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

Health.com - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
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.

Minnesota state veterinarian, who led bird flu fight, is retiring

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann watches Thursday, April 23, 2015, as Gov. Mark Dayton declares a state of emergency over avian flu. Hartmann plans to retire in June 2016. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis). By Don Davis |. February ...

Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016

CIDRAP - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported on the latest H7N9 avian influenza pattern in China, still tied primarily to poultry contact, based on the country's Feb 5 report covering 28 recent cases.

No New Cases of Bird Flu in Dubois County

Tristatehomepage.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
The latest update on the Dubois County bird flu outbreak is one of positive news . Amidst aggressive testing no new cases have been uncovered since mid-January.
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Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon

Phys.Org - ‎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.

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.

Bird Flu Still Decimating Poultry Flocks in Nigeria

ThePoultrySite.com - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
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 ...

Bird flu crisis expected to inflate foie gras bill

Western Producer (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
PARIS, France (Reuters) - French foie gras lovers will have to pay more for the delicacy this year due to the recent bird flu outbreak in southwestern France that will halt output for four months, producers said. France's favourite festive season ...

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.
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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

ThePoultrySite.com - ‎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 ...

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.

More Bird Flu Reported in Cote D'Ivoire

ThePoultrySite.com - ‎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.

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.

Chicken farm in Tainan hit by avian flu, 5847 birds culled

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) A total of 5,847 chickens at a poultry farm in Tainan, a municipal city in southern Taiwan, were culled Thursday after the farm confirmed detecting the H5 strain of avian influenza virus, according to the Tainan City Animal Health ...
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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.

New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks

ThePoultrySite.com - ‎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 ...

No New Infected Flocks Found in Indiana Bird Flu Testing

ThePoultrySite.com - ‎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.
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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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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.
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