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1. New Probiotic Bacteria for Global Poultry Industry
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Chr. Hansen is ready to launch probiotic feed additive that can prevent Necrotic enteritis in commercial poultry production. Necrotic enteritis (NE) is a serious condition where chickens loose the ability to digest nutrients from the feed with the ri...
Saturday, 27 October 2007 |  5975 hit(s) | (0 vote)

2. New ‘robotic’ poultry vaccinator
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 UK scientists are developing a new way to vaccinate chicks against the infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), which continues to cost the UK poultry industry £23.6m a year in losses.The new method developed by scientists at the Saturday, 20 January 2007 |  4492 hit(s) | (0 vote)

3. New avian flu vaccine for poultry developed
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IN WHAT proves to be a significant step in developing a vaccine for poultry in the event of a bird flu outbreak, an Auburn University veterinary professor in collaboration with researchers at Vaxin Inc. of Birmingham has developed the first in ovo, o...
Thursday, 04 January 2007 |  3709 hit(s) | (0 vote)

4. N. Korea May Have Anti-Bird Flu Vaccine
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(Associated Press )North Korea has claimed it developed a poultry vaccine against the deadly H5N1 type of bird flu and is inoculating chickens as part of stepped-up efforts to prevent the disease following outbreaks in South Korea. "The producti...
Saturday, 16 December 2006 |  3680 hit(s) | (0 vote)

5. New guidelines for poultry vaccination
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The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance has published new guidelines on the responsible use of vaccines and vaccination for poultry.   Launched by RUMA chairman Peter Allen at the “Healthy Animals - Safe Food” conference organi...
Saturday, 02 December 2006 |  3894 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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