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1. Big Liver and Spleen Disease present in UK poultry flock
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Latest figures show a mixed message on the disease status of the UK poultry flock with diagnoses of Marek's Disease down, Spotty Liver up and the discovery of the virus that causes Big Liver and Spleen Disease. These are the findings reported in the...
Saturday, 03 November 2007 |  7953 hit(s) | (0 vote)

2. Bird flu could spread to European poultry - FAO
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ROME (Thomson Financial) - Deadly bird flu virus could be transmitted to poultry in Europe by ducks and domestic geese seemingly in good health, endangering the whole population, the Food and Agriculture Organisation warned. 'It seems that a new chap...
Saturday, 27 October 2007 |  6402 hit(s) | (0 vote)

3. Bulgaria reports new outbreaks of Newcastle disease
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SOFIA (AFP) ó Bulgarian veterinary authorities confirmed Thursday new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in poultry in the northwest of the country, where cases of the disease were reported in late-August, the state BTA news agency said.
Saturday, 15 September 2007 |  5556 hit(s) | (0 vote)

4. Bacteria inside red mites could be targeted to control poultry pests
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Bacteria which live symbiotically inside the blood-sucking pests called red poultry mites could be a new and effective target to prevent the spread of Salmonella and similar pathogens in chickens, turkeys and other table birds, according to scientist...
Tuesday, 04 September 2007 |  6162 hit(s) | (0 vote)

5. Bird flu vaccine for poultry still banned in Thailand
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BANGKOK, Jan 8 (TNA) - Bird flu vaccine for poultry is still under banned in the kingdom as Thai experts need to jointly decide whether to give the greenlight to its use, according to Public Health Minister Dr. Mongkol Na Songkhla.
Thursday, 11 January 2007 |  3834 hit(s) | (0 vote)

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  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 23 February 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China notified WHO of 1 additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

    A 61-year-old man from Hong Kong SAR developed symptoms on 16 February and consulted a private doctor on the same day. He was admitted to hospital on 20 February. The patient travelled to Zhangmutou, Dongguan, Guangdong, from 6 to 8 February and from 14 to 15 February. He visited a wet market on 14 February and bought two slaughtered chickens. Based on the available information, it is considered that the patient was infected outside Hong Kong. Currently, he is in critical condition.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus ? China
    On 9 February 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus.

    A 44-year-old male from Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province developed symptoms on 27 January. He was admitted to hospital on 3 February and died on 6 February. The patient had history of exposure to dead wild fowl. On 8 February, the specimen of the patient tested positive for avian influenza A(H5N6) by the China CDC.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 4 February 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 83 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Onset dates ranged from 20 December 2014 to 27 January 2015. Below is a breakdown of the 83 cases included in this notification by epidemiological week of symptom onset:

    Cases ranged in age from 1 to 88 years with a median age of 56 years. Of the 83 cases, there were 19 deaths reported, ranged in age from 7 to 78 years with a mean age of 50 years. 60 of these 83 cases were male. The majority (78 cases, 93%) reported exposure to live poultry or live poultry markets; the exposure history of 4 cases is unknown.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? Canada
    On 27 January 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of Canada notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. On January 30, 2015 a second individual, travelling through China with the index case, was laboratory confirmed to also have influenza A(H7N9) infection.

    The two individuals flew from Hong Kong, SAR China to British Columbia, Canada after travelling together through China. During their travels, they were exposed to live poultry, although they had no direct contact with poultry.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 23 January 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region notified WHO of 1 additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

    The patient is a 79-year-old male who developed symptoms on 19 January and consulted a private doctor on the same day. He attended the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on 22 January. Then, the patient was transferred to the Hospital Authority Infectious Disease Centre in Princess Margaret Hospital for further management and isolation. He has been in stable condition all along.
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