BIRD FLU

  • Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract, fear experts November 28, 2014

    Paris: A bird flu virus found in India this week is the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. However, the organisation said it was not concerned about the situation, because India had faced outbreaks of the virus before. No...
  • Bird flu: Tamil Nadu halts transportation of chicken from Kerala November 26, 2014

    Chennai: With the outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced a series of measures to prevent its spread in the state, including suspending transportation of chicken and destroying eggs meant for hatching. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who chaired a review meeting...
  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE November 25, 2014

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • India loses WTO dispute over bird flu curbs on US poultry October 14, 2014

    Geneva/Washington: India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of US poultry and other agricultural products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday. India had claimed its import restrictions were justified by international rules on animal health, but the panel agreed with the United...
  • Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year January 22, 2014

    A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the world's largest annual human migration. China has reported more than 50 H7N9 infections in 2014...
  • Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu December 26, 2013

    An 80yearold man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December. The man, the second person in Hong Kong to be diagnosed with the virus strain, lived...
  • KFC China sales slump amid bird flu scare August 13, 2013

    Beijing:The recent bird flu scare in China has dragged KFC's sales in the country by 13 per cent in July, said Yum! Brands Inc, its parent company. A data released by the US fast food giant shows that KFC's samestore sales in the Chinese market declined 16 per cent last month,...
  • Shivraj govt alerts officials about bird flu in Chhattisgarh August 7, 2013

    The Madhya Pradesh government sounded an alert in the districts bordering the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, after confirmation of avian influenza (birdflu) in that state. In a directive to all collectors of districts bordering Chhattisgrah, the MP government advised them to take all precautions to check the spread...
  • News briefs: 2day science exhibition ends in Dhamtari August 5, 2013

    The twoday Science Model Exhibition came to an endon Sunday. It wasorganised by the Inspire Award Yojna. About 594 models were displayed in the exhibition. A large number of students participated in the exhibition. The students showed their enthusiasm and excitement during the science exhibition. Raipur: Bird flu alert across state Outbreak...
  • Health Department sounds alert in Chhattisgarh as bird flu hits Anjora village August 4, 2013

    An alert has been sounded in Chhattisgarh after the outbreak of bird flu in a poultry farm at Anjora village of Rajnandgaon district by the health department of the state. "Health department on Saturday sounded an alert in the state following the outbreak of bird flu in Anjora," Minister of Agriculture...
  • China's bird flu outbreak cost $ 6.5 billion May 22, 2013

    Geneva: The H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has caused economic losses of more than $6.5 billion so far, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday. "The economic impacts of H7N9 have been astounding," Juan Lubroth said during a presentation at the World Health Assembly in...
  • China: 'Death toll from new bird flu rises to 36' May 18, 2013

    London: Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had...
  • China's bird flu death toll rises to 16 April 18, 2013

    Beijing: Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, and the government has warned that the number of infections could rise. The latest victims were from the commercial capital of Shanghai, where the...
  • China's H7N9 bird flu spreads in Beijing, second case reported April 15, 2013

    Beijing: The new strain of deadly bird flu spread in Beijing as one more case was reported from the Chinese capital, raising the total number of people affected from the avian influenza in the country to 61. On Saturday, a 7yearold girl had become the first person in Beijing to...
  • Beijing reports first case of new bird flu as virus spreads April 13, 2013

    Beijing: The deadly new bird flu, which has caused 11 deaths in China so far, spread to Beijing as the capital reported its first case on Saturday, increasing the total number of cases in the country to 44. A sevenyearold child in Beijing was suspected to have been infected with...
  • 38 infected with bird flu, says China April 12, 2013

    Beijing: The number of people infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu in China stands at 38 with the detection of five more cases, while a fouryearold boy who had experienced slight symptoms made a complete recovery. Ten people have died of the virus. By regions, Shanghai continues...
  • Yum says bird flu hits China April sales, March sales down April 11, 2013

    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc warned that a new bird flu outbreak in China badly hit restaurant sales there this month, even as the company also reported a sharperthanexpected slide in March sales in the country caused by the lingering impact of a separate food safety scare. "Within the past...
  • China finds bird flu in 5 new sites: World Animal Health Organisation April 11, 2013

    Paris: China found new cases of bird flu in five live bird markets in the eastern part of the country, a report posted on the website of the World Animal Health Organisation OIE showed on Wednesday. China said the H7N9 avian influenza virus was found on Wednesday in three live bird...
  • China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu, total goes up to 21 April 7, 2013

    Beijing: China continues to grapple with rising numbers of bird flu cases as three more people were on Sunday confirmed infected with the deadly H7N9 strain, taking the total to 21, while official media blamed the virus on intense farming and density of population. Shanghai, China's biggest metropolis with 23...
  • China bird flu virus found in more markets in Shanghai April 6, 2013

    Shanghai: Chinese authorities have found traces of a new bird flu virus that has killed six people in more areas in Shanghai, state media reported, after authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a large poultry market in the city. Staterun Xinhua news agency said samples of the H7N9 virus were...
  • China: 2 more die due to bird flu, virus traced to pigeons April 5, 2013

    Beijing: Two more persons on Thursday died in China due to the H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll from the new strain of avian influenza to five in the country even as officials traced the new deadly virus to pigeons in Shanghai. Also, the total number of cases of the...
  • Fourth death in China due to deadly bird flu, cases rise to 11 April 4, 2013

    Beijing: One more person on Thursday died in China due to the deadly H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll to four, even as the total number of cases of the new strain of avian influenza in the country rose to eleven. A 48yearold man died of H7N9 bird flu...
  • New strain of bird flu infects four others in China April 3, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities reported four new cases on Tuesday of a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans that has already killed two people, taking the total of known cases to seven. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday there was no evidence that the H7N9 strain could...
  • China: 2 die from bird flu not previously seen in humans March 31, 2013

    Shanghai: Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died in March after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. The two men, aged 87 and 27, became sick late February and died in...
  • Two die in China from a new bird flu strain: Xinhua March 31, 2013

    Shanghai: Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died in March after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. The two men, aged 87 and 27, became sick late February and died in early...
  • Bird flu is back in a stronger avataar July 14, 2012

    This may not be the influenza season, but news about the virus that causes the pandemic has been infecting us in the last few weeks. First, two academic groups published their muchdebated research about a labengineered strain of bird flu (H5N1) that shows how it can acquire the ability to...
  • Odisha: Bird flu resurfaces; culling begins on Sunday February 4, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday decided to go for culling of fowls in the state capital from Sunday in the wake of detection of avian influenza in a farm of the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) in Bhubaneswar. "We have received advisory from the Central government to start culling," Satyabrata Sahu,...
  • Tripura on bird flu alert, central teams arrive February 19, 2011

    Agartala: Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura on Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance. Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura on Saturday to assist the state authorities. They are closely monitoring the situation, an official said. "We have deployed 16 Rapid...
  • 'Super' chickens that don't spread bird flu January 14, 2011

    London: British scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) chickens that cannot transmit bird flu infections a step that in future could reduce the risk of avian flu spreading and causing deadly epidemics in humans. Scientists from Cambridge and Edinburgh universities said that while the transgenic chickens still got sick...
  • Researchers develop new drug against H1N1 June 14, 2010

    The drug has so far been tested successfully on mice and has shown promising results during trials. ...