Latest Bird Flu News

Teflon town.
Monday August 28th 2017, 2:00 PM

“The area within a 15-mile radius of Bennington may well be the Teflon glass coating capital of the world.” That 1968 quote from the VP of the newly formed Chemical Fabrics Corporation set the tone for a honeymoon period with the Bennington community that lasted more than 30 years.

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How the house of Saud inflicted 500,000 cholera cases — as policy.
Wednesday August 23rd 2017, 2:00 PM

A 31-year-old Saudi prince is waging biological warfare against his neighbours, and we aren’t even complaining.

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Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle.
Wednesday August 16th 2017, 2:00 PM

The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation’s first outbreak of bird flu.

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Korean retailers stop egg sales after fipronil found in some eggs.
Tuesday August 15th 2017, 2:00 PM

Major Korean retailers, convenience store chains and online retailers decided Tuesday to immediately halt sales of eggs at their branches nationwide after the government warned of pesticide-tainted eggs earlier in the day.

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Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak.
Monday August 14th 2017, 2:00 PM

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation’s first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation.

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Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns.
Monday August 14th 2017, 2:00 PM

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.

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Ticks are here to stay. But scientists are finding ways to outsmart them.
Friday August 11th 2017, 2:00 PM

Researchers acknowledge that there’s no getting rid of ticks, so they are developing ways to make them less dangerous.

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Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after insecticide found in eggs.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 2:00 PM

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak.

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