 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 ea...
Bhutan Lifts Ban on Poultry from India
...the outbreak of the H5N1 virus in poultry in India's Maharashtra state. On Aug 12, India declared itself 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 minis...
New human H5N1 bird flu case in Indonesia
... "The woman had come down with a fever two weeks after being in the vicinity of dead chickens. "
The Indonesian government has not taken up mass culling
of birds, in spite of the rise in the number of human deaths, mentioning the costs and uselessness in a big, densely populated country where a few fow...
Stringent Bird Flu Monitoring Accelerated In China
...ed so far in Mongolia after the last outbreak of bird flu in the northwestern regions of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia which concurrently also led to the culling
of over 2000 birds there. Although China did no face any loss of human lives during this outbreak officials do not want to take any chances as China h...
Intelligent Ways to Prevent a Bird-flu Outbreak
...y migratory birds.
According to The World Health Organization, the virus has claimed nearly 143 people since 2003 in many parts of Asia and the culling
of nearly 200 million birds....