Latest Bird Flu News

Piracy of nature.
Tuesday March 21st 2017, 2:00 PM

Indonesia is mighty proud to be a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity, but we must also protect access to those resources, no less to ensure benefits for local communities.

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The tiny Trump budget cut that could blind America to the next Zika.
Monday March 20th 2017, 2:00 PM

The Obamacare repeal would halve a little-known fund that’s vital for monitoring unexpected infectious threats.

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Trump plan eliminates a global sentinel against disease, experts warn.
Friday March 17th 2017, 2:00 PM

The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America.

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One big thing that Trump’s government is missing: Scientists.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 2:00 PM

President Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 key science and technology positions that help the government counter risks ranging from chemical and biological attacks to rising seas, a Washington Post analysis has found.

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Can Africa deal with an expected boom in demand for meat?
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 2:00 PM

Africa is set to experience a unprecedented boom in demand for animal foods over the coming decades that if not properly managed could lead to the spread of new diseases, damage the environment and affect people’s livelihoods, experts say.

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China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009.
Monday March 13th 2017, 2:00 PM

China reported 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said on Monday, much higher than in previous years and bringing the death toll in this winter’s outbreaks to 161 since October.

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USDA has $80 million-$90 million to fight bird flu.
Friday March 10th 2017, 2:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $80 million to $90 million left over from the last major outbreak of bird flu to fight any new discoveries of the virus, the department’s chief veterinary officer said on Thursday.

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Officials: Tennessee bird flu outbreak may be contained.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 2:00 PM

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say what could have been a major bird flu outbreak at the Tennessee border with Alabama may have been contained due to quick action.

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Inside the Internet’s War on Science.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 2:00 PM

Welcome to the corner of the internet that’s hell-bent on convincing you that GMOs are poisonous, vaccines cause autism, and climate change is a government-sponsored hoax. The message is traveling far and wide.

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GOP health care bill would cut CDC fund to fight killer diseases.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 2:00 PM

Not only would the proposed American Health Care Act explicitly cut the fund, but President Donald Trump has said his 2018 budget would chop domestic spending and funnel more cash to the Defense Department.

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Bird flu found in Tennessee chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm.
Monday March 06th 2017, 2:00 PM

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday.

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Surge in human cases of deadly bird flu is prompting alarm.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 2:00 PM

A surge in human infections of a deadly bird flu in China is prompting increasing concern among health officials around the world.

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