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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 |  8152 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 |  6546 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 |  5682 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 |  6305 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 |  3924 hit(s) | (0 vote)

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  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 10 April 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including 4 deaths.

    Onset dates ranged from 14 February to 21 March 2015. Cases ranged in age from 32 to 80 years with a mean age of 55 years. Of these 20 cases, 15 (75%) were male. The majority (18 cases, 90%) reported exposure to live poultry. One case is a health care worker, who had also poultry exposure. No clusters were reported. Cases were reported from five provinces: Anhui (3), Fujian (2), Guangdong (4), Shandong (1), and Zhejiang (10).
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 9 March 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 59 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 17 fatal cases. Onset dates ranged from 21 January to 25 February 2015. Below is a breakdown of the 59 cases included in this notification by epidemiological week of symptom onset:

    Of these 59 cases, 44 (75%) were male. The majority (49 cases, 83%) reported exposure to live poultry or live poultry markets; the exposure history of six cases is unknown or unavailable. Three family clusters were reported, each comprised of two cases; four of the six cases had exposure to live poultry or live poultry markets, one case had no exposure to poultry, and one case is still under investigation. Cases were reported from nine provinces: Anhui (4), Fujian (1), Guangdong (35), Guizhou (1), Hunan (2), Jiangsu (3), Jiangxi (1), Shanghai (1), and Zhejiang (11).
  • 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.
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