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About climate change and bird flu

Another day, another great article (this one by Sonia Shah in the NY Times) about climate change’s impact on pandemics. Here, Shah unpacks how our increased appetite for poultry and a large increase in poultry farming, coupled with a warming arctic’s influence on avian migratory patterns could lead to the next devastating round of bird flu. 19 more words

Germany Renews Zoonoses Research

The German government is renewing its efforts find answers to the threat of numerous diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.

The research backed by the German agriculture ministry is an extension of the 2006 One Health research agreement between the ministries of education and research, food and agriculture and health as well as the defence ministry. 304 more words


Nurse's Notes: Diseases That Could Affect Your Travel Plans

When you are planning to visit a place, you’d want to check whether there is a communicable disease or not. You will have a dilemma to gather information on what diseases could affect your travel plans, and what are the necessary precautions you have to do to protect yourself. 649 more words


Avian Flu back in the U.S. poultry industry - Ground Zero in Indiana

The U.S. government confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Indiana, the country’s first case since the end of last year’s outbreak that led to the destruction of 50 million animals.

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USDA Reports First New Case Of Bird Flu Since June At Commercial Turkey Farm In Indiana

As U.S. poultry farmers continue to get their flocks back to normal levels and consumers are finally seeing prices dropping after the widespread avian flu outbreak… 214 more words

Six Cases of Bird Flu Reported in China, With One Fatality

Local officials in China have reported six new cases of H5N6 avian flu — commonly referred to as bird flu — in the country, though they say the virus is not currently transmittable through human-to-human contact. 117 more words

Avian flu response gets $300,000 funding boost

VICTORIA – The federal and British Columbia governments are investing $300,000 to step up avian flu surveillance, early detection and response efforts.

The B.C. Agriculture Ministry says the funding will enhance its Animal Health Centre in Abbotsford with specialized equipment to test sediment samples from ponds and wetlands used by waterfowl. 107 more words