2 diagnosed with bird flu in south China

Two more persons have been diagnosed with the deadly bird flu in south China's Guangdong province, taking the number of people infected with H7N9-strain in the area to 23 this year.

First H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in North America

Canadian authorities have announced the first case of H7N9 bird flu in North America in a woman who recently travelled to China.

Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday.

Taiwan sees severest bird flu outbreak in decade

 The current outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian flu, in Taiwan is the most severe experienced in the past decade, the island's agriculture council chief said.

New outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state

A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.

Japan culls 200,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Japan's Okayama prefecture Friday started culling around 200,000 chickens at a farm after a fourth bird flu outbreak, a media report said.

Over one lakh new HIV/AIDS cases reported in China in 2014

China has reported 104,000 new HIV/AIDS infections in 2014, up 14.8 per cent from the previous year, the central health authority here said.

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.

Two afflicted with H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Two new confirmed cases of humans infected by the H7N9 strain of bird flu was reported from China's Guangdong province 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.

H5N8 strain of bird flu found in Taiwan

Taiwan's agriculture authority confirmed Sunday that the strain of bird flu found in a goose breeding facility in the Chiayi County was the H5N8, which is not considered to be highly pathogenic.

Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan

Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens.

Patrolling intensified in Chilika Lake in new year

Patrolling has been intensified in and around Chilika Lake of Odisha to prevent killing of birds in the new year here which is home to millions of winged guests in winter.

Six bird flu cases reported in China

 Six cases of bird flu have been reported in China`s Zhejiang province, local authorities said in a statement Wednesday.

Hong Kong to slaughter 15,000 chickens after outbreak

As many as 15,000 chickens will be culled in Hong Kong to prevent an outbreak of bird flu, authorities said on Wednesday.

Japan orders slaughter of 37,000 chickens in bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 37,000 chickens as officials announced the third bird flu outbreak in less than a month and pledged "all necessary measures" to contain the spread.

Bird flu kills five in Libya

Five people have died in Libya as a result of bird flu, an official said Monday.

China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises

A man has died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in eastern China, state media reported today at the end of a year in which cases of the virus have accelerated.

Japan culls 42 thousand chickens after second bird flu outbreak

Japan today ordered the slaughter of some 42 thousand chickens after officials confirmed the country's second bird flu outbreak in less than a month.

Four die of bird flu in Libya: Minister

Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country`s internationally recognised government said on Saturday.