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Bird Flu

Bird flu may refer to: Biology and disease

  • Avian influenza, influenza endemic to birds.
  • Influenza virus A, the causative agent for bird flu; the genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. of viruses to which all viruses responsible for Avian influenza belongs to, but also includes viruses that are endemic to humans and other animals.
  • H5N1, a subtype of Influenza A virus endemic to birds, currently perceived as a significant emerging pandemic threat.The bird flu can also be very deadly if not treated well
  • Headlines Around the Web

    Bird flu outbreak hits KFC in China

    Apr 12, 2013 - Independent

    China deaths raise bird flu fears

    Apr 01, 2013 - Financial Times

    Eighth farm in Miyazaki hit by bird flu

    Feb 06, 2011 - The Japan Times

    Articles About Bird Flu

    A digger is used to dump eggs and chickens into a container at a poultry farm
    Canada Poultry Farms Infected With Bird Flu, Christmas Market Likely To Be Affected

    By IBTimes AU

    At least two poultry farms in British Columbia have been affected by avian flu. (Dec 03)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, H5N1

    Health officials in protective suits transport sacks of poultry as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu
    Bird Flu Update: European Union Commission Enforces Curbs On Poultry : UK Says It Is At Low Risk

    By IBTimes AU

    Bird flu eruption in European Union countries such as U.K, Netherlands and Germany has been causing concern. (Nov 19)

    MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1

    Bird flu infects Yorkshire farm
    Avian Flu Outbreak Hits Europe

    By IBTimes AU

    The poultry industry in some parts of Britain and the Netherlands has been infected by bird flu of H5 strain. (Nov 18)

    MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, SOUTH KOREA, RUSSIA, H5N1

    A pregnant woman suspected of contracting Ebola is lifted by stretcher into an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone September 19, 2014 in a handout photo provided by UNICEF. Sierra Leone's army has "sealed off" the borders with Liberia and G
    Ebola Update: Honeysuckle Plant Could Be Cure For Flu And Ebola

    By IBTimes AU

    Researchers have found that a molecule in the honeysuckle plant called MIR2911 has the potential to cure Influenza A infections. (Oct 17)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, SWINE FLU, SPANISH FLU, INFLUENZA A VIRUS, H5N1

    Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
    Top 10 Deadliest Viruses To Ever Exist

    By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

    An out of control Ebola outbreak that is being called the biggest in history is wrecking havoc in West Africa and experts fear that it’s far from over. As of 23 July 2014, according to the World Health organization, the Ebola virus disease has claimed 672 lives and has infected 1,201 people. (Jul 31)

    MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AIDS, BACK PAIN, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1

    Alia Bhatt at 2 States book launch
    Twitterati Makes Fun of Alia Bhatt’s IQ; Jokes and Memes Go Viral

    By IBTimes IN

    Ever since Alia Bhatt answered Prithviraj Chavan is the President of India, she became the butt of jokes on Twitter. (May 08)

    MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INDIA, CRICKET, CONGRESS

    Health workers inspecting a poultry market
    Deadly New Bird Flu Strain H10N8 Discovered in China, 1 Already Dead

    By IBTimes AU

    A new deadly new bird flu strain H10N8 has been discovered in China. At least one has died from the brand-new bird flu strain. (Feb 06)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1

    Poultry
    Bird Flu Outbreak in China, New Strain Kills One

    By IBTimes IN

    Scientists have identified another deadly new strain of bird flu in China, amidst the recent H7N9 outbreak in the country that killed three Chinese people and infected another 300. (Feb 05)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ANTIBIOTIC, INFECTION, H5N1

    Wall Street
    Wall Street Bounces Back as Bargain Hunters Move in

    By Reuters

    U.S. stocks rebounded on Tuesday, buoyed by encouraging earnings, as the market attempted to steady in the wake of its largest selloff in months a day earlier. (Feb 05)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, NYSE, PFIZER, MANAGEMENT

    Health officials in protective suits transport sacks of poultry as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu
    H7N9 Bird Flu Virus: China Bans Live Trading, Hong Kong Slaughters 20,000 Birds

    By IBTimes AU

    Days before the Chinese Lunar New Year and Chinese residents won't be serving chicken on their festivity tables. China has effected a ban of live poultry sales following a jump in the number of H7N9 infections. The ban covers large parts of eastern and southern China. (Jan 29)

    MORE TOPICS: CHINA