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China bird flu virus may be more extensive: Report

China bird flu virus may be more extensive: Report

The deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

Bird flu: China's poultry markets shut as death toll rises

Bird flu: China's poultry markets shut as death toll rises

China is experiencing a tough time as the death toll caused due to H7N9 bird flu has shot up recently, which has forced the poultry markets to shut.

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

China has come a long way in learning how to communicate to the public and to respond to health crises since the SARS outbreak, when official reports of infections were criticised for their slowness and irregularity.

WHO on high alert for spread of bird flu

WHO on high alert for spread of bird flu

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said it was on maximum alert for the rapid spread of bird flu cases across the world.

Bird flu detected in Japan's Gifu, 80,000 chickens culled

At least 80,000 chickens were culled at a poultry farm in central Japan`s Gifu subdivision, where the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu strain had been detected, local authorities said.

Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Tuesday issued a circular declaring the National Capital Territory of Delhi was "free from H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza."

Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare

Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare

When asked about the preparations post-bird flu scare in the zoo, the official said, measures to protect the animals have been stepped up.

Hong Kong confirms city''s second death this season of H7N9 bird flu

The man, who travelled to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in mid-December and was hospitalized in the neighbouring city of Dongguan earlier this week, died from H7N9.

Gujarat begins to cull birds after avian flu scare

As avian or bird flu reared its head in Gujarat after a decade, the state government sounded an alert and declared a 10-km radius around a poultry facility in Hathijan in Ahmedabad district a 'regulated zone' and culled over 1,500 birds till Wednesday afternoon.

Bird flu found in swans, two poultry farms in Czech Republic

State Veterinary Administration chief Zbynek Semerad said that the highly contagious H5 type has been confirmed and further tests were performed to determine whether the N8 sub-type is present, which is "assumed".

Veterinarian in US infected by avian flu transmitted from felines!

Veterinarian in US infected by avian flu transmitted from felines!

The Health Department also contacted more than 80% of the people who adopted cats from the shelter and none is suspected of having H7N2.

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultrey farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said.

India confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak in Karnataka

The H5N8 virus was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, and all 1,593 of the birds at risk from the disease died or were culled, according to the report posted by the Paris-based OIE.

Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

A poultry bird in Bellary district of Karnataka was tested positive for bird flu virus H5N8 and the state government has been asked to take steps to prevent spread of the disease, the Union government said on Friday.

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Three more birds died due to suspected bird flu here on Friday, prompting the authorities to shut down a park in Paschim Vihar in west Delhi.

No death of birds in Gwalior and Delhi Zoo: Committee

The three member committee said that various samples were taken from birds like duck, pelican, crow and munia bird earlier this month from National Zoological Park and sent to ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases.

Bird flu: Centre forms committee to monitor situation

On Tuesday, Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai urged the central government to direct the authorities concerned at the Bhopal lab to expedite the process of sending reports.

Centre forms committee to monitor bird flu situation

The central government on Wednesday constituted a committee to maintain constant vigil on the situation arising out of bird flu, an official statement said.

Bird flu: Centre issues health alert to states

Birds in Delhi, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) and Kerala have tested positive avian influenza AH5N8, which according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is considered less risky of being transmitted to humans. But the government is taking no chances.

Avian influenza: Five best natural cures for bird flu!

Here are some herbs and home remedies that can help protect against bird flu infection and speed recovery process in those who become ill.