Latest Global spread of H5N1 Stories
Scientists in the UK are working to develop a portable test that will identify the bird flu in just two hours.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Monday the discovery of a new strain of the N5N1 avian influenza among birds in Africa.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "HK Scales Down Avian Flu Response Level To "Alert""] Hong Kong, July 9 (Xinhua) - The Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong York Chow Wednesday announced the scale down of the response level for avian influenza from "serious" to "alert".
All poultry in the South Korean capital city of Seoul have been killed in the governmentâ€™s effort to end the spread of avian flu, South Korean officials announced on Monday.
A lack of cooperation by Indonesian health officials to share samples of H5N1 avian influenza virus with other researchers across the globe is causing confusion among some U.S. officials about the future of a U.S. naval medical lab.
Korean researchers reported on Wednesday that dogs are susceptible to avian influenza, adding that pets could be a potential threat in future pandemics.
Scientists reported Wednesday that the major forces behind recent avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam and Thailand are people, ducks, and rice patties, and not the number of chickens. Although avian influenza has been closely associated with chickens in the past, the new study found the number of chickens to be a less important predictor.
Following the spread of bird flu throughout 13 of Indiaâ€™s19 West Bengal districts, the country has taken steps to stem an outbreak of the virus in the heavily populated area.
Government health officials in India are investigating hundreds of bird deaths in the eastern part of the country to determine if a recent bird flu outbreak that killed 54,000 birds has spread to new areas of the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report today suggesting the H5N1 bird flu virus may be transmitted to humans through contaminated surfaces and dust.
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