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Bird flu kills the 8th person in Egypt

An Egyptian child died on Friday after contracting bird flu, becoming the eighth fatality from the virus in Egypt within three weeks.


A five-year-old boy died from the virus in the southern Assiut province, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement. 103 more words

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4,000 Birds killed due to avian flu in Miyazaki, Japan

Japan has culled around 4,000 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

Three birds tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at the site in Miyazaki prefecture, and an official said on Tuesday that all birds were subsequently slaughtered. 162 more words


18,000 birds have died due to avian flu in British Columbia, Canada

Two poultry farms in British Columbia have been placed under quarantine after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed Tuesday an avian flu outbreak.

At a turkey farm in Abbotsford, B.C., half of the barn’s 11,000 birds have already died from the disease, according to Jane Pritchard, B.C.’s chief veterinary officer. 293 more words


Sukhna Lake cordoned off to avoid spread of bird flu

Police and paramilitary personnel with masks on their faces were stationed at the lake complex since early Thursday to cordon off the entire area.

Scores of morning walkers who throng to the lake every day and other visitors were kept away from the lake complex. 59 more words


Bird Flu Virus Hits Japan, 4000 Chickens to be Culled

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest region of the country. 191 more words