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Avian Influenza

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Avian Influenza viruses, sometimes called “bird flu,” are Type A influenza viruses whose natural hosts are wild aquatic birds, but which can also infect domestic poultry and occasionally humans. 307 more words


1,000 birds dead, 12,000 killed due to avian flu in Betzet, Israel

Israel has reported an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus in the north of the country, two months after declaring a series of similar outbreaks earlier this year had been resolved, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. 186 more words


200,000+ birds dead due to avian flu in Burkina Faso

By April 13, 2015, over 202, 000 deaths of chicken and estimated losses of over 3 billion CFA Francs (about 5 million U.S. dollars) had been reported in Burkina Faso following the confirmation of an outbreak of bird flu in early April. 190 more words


200,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in Telangana, India

A red alert has been issued in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after bird flu broke out in two areas of Ranga Reddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad. 238 more words


2,440 birds dead due to avian flu on a farm in Maradi, Niger, Africa

Niger has identified a suspected outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on a chicken farm in the southern town of Maradi, near the border with Nigeria which has confirmed cases of the virus in several northern states. 309 more words


5,800 birds dead due to avian flu in Gaza, Palestine

Jabaliya in the Gaza Strip in poultry (species not identified). Of the 1,100 birds died and 4,700 were destroyed. The diagnosis was confirmed on March 25 by molecular biology technique. 86 more words


100 Pelicans found dead 'due to avian flu' in the Danube Delta, Romania

More than 100 dead pelicans in Romania’s Danube Delta were found to be infected with H5N1 bird flu virus, Romanian authorities were quoted as saying on Friday by state news agency Agerpres. 37 more words

Avian Flu Virus