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Spread of bird flu in Africa threatens poultry, profits and people

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
An outbreak of avian influenza virus in Cameroon is raising concerns that the disease, already entrenched in parts of West and Central Africa, might advance southward and ravish the poultry industry.
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Does the Sioux Falls landfill handle bird flu disposal?

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Tuesday's meeting in Parker on a proposed 2.5-million chicken egg operation included some choice words from opponents about bird flu. About a month ago, Sonstegard Foods representatives talked about the possibility of disposing some birds in the Sioux ...

Bird flu outbreak highlights need for farm coverage

Insurance Business Canada (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“It seems to be a more active year this year than it has been in the past; from our standpoint, the avian flu has been a really small part, but we've been seeing a few fires, more than what we've seen in previous years, there's been wind damage and ...

Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu. The findings, which are published in the journal Scientific Reports, show that genetics play a key part in ...
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FAO calls for increased vigilance as Bird Flu spreads in West and Central Africa

Africanews - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as bird flu continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

Vigilance Needed After Bird Flu Reports in Russian Wild Birds - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
UK - The UK's Animal & Plant Health Agency has warned poultry owners to maintain high biosecurity levels and remain vigilant against avian influenza after wild bird disease detections in Russia. According to Russia's official disease reports, the ...

Bird flu virus cuts through central Africa - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Cameroon has become the latest African country to detect an outbreak of avian influenza (AI) and neighbouring countries - Nigeria, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of the Congo and Chad - fear for their poultry production.
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Why some chickens are resistant to bird flu

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has found. The findings suggest that genetics play a key part in whether the birds are susceptible or resistant to the potentially deadly virus.

Bird flu outbreak in west Africa raises worries about food and livelihoods

Reuters - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in west and central Africa has stoked fears that the disease may become endemic in the region, with lasting implications for people's livelihoods, the U.N.
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Cameroon Bird Flu Losses Reach $20 Million, UN Food Agency Says

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The United Nations said Cameroon so far lost $20 million due to an outbreak of bird flu which continues to threaten farmers' livelihoods after the West African nation became the sixth country in the region to detect the disease.
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14000 ducks to be killed in efforts to eradicate avian flu - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
The federal government has imposed a quarantine zone around a St. Catharines, Ont., farm where a strain of bird flu was discovered.

Bird flu: Emptying of farms started in the Central region, but ban on chicken sales remains

Business in Cameroon - ‎3 hours ago‎
As a reminder, it was in the Central region that the first outbreak of bird flu was discovered in May, creating a stir in the poultry sector, as the epizooty spread to three other regions (South, West end Adamaoua) in Cameroon.

Risks While Traveling – Avian Flu, Dengue Fever And Realted Illnesses

Net Globers - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Bird flu viruses, which are natural to birds, cause Avian Flu. Their intestines are the breeding ground for the virus although the birds themselves rarely get ill from them.

New research reveals genetic reason that some chickens are resistant to bird flu

Phys.Org - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Influenza virus is the cause of influenza, or 'flu' - the contagious respiratory viral disease common in many birds and mammals. The viruses circulating in wild birds and domesticated poultry are of particular interest to scientists because they may ...

It's all in the genes: Why some chickens are bird flu resistant

Digital Journal - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Lincoln - Combating the risks associated with bird flu is of global importance. While some research focuses on treatment, and other parts on addressing transmission, another strand looks at patterns of susceptibility.
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Avian influenza control zone set up in Ontario - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment to minimise spread of the disease.
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Bird flu costs Cameroon $20m

Independent Online - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Johannesburg - The United Nations said Cameroon so far lost $20 million due to an outbreak of bird flu which continues to threaten farmers' livelihoods after the West African nation became the sixth country in the region to detect the disease.

4 bird flu cases reported between June 15, July 13

China Post - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
TAIPEI -- The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said that four new cases of infection with the avian influenza virus were reported in Taiwan during the period between June 15 and July 13, raising the cumulative number ...

Poultry shows return to fairs after bird flu ban in 2015 - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Young exhibitors are back showing poultry at fairs and festivals statewide. In 2015, the Ohio Department of Agriculture banned poultry shows statewide as an outbreak of the contagious bird flu ravaged flocks throughout the Midwest. Ohio has a robust ...