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A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the potential influence that the business connections between broiler chicken growers may have on the transmission of avian influenza, H5N1.
The first European case of bird flu in over a year was discovered Monday at a Romanian poultry farm, the European Commission reported.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters will see similar dove and early Canada goose seasons and bag limits, both of which open Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2009-10 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G.
Japanese researchers say they've found 10 raccoons that show signs of having fought off previous bird flu infections. The discovery marks the first time anyone in Japan has seen mammals with bird flu virus antibodies, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday.
An investigation found that wild birds spread a deadly flu virus that ravaged a Hong Kong farm last year and caused the premature slaughter of 90,000 chickens.
The government of Vietnam has announced emergency measures to prevent the spread of a bird flu epidemic from poultry to humans. Thousands of infected birds have been culled since Type A bird flu was discovered in seven provinces, the Vietnam news service VNS reported Wednesday.
A spokesman for China's Health Ministry said on Tuesday the country is puzzled by eight human cases of bird flu in January, which appeared independent of any known case in birds.
Panasonic says families of overseas workers in Africa and other regions are being ordered home to Japan in anticipation of a severe flu outbreak. Workers will remain in their posts while their families return home by September from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Russia, South America and Asia,
Health officials say a Vietnamese woman in the northern border province of Quang Ninh has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. Vietnam's National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology said Ly Tai Mui, 23, was admitted to a provincial general hospital Feb.
Experts say flu season has made a slow start this winter, with widespread illness only being reported in Virginia and New Jersey.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.