Latest Bird Flu News

Gauging Matthew’s environmental damage.
Friday December 02nd 2016, 2:00 PM

Efforts to measure the environmental damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, especially the flooding that occurred in its wake continue, but officials are crediting lessons learned from previous storms.

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Flu – or flu vaccine – in pregnancy not tied to autism in kids.
Wednesday November 30th 2016, 2:00 PM

Pregnant women who get the flu, or a flu vaccine, are not increasing their baby’s risk for an autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

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Bird flu found at small poultry farm in Germany.
Wednesday November 30th 2016, 2:00 PM

A case of high risk H5N8 bird flu has been found on a small farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in east Germany, state authorities said on Wednesday.

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Extreme air pollution delays the arrival of India migratory birds.
Monday November 28th 2016, 2:00 PM

Extreme air pollution and continuing warm days have delayed the arrival of winter migratory birds in Delhi this year.

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Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull.
Monday November 28th 2016, 2:00 PM

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe.

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VIDEO: A mosquito, a virus, a life interrupted.
Wednesday November 23rd 2016, 2:00 PM

Epidemiologists and vector control experts in California continue to be alarmed by the steady presence of the West Nile virus in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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Run for top Hong Kong job? I just want to retire there, WHO chief Margaret Chan says.
Wednesday November 23rd 2016, 2:00 PM

City’s former health director plans to spend more time with family after a decade heading the UN agency in Switzerland.

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Killer bird flu has spread across Europe – are humans next?
Wednesday November 23rd 2016, 2:00 PM

Bird flu is back, and it’s got nastier – for birds, at least.

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Sweden raises alert level as bird flu spreads to neighboring Denmark.
Monday November 21st 2016, 2:00 PM

Sweden has raised the alert level for poultry to the second highest following an outbreak of bird flu in neighboring Denmark, the Swedish board of Agriculture said on Monday.

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The microbes have won again.
Monday November 21st 2016, 2:00 PM

Zika has been downgraded from emergency status by the WHO—and despite how it might sound, that’s not good news.

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France tightens restrictions to avoid bird flu contamination.
Thursday November 17th 2016, 2:00 PM

France, Europe’s largest poultry producer, imposed additional precautions at farms and restricted hunting and bird gathering on Thursday after a severe strain of bird flu virus was found in several neighboring countries in the past few weeks.

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Can West Nile virus keep making you sick?
Tuesday November 15th 2016, 2:00 PM

West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection that’s spread across the Americas in less than two decades, may be killing some of its victims slowly and quietly, researchers reported Monday.

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