New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling

Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat.

Avian influenza: Six key facts about bird flu!

Avian influenza is a viral infection which spreads from bird to bird, caused by a group of influenza A virus that includes different sub-types.

Bird flu: All 1.6 lakh poultry birds from infected zone culled

Authorities in Telangana on Friday completed the grim task of culling about 1.6 lakh poultry birds from the infected zone in Thorrur village, the epicentre of bird flu outbreak.

Surveillance in Odisha district after bird flu in Andhra Pradesh

Surveillance has been intensified in poultry firms of Ganjam district following outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake cordoned off after bird flu scare

A day after the dreaded avian influenza, H5N1, has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh, the area was cordoned off early today.

Bird flu scare in Chandigarh after one sample tests positive

The deadly Bird flu scare is back in news.

Kerala lifts ban on poultry products

The ban on poultry products that was imposed last month in 13 villages has been lifted, said a Kerala minister.

Egypt reports eighth bird flu death this year

Health authorities in Egypt on Thursday reported the country`s eighth death this year from bird flu.

Avian flu outbreak in Kerala under control, humans test negative

The avian flu outbreak, confirmed as the H5N1 virus, in three districts of Kerala is coming under control while two human samples have now been cleared as negative, said an official Sunday.

Death of 42 birds in two villages triggers panic

Forty two hens and fowls were found dead under mysterious circumstances at two villages bordering Kerala, triggering panic among people as thousands of birds infected with H5N1 virus were culled in the neigbouring state.

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second this year

Egyptian health officials say a woman who was diagnosed with bird flu has died, the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year in the country.

Cambodia reports 14th human case of bird flu

A three-year-old boy from Cambodia has been confirmed positive for the avian influenza H5N1, bringing the number of cases to 14 this year, the WHO and Cambodian authorities said Friday.

6,000 chickens culled in Bihar after bird flu outbreak

Nearly 6,000 chickens were culled and a large quantity of eggs destroyed in Bihar`s Purnea district in the last five days following an outbreak of bird flu.

China confirms 2 persons infected with bird flu

China on Sunday reported two human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in the country`s southwestern city of Guiyang, the Ministry of Health announced.

Indonesia culls over 100,000 ducks to stop bird flu

Indonesia has culled 112,000 ducks for having a new strain of bird flu virus in the country, an official said here Monday.

H5N1 scare in Nepal, hundreds of birds culled

Hundreds of birds have been culled in central Nepal after the presence of bird flu virus was confirmed at a poultry farm.

Controversial bird flu studies cleared for publication

A US biosecurity committee has withdrawn its objection to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies.

Controversial bird flu studies cleared for publication

A US biosecurity committee has withdrawn its objection to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies.

Experts to study cause of bird flu outbreak

The Tripura government has decided to urge the central government to send special expert-teams to study the sporadic resurfacing of the contagious disease.

Experts to study cause of bird flu outbreak

The Tripura government has decided to urge the central government to send special expert-teams to study the sporadic resurfacing of the contagious disease.