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Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China

HealthDay - ‎2 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China.
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Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The last positive bird flu case in Dubois County—Indiana's top turkey-producing county that's about 70 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky—came Jan. 16.

Bird Flu Still Decimating Poultry Flocks in Nigeria - ‎13 hours ago‎
In total, over 230,000 birds were destroyed to try and prevent this disease spreading. A further 2000 died from the disease. These birds died in these fifteen outbreaks alone, but avian flu has been decimating poultry producers in the country for some ...
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Indiana preparing to lift most bird flu-related restrictions

Indianapolis Business Journal - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Purdue agricultural economist Philip Paarlberg said the 414,000 birds euthanized in Indiana's outbreak hasn't had any significant impact on turkey and eggs prices.

Two Bird Flu Strains Affecting Poultry in Taiwan - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
TAIWAN - Both H5N8 and H5N2 strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Taiwan recently. An outbreak of H5N8 avian flu was found in native chickens in an abattoir, in Kaohsiung province. One case was found, and the remaining ...

Macau bird flu case sparks probe into whether Guangdong farm supplied Hong Kong

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
After a live chicken store at a Macau market tested positive for H7 bird flu, health inspectors are investigating if the supplier in question also supplied to Hong Kong.

More Bird Flu Reported in Cote D'Ivoire - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
COTE D'IVOIRE - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Cote D'Ivoire. All of the outbreaks occurred in Abidjan province in the south of the country and involved the H5N1 strain of the disease.

Swine and Bird Flu on the Rise Across Syria February 3rd, 2016 · 2 min read

Syria Deeply - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Deaths related to swine and bird flu are beginning to emerge across Syria. While the government has remained tight-lipped about the scale of the issue, state-controlled media outlets are finally starting to release figures for cases across the country.

Bird flu crisis will inflate foie gras bill and could end up costing the industry €490 million

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
French foie gras lovers will have to pay more for the liver delicacy this year due to the recent bird flu outbreak in southwest France that will halt output for four months, makers said.

New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). This interim rule is due to publish in the Federal ...

Bird flu crisis will inflate foie gras bill, French makers say

Reuters - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
PARIS Feb 5 French foie gras lovers will have to pay more for the delicacy this year due to the recent bird flu outbreak in southwest France that will halt output for four months, makers said on Friday.
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US on high alert for bird flu after Indiana poultry outbreak

Reuters - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
It was the first new case of bird flu in U.S. poultry flocks since June. More poultry flocks will likely fall ill in the coming months, veterinarians said, following an unprecedented outbreak last year that caused more than 48 million chickens and ...
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Bird Flu: Kano Decimates 340, 000 Birds

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Bird-flu IN the wake of lingering bird flu virus, the Kano State government has so far destroyed over 340, 000 birds from 49 farms in the last two months.

No New Infected Flocks Found in Indiana Bird Flu Testing - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
US - No new flocks have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indiana since 16 January. Testing covered a wide area as part of response efforts to the disease outbreaks found in Dubois County.

Nigeria: Bird Flu - Kano State Govt Kills 340000 Birds in Two Months - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The Kano State Government said on Friday it had so far killed over 340, 000 birds since bird flu resurfaced in the state over two months ago.
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H7 bird flu virus detected in Macao market

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
An H7 avian flu virus was detected in samples of poultry sold in Macao's street market, officials from Macao's Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and the Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday.

Nigeria: Bird Flu Spreads to 44 Farms in Kano - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Kano - Kano state wing of the Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria yesterday expressed concern over the rate at which the recent avian influenza outbreak has been spreading in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Kano, the state assistant secretary of ...

H5N2 bird flu hits 15th farm this year

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) A new highly pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian influenza virus has hit a chicken farm in Changhua County, bringing the number of poultry farms around Taiwan affected by the strain of avian flu to 15 since the beginning of this ...
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Official: Bird flu cases reminder of need for tracking rules

WNDU-TV - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's state veterinarian says a recent bird flu outbreak is a reminder of the importance of all buyers and sellers of poultry to follow state record-keeping rules.
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What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change

New York Times - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Novel avian influenza viruses are mongrels, born when the influenza viruses that live harmlessly inside the bodies of wild ducks, geese and other waterfowl mix with those of domesticated animals like the ones at Jiangfeng, especially poultry but also pigs.