Latest Bird Flu News

Stopping pandemics before they start.
Tuesday June 27th 2017, 2:00 PM

Ebola was finally stopped by rushing a vaccine to Africa. Now a project is planning to be more ready for the next pandemic threat.

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The truth teller.
Monday June 26th 2017, 2:00 PM

Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on persuading anti-vaxers, predicting the next outbreak, and working with Trump.

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Whence new plagues?
Friday June 23rd 2017, 2:00 PM

Keeping an eye on birds and beasts, the viruses they carry, and which of those viruses are found in people is thus a prudent thing to do.

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Three mutations could make bird flu a potential pandemic.
Friday June 16th 2017, 2:00 PM

Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people.

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Fighting climate change can be a lonely battle in oil country, especially for a kid.
Tuesday June 13th 2017, 2:00 PM

Jayden Foytlin, a 14-year-old hurricane survivor, is suing the government over climate change in one of the most surprising environmental lawsuits of our time.

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Indonesia boosts chicken checks to keep bird flu at bay.
Thursday June 08th 2017, 2:00 PM

Huge poultry markets, together with high population density, massive commercial poultry production and cultural practices such as backyard chicken-rearing, have made Indonesia a global epicenter for human transmission of the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

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South Korea to raise bird flu alert to maximum from June 6.
Monday June 05th 2017, 2:00 PM

South Korea’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will raise its bird flu alert to the maximum from June 6 as a case found on Saturday was confirmed to be the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.

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Bird flu outbreak in Shaanxi province kills 20,000 chickens.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 2:00 PM

More than 20,000 chickens died from an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, official media said on Wednesday citing a local government statement.

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The virus hunters.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 PM

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. The odds are not in their favor.

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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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