Latest Bird Flu News

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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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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