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US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:31

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said today.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:08

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed today bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.

China reports three more bird flu cases in humans

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 02:41

Three more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in three provinces, Chinese health authorities said on Saturday.

Philippines bans China poultry imports due to bird flu

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:13

The Philippines said Tuesday it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after it confirmed an outbreak of the HN52 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei.

South Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 13:58

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.

Canada reports first H5N1 bird flu death in North America

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 05:36

Canadian health authorities have announced the first avian flu death in North America, in the western plains province of Alberta, of a patient who had just returned from China.

China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 11:51

China has reported its first death from the H7N9 bird flu virus in 2014 after a significant drop-off in fatalities following an outbreak last year.

China reports new bird flu virus case

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 04:24

A human case of H7N9 was reported in east China`s Zhejiang province Sunday, authorities said in a statement.

Bird flu resurfaces in China; four new cases reported

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 18:54

As winter sets in, China is once again witnessing a surge in cases of deadly H7N9 bird flu that claimed 45 lives in the country in the past few months.

Scientists find another flu virus in Chinese chicken

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 08:48

Scientists studying the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed more than 40 people since March, they had discovered another H7-type virus lurking in chickens in China.

Nepal steps up poultry cull to combat bird flu

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 21:29

Nepal`s government on Thursday ordered health workers to cull half a million chickens to combat a major bird flu outbreak on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu.

43 deaths in China due to bird flu

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 21:24

The deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, which was first reported in humans in China this year, have left 43 people dead in the country so far.