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Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake to re-open Jan 19

Chandigarh's famous tourist attraction Sukhna Lake will be re-opened for the public Jan 19, the Chandigarh Administration announced Wednesday.

45 birds found dead in Sultanpur National Park; sanctuary shut

As many as 45 birds have been found dead in the Sultanpur National Park, around 15 kms from the city, following which the sanctuary has been closed, a forest official said on Monday.

Bird flu measure: Sultanpur National Park shut after birds found dead

More than 40 birds, which are migratory birds, were reportedly found dead inside the Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon, on Saturday, triggering fears of bird flu in the region.

Culling of poultry birds going on in Kerala

The Kerala government has deployed 75 teams to cull poultry birds in villages hit by outbreak of H5N1 or bird flu virus, a minister said Friday.

Culling of birds to be completed in 3 days, says Kerala govt

Kerala government on Friday decided to complete within three days culling of birds hit by H5N1, the strain of avian influenza that has killed thousands of ducks in three districts and stepped up preventive measures to check its spread to human beings.

Kerala bird flu: Virus identified as H5N1, vigilance stepped up

The strain of avian influenza that caused deaths of thousands of duck in the three districts of Kerala has been identified as H5N1, which could also spread to human beings though the infection caused by it can be cured, officials said Thursday.

Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.

Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that`s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

South Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

South Korea stepped up the culling of poultry and enforced strict quarantine measures Saturday to stop the country`s first outbreak of bird flu in three years from spreading, officials said.

H5N1 outbreak: Union Health Ministry team goes to Chhattisgarh

Following reports about the outbreak of Avian flu in poultry farms in Durg and Bastar districts of Chhattisgarh, a team of Union Health Ministry has gone there to take stock of the situation.

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

Drug target to boost body`s natural flu killer identified

A known difficulty in fighting influenza (flu) is the ability of the flu viruses to mutate and thus evade various medications that were previously found to be effective.

Flu `Holy Grail` comes closer to reality

The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2.

Flu `Holy Grail` comes closer to reality

The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2.

India free from bird flu: Govt

The government on Wednesday announced that the country is free of bird flu disease.

Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny

Virologists warned on Tuesday that there was no vaccine against a mutant strain of H5N1 bird flu.

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Osteoporosis drugs effective in killing H1N1, H5N1

Two existing drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be effective in killing influenza viruses, including the new H1N1 swine flu and the H5N1 bird flu viruses, researchers in Hong Kong have found.