Bird Flu

Manipur hit by bird flu, culling of poultry begins

Manipur hit by bird flu, culling of poultry beginsImphal, Apr. 21 - Culling and burial of poultry livestock has begun in Manipur following an outbreak of bird flu or Avian Influenza.

The state government officially confirmed the outbreak of the flu through a notification issued on Sunday, and said some poultry birds in the Imphal branch of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had shown symptoms of Avian Influenza.


Bird flu alert sounded in Amethi

Bird flu alert sounded in AmethiAmethi (Uttar Pradesh) Mar 15 : The threat of a bird flu outbreak looms large on Amethi as birds have been dying mysteriously in the district for almost two weeks now.

A team of the district veterinary department was dispatched to the village after a frantic call from a villager who collected samples from various villages which were then sent to Bhopal. The samples tested positive for bird flu.


Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, BangladeshWashington, June 18 - A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.


Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

Bird FluWashington, June 18 - A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.


Chinese provinces report five new bird flu cases

Chinese provinces report five new bird flu casesBeijing, Jan 11 - The Chinese provinces of Fujian, Guangdong and Zhejiang Friday reported five fresh human cases of H7N9 bird flu, including one death.

The five new cases included two in Zhejiang, two in Guangdong and one in Fujian, according to the health and family planning commissions in the three provinces, Xinhua reported.


Emerging bird flu strain still far from affecting humans

Emerging bird flu strain still far from affecting humans Washington, Dec 06 : Scientists have found that avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily.


Common food preservative can prevent spread of deadly H7N9 bird flu

Common food preservative can prevent spread of deadly H7N9 bird fluWashington, Oct 24 - A new research has suggested that a common food additive can block a deadly new strain of avian influenza virus from infecting healthy cells.

The compound, in wide use as a preservative, binds to a part of the flu virus that has never been targeted by any existing antiviral drug, raising hopes for its effectiveness against multi-drug-resistant flu viruses.


Bird flu toll rises to 38 in China

Bird flu toll rises to 38 in ChinaShanghai, June 1 : A man in Shanghai died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu Friday, raising the toll from the virus in China to 38.

The 59-year old man died Friday afternoon, nearly two months after being confirmed as infected with the virus, the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement late Friday.


China bird-flu toll reaches 10

China bird-flu toll reaches 10Beijing, April 12 - Chinese authorities said Thursday that a 10th person has died from the new strain of bird flu detected last month in the Shanghai region.

The number of confirmed human infections rose to 38 with the discovery of nine new cases in Shanghai.

Of the 28 infected people who are still alive, only one, a boy of 4, has made a full recovery, the official Xinhua news agency said.


China bird-flu outbreak toll reaches six

China bird-flu outbreak toll reaches sixShanghai, April 6 - The toll from an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu in eastern China rose to six Friday with the deaths of a farmer in Zhejiang province and two other people in this metropolis.

Doctors have confirmed 13 other cases of infection with a variant of the H7N9 virus.

All 13 patients are being treated under quarantine at hospitals in Shanghai and neighbouring regions.


China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang

China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in XinjiangBeijing, July 3 : China''s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday.

The disease has killed 1,600 chickens raised by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a unique economic and semi-military government organization of about 2.5 million people.


Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccine

Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccineKuala Lumpur, Feb 25 : A Vietnamese company has created and successfully tested effective human vaccines against both avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 viruses.


Bird flu suspected in Meghalaya

Bird flu suspected in MeghalayaShillong, Feb 10 - Fears of bird flu gripped Shillong Friday and Meghalaya state authorities sounded a general alert after a hundred pigeons were found dead in the state capital, an official said.

The pigeons have died over a month at Keating Road in the heart of Shillong City, and Thursday three more pigeons died of unnatural deaths, said Animal and Husbandry Veterinary director D. Lyngwa.


58 Mexicans die of flu

58 Mexicans die of fluMexico City, Feb 6 - A total of 58 people have died of flu in Mexico so far this year. The deaths were caused by different strains of flu virus, the predominant one being swine flu.

As many as 2,815 alive patients have been confirmed to have the infection, the health secretariat said.

From Jan 1 to Feb 2, 93 percent of the deaths were caused by the AH1N1 swine flu, it said.

Of the current cases of infection, 90 percent have been due to the AH1N1 virus.


Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar

Bird flu case surfaces in BhubaneswarBhubaneswar, Feb 4 - Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, an official said Saturday.

The state authorities had recently sent three poultry samples from the government-run Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal after several chickens suddenly died.


Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu

Tripura begins culling to contain bird fluAgartala, Jan 27 - With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread of the infection, officials said here.


Man dies of bird flu in China

Man dies of bird flu in ChinaBeijing, Jan 23 - A 39-year-old man in China's southwestern province of Guizhou died Sunday from the bird flu virus H5N1, the health ministry said.

The man felt unwell Jan 6. He was taken to hospital in the provincial town of Guiyang Jan 19 after his health condition deteriorated. Despite intensive therapy, the man died, reported RIA Novosti.


Deadly bird flu research paused amid bioterror fears

Deadly bird flu research paused amid bioterror fears London, Jan 21 : Scientists, who developed a more deadly strain of bird flu, have called for a temporary moratorium on their research on mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus amid fears that that the data could be used by bioterrorists.

In a letter published in Science and Nature, the teams have asked for an "international forum" to debate the risks and value of the studies.


Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird flu

Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird fluBhubaneswar, Jan 9 - Odisha has alerted all its district authorities in view of the detection of a bird flu case in the state, an official said Monday.


Global alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu

Global alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer fluRotterdam (The Netherlands), Dec. 20 : A deadly strain of bird flu with the potential to infect and kill millions of people has been created in a laboratory by Dutch scientists who now want to publish full details of how they did it.


Chicken culling starts, as bird flu strikes Tripura

Gandhigram, Mar 8: Veterinaries in Tripura have started the process of culling chickens, after an outbreak of Avian Influenza or bird flu in the state.

Veterinarians began the culling on Monday in the state-owned poultry farm in Gandhigram, about 30 kilometres from state capital Agartala.

The poultry farm is one of the main chicken breeding centres in the state with a capacity of about 7,000 chickens.

Officials said about 380 birds had died between the March 1 and March 4, after which samples were sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal


Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive

Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive Agartala, Feb 19 : Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance.

Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura Saturday to assist the state authorities. They are closely monitoring the situation, an official said.


Nearly 70,000 chickens culled in West Bengal

Chicken-With-Bird-FluNew Delhi, Jan 23 : Nearly 70,000 chickens have been culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, officials said here Thursday.

"The situation is being monitored on a daily basis. So far 69,885 birds have been culled and 6,214 eggs have been destroyed," a statement issued here said.


Over 52,500 poultry culled in West Bengal

Over 52,500 poultry culled in West Bengal  New Delhi, Jan 22 Bird flu in West Bengal spread to two more localities in Murshidabad district, health authorities here said Friday after over 52,500 birds were culled in the affected areas.

"Two more epicenters surfaced in the Khargram block," a health ministry official said.

Earlier, the outbreak of the flu was reported in Hazrabati and Nagar villages in Murshidabad Jan 14 and in Faridpur village of Burwan block Jan 17.


Over 44,000 birds culled in bird-flu hit Murshidabad

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over 44,000 poultry birds were culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, officials said Thursday.

"The situation is being monitored on a daily basis. So far 44,967 birds have been culled and 3,352 eggs destroyed," said a statement issued here.

The outbreak of avian influenza was notified in Murshidabad district Jan 14. Since then, officials said, two more epicentres have surfaced - Haripur and Ninur in the district. On Jan 17, Faridpur village of Burwan block was also notified as avian-flu hit.


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