Latest Bird Flu News

World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 2:00 PM

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform.

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With bird flu surging, US needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO says.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 2:00 PM

U.S. efforts to protect chickens and turkeys from bird flu rely on voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers.

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Red alert: Kofi Annan on the photos that capture our choking planet.
Friday May 05th 2017, 2:00 PM

From a masked Tokyo commuter in a crush to the plastic particles killing our oceans, the former UN secretary-general hails the photographers shortlisted for tonight’s space-themed Prix Pictet prize.

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Worse than Ebola: US not preparing for the next bio-threat.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 2:00 PM

The U.S. government is slacking off on preparing for the next big pandemic or biological terrorism attack and is not only endangering its citizens but also missing out on a great opportunity to score political points, experts said Monday.

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Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 2:00 PM

Researchers link e-cigs to wounds that won’t heal and ‘smoker’s cough’ in teens.

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As bird flu strengthens in China, midwest farmers prepare by looking for past lessons.
Monday April 24th 2017, 2:00 PM

Midwest farmers are warily watching as one strain of a highly contagious bird flu virus infects and kills humans in China and another less-worrying but still highly contagious strain infects a Tennessee poultry farm.

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French bird flu crisis seen cutting demand for poultry feed by 330,000 tons.
Wednesday April 05th 2017, 2:00 PM

About 330,000 tonnes of animal feed will not be needed in France this year due to the bird flu outbreak that has led to the widespread culling of duck flocks and an order to partially halt poultry rearing to stop the virus, an animal feed industry group said on Tuesday.

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Land of the short white feather: New Zealand’s unlikely bird flu success.
Tuesday March 28th 2017, 2:00 PM

The deadly bird flu that’s forced mass bird culls and roiled the global egg and poultry trade has spawned one unlikely success – New Zealand, a rare source of disease-free birds and supplier for China’s voracious chicken consumption.

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Top US chicken producing state suffers first case of bird flu.
Tuesday March 28th 2017, 2:00 PM

Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States’ biggest chicken meat-producing state.

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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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