Tag archive for ‘avian influenza’
By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018

Smuggler caught trying to enter JFK airport with 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers

On December 8, 2018, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport stopped an arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.  During the course More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018

‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Animal welfare advocates come out against inhumane killing methods for farm animals

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and theAmerican Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) today criticized guidelines proposed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that permit More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Hillary Clinton Proposes Rapid Response Fund to Fight Pandemics, improve Public Health Infrastructure

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on her plans to bolster America’s public health infrastructure to deal with the new challenges facing our communities and our families, including a new Public Health More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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H5N6 avian influenza reported in Anhui province, 13th human case in China since 2014

The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reported today on an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Anhui. photo wattpublishing www.WATTAgNet.com. via Flickr The case involves an More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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More over uber, the trend is ‘Chickens for rent’

Move over ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as renting chickens is the latest trend in the “share economy” in urban settings. Start-ups are offering hens, coops and even feed for multi-month More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 14th, 2014

New avian influenza outbreak reported in South Korea, plans to work with China on AI

The South Korea Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed a new outbreak of avian influenza (AI) at a duck farm in Hoengseong, about 90 kilometers east of Seoul, earlier this week, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Researchers at five sites receive NIH funding for influenza research

PRESS RELEASE Influenza scientists at five sites in the United States are to receive funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to collaborate with investigators around the globe More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Bird flu update: Five more human H7N9 avian influenza cases reported from China, HK bans poultry import from South Korea due to H5N8 bird flu outbreak

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (January 29) of five additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Israeli company, BiondVax Pharmaceuticals say universal flu vaccine matches all six potentially pandemic flu strains

PRESS RELEASE Universal flu vaccine developer,  BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd announced Tuesday that they have completed a series of biological and other tests, comparing the vaccine elements and the elements More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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China: Jiangxi woman dies from H10N8 avian influenza, first such case in humans

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has notified the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today of  a case of human infection and fatality from avian influenza A(H10N8). photo More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Hong Kong confirms first human H7N9 avian influenza case in Indonesian domestic worker

The Hong Kong government has confirmed it’s first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker who traveled to Shenzhen last month. Hong Kong Image/CIA According to Secretary for More...

By Robert On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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China reports new H7N9 avian influenza case from Zhejiang Province, brings total to 140

A man from Zhejiang Province has become the latest confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a Xinhua report Nov. 28. Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained More...

By Robert On Sunday, November 17th, 2013
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Indonesia reports human H5N1 avian influenza fatality in West Java woman

The Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed and reported a new case of human H5N1 avian influenza in a woman from East Bekasi, West Java Province, according to a health ministry news release Friday (computer More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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China reports new H7N9 bird flu case, first case since August

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by Chinese authorities of a new laboratory confirmed case of human avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infections, according to a WHO update today. Under a high magnification, More...

By Robert On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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UN agency warns of H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza reemerging in upcoming flu season

Despite being more prepared to respond to the lethal bird flu viruses, international are warning that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses could reemerge and be a major impact particularly with the upcoming More...

By Robert On Monday, August 12th, 2013

China reports 44th human H7N9 fatality

China has reported the 44th death due to  avian influenza A(H7N9) virus Monday, in a patient who tested positive for the virus on July 20, the Chinese news source, Xinhua reports. This diagram depicts the origins More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 10th, 2013

China: Suspected case of H7N9 bird flu reported in Guangdong Province, would be the 135th case

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in Hong Kong report being notified by Chinese officials of a suspected case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a woman hospitalized in the southeastern More...

By Robert On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Taiwan reports first ever occurrence of H5N3 bird flu on duck farm

Taiwan has notified the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) of it’s first ever detection of H5N3 avian influenza virus, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). photo 24oranges.nl via Flickr The outbreak More...

By Robert On Sunday, July 21st, 2013

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu, brings total to 134

For the first time since May 29, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission is reporting a human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph More...



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