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1. How safe is poultry meat
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Poultry are domesticated birds that are bred specifically to provide meat and eggs for human consumption. They include fowl ducks, geese and turkeys. Fowl are the main source of meat and eggs for human consumption. 1. Broiler : Bred for poultry mea...
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2. Health Department Not Worried About A Burnt Turkey
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Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM Alisha Cruz MML News Reporter Sonora, CA-- The California Department of Health Services is reminding Mother Lode residents that burning the turkey shouldn't be the only food concern this Thanksgiving. Officia...
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3. H5N1 strain could start wave of bird flu outbreaks
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By Tan Ee Lyn: HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scientists in Hong Kong and the United States have detected a new strain of H5N1 bird flu virus in China and warned it might have started another wave of outbreaks in poultry in Southeast Asia and move deeper into...
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4. Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed In Egypt
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A 39-year-old woman has H5N1 bird flu infection, according to Egypt's Ministry of Health. The last time a person became ill with bird flu in Egypt was in May, 2006. The woman comes from the Gharbiya governorate in the Nile Delta. On September 30th s...
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5. Human antibiotic resistance is studied
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MARSHFIELD, WI, United States (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they`ve determined the use of antibiotics as a livestock growth stimulator increases the risk of human antibiotic resistance.
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  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus ? China
    On 9 May 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including 2 deaths.

    Onset dates ranged from 26 March to 12 April 2015. Cases ranged in age from 3 to 67 years with a mean age of 36 years. Of these 6 cases, 4 (67%) were male. Four cases (67%) reported exposure to poultry related environment and 2 cases (33%) had unknown exposure. No clusters were reported. Cases were reported from five provinces and municipalities: Anhui (1), Fujian (1), Jiangsu (1), Shanghai (1), and Zhejiang (2).
  • 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.
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