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H7N9 Bird Flu Under Control In China, According To United Nations
2013-05-22 09:01:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts with the United Nations (UN) reported Tuesday that the 2013 H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has sickened 130 people and killed 36 has been brought under control in China. They said that closure of live bird markets in Shanghai and other areas has likely contributed to the halt of the spread of the disease throughout the country. The UN warned that health authorities worldwide must still remain on the lookout to detect further...

No New Cases Of Bird Flu, Despite Three More Deaths In China
2013-05-14 13:33:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite three new deaths being attributed to H7N9 bird flu, no new cases have been reported since May 7, according to Nature News correspondent Declan Butler. Reuters, citing state-owned Xinhua news agency, reported yesterday (May 13) that China has seen three more deaths related to the new bird flu strain that arose at the end of March. These latest deaths bring the toll to 35, while the number of infections sits steady at 130....

H7N9 Confirmed In China's Hunan Province
2013-04-28 05:25:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 64-year-old woman has become the first person in China´s Hunan Province to become infected with the H7N9 bird flu, health officials there confirmed on Saturday. According to the Xinhua news agency, the woman, who goes by the surname Guan and is a resident of Shaoyang City, began suffering from a fever back on April 14. Hunan Provincial Health Department officials said laboratory tests had confirmed she had contracted the...

2006-04-06 14:35:03

By David Brough CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - A leading bird flu expert said on Thursday there was no evidence that the virus was showing any signs of mutating into a form that would be more infectious in humans. But Ian Brown, head of avian influenza at Britain's Veterinary Laboratories Agency, an official lab that tests for the virus, also said that it was extremely difficult to track bird flu as it mutated. Although hard for humans to catch, scientists fear bird flu could mutate into a...

2006-03-29 08:22:30

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto's deadly brush with the SARS virus three years ago has uniquely prepared the city for the possibility of a bird flu pandemic, health officials say. Drawing on lessons from the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, city and provincial experts promise new screening measures, emergency plans to treat patients from home and tough laws detailing what health workers must do. Rules still under government debate could ban travel,...

2006-03-20 13:36:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton said on Monday said that it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu would be detected in the United States as early as this year. Speaking to reporters, Norton and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the bird flu virus to U.S. shores. Norton said bird flu would likely first be detected in the Pacific islands in Alaska, where testing for the...

2006-03-20 13:38:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton said on Monday said that it was "increasingly likely" that bird flu would be detected in the United States as early as this year. Speaking to reporters, Norton and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled a plan to increase monitoring of migratory birds that are likely to bring the bird flu virus to U.S. shores. Norton said bird flu would likely first be detected in the Pacific islands in Alaska, where testing for the...

2006-02-27 13:15:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that cooked poultry does not transmit bird flu in a bid to calm mounting consumer fears as the virus spreads. "The WHO confirms that when poultry products are safely handled and properly cooked, humans are not at risk of acquiring H5N1 (bird flu) infection through food," the United Nations agency said in a statement. European countries where the virus has been detected have reported big drops in consumption of chicken and...

2006-01-20 12:24:51

By Selcuk Gokoluk ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey accused its neighbors on Friday of hushing up outbreaks of bird flu, complicating the fight against a virus that has killed four Turkish children. "It is unofficially known that this illness exists in our neighboring countries which are ruled by closed regimes, but these countries do not declare this because of their systems," Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker told a news conference. He did not name the countries he had in mind, but Iran and...

2006-01-17 11:00:29

By Ben Blanchard and Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Health experts meeting in Beijing on Tuesday tried to generate a $1.4 billion fund to fight bird flu as Indonesia said a toddler who died may be the latest victim of the virus. Underscoring the need for urgent action, Indonesia's health ministry said a 3-year-old boy who died on Tuesday was being tested for bird flu. His 13-year-old sister died a few days ago and initial tests showed she had the H5N1 virus. Turkey said it was...


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