Bird Flu

10 Disease Outbreaks From 2017 You Really Need To Know About

This year was FULL of surprises. Some of them were disease outbreaks — including the plague (yes, the plague). Here’s what you need to know.<p><i>[Editor's note: The numbers listed reflect the most recent data available from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</i> …

Public Health

AVA temporarily restricts some Dutch poultry imports after bird flu outbreak

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has temporarily restricted the import of poultry and other products from an area in the …

Public Health

Netherlands confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - The Netherlands confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in the Flevoland province that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.<p>The highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was discovered on a duck fattening farm in …

Environment

Avian flu has Woolies going cold turkey this Christmas

Woolworths is going cold turkey this Christmas.<p>The high-end retailer will not have any frozen turkey this year as it has struggled to import from …

Business (South Africa)

S. Korea confirms highly pathogenic AI at duck farm

The agriculture ministry confirmed an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza at a duck farm in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, Monday.<p>…

South Korea

Pelican deaths at Kokkarebellur: Report rules out avian influenza

Reports from the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary, Biologicals, Bengaluru, have attributed the cause of death of spot-billed pelicans at …

Birds

Bird flu returns in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has discovered a new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu in the eastern province of Kompong Cham, according to the …

Public Health

Pelican death: Report rules out bird flu

Results of the samples collected from dead pelican at Kukkarahalli lake have tested negative for avian influenza.<p>The Southern Regional Disease …

Public Health

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm.<p>Authorities issued the order Friday after a suspected highly pathogenic variant of the H5 bird flu was discovered at the farm in Biddinghuizen, …

Business

Poultry farmers told to keep their birds indoors due to bird flu outbreak

Dutch poultry farmers were told on Friday to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of a highly infectious variant of bird flu on a duck …

Netherlands

Egg prices to escalate up to 20% on the back of Avian flu

Johannesburg – Egg prices are expected to increase between 15% to 20% as suppliers have to cover the costs of lower production due to the Avian flu …

Business (South Africa)

France could run out of foie gras for Christmas after record dearth of butter and wine

France is heading for a dearth of foie gras for the festive season, producers have warned, with prices expected to soar following a two-year battle against bird flu.<p>The warning came as the French head for Christmas with a chronic butter shortage and the lowest grape harvest for wine in the country …

France

Bird carcass removed, samples sent for tests in Mysuru

The carcass of the spot-billed pelican that was found floating in Kukkarahalli Lake was removed on Thursday.<p>Samples of the bird have been sent for …

Flu

South African egg prices seen rising 20 percent after avian flu outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Egg prices in South Africa are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent after an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian flu in June forced farmers to cull egg laying birds, industry experts said on Thursday.<p>The outbreak of avian flu prompted farmers to cull millions …

Public Health

Bird flu hits supplies in EC

Consumers should brace themselves for possible fresh egg and fresh chicken shortages as the results of avian influenza filter through.<p>Close to 100 …

News (South Africa)

China aids Pampanga in bird flu fight

China on Tuesday gave P7.7 million to the Pampanga provincial government to help prevent future avian influenza infestations in the province.The post …

Public Health

Government's chief vet says supermarket plan to stop selling non-free range eggs 'regrettable'

The Government’s chief veterinary officer has condemned plans to stop selling eggs from caged hens, saying the proposals were “regrettable” and …

Farming

DA: 42,000 chickens culled had bird flu

CABANATUAN CITY—The 42,000 chickens that were culled and buried last week in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija province, were infected with avian flu, Agriculture …

Philippines

Bird Flu Crew The Movie – Full Movie in the Tahoe Backcountry

Infected with the Bird Flu since 2005, this South Lake Tahoe crew treats their malaise with a simple dose of deep snow shred. Grab a mask and check</i> …

Snowboarding

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.<p>The disease was detected on a farm in Rotenburg where 43 ducks and geese …

Public Health

Fuel prices could steal Xmas joy

Motorists planning trips this December have been warned: fuel prices will be going up again.<p>According to unaudited midmonth fuel price data by the …

News (South Africa)

France in Christmas panic as bird flu crisis leads to foie gras shortage

France has only just escaped a butter shortage, which spurred panic buying and empty supermarket shelves.<p>France is facing a foie gras shortage and …

France

BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, Animal sentience clause rejected from EU Repeal Bill, avian flu vigilance, schools on farm, thermal imaging

Animal welfare supporters claim failure to class animals as 'sentient beings' in UK law must be changed before Brexit.<br>A farmer is pioneering the use of a thermal imaging camera to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotic he uses on his animals.<br>The National Farmers' Union Chief Poultry Advisor says …

Agriculture

Price of foie gras in France set to rocket this Christmas

The controversial delicacy remains popular in France, especially at Christmas when it is is eaten by 86 percent of people.<p>But this year they'll have …

France

S.Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL: South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and …

Public Health

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm

SEOUL: South Korea on Sunday (Nov 19) said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the …

South Korea

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn

While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans — particularly those of the H7N9 strain — continue to spread to new cities there.<p>Since October 2016, China has seen a “fifth wave” of H7N9 …

Public Health

Bird flu: The worst may be over in WC

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Agriculture Department says it plans to plough all its efforts into rebuilding the local poultry industry.<p>Officials say …

Cape Town

Avian flu could lead to egg and chicken shortages

There is a possibility of egg and chicken shortages around the country due to the avian flu outbreak, given the number of chickens that have been …

Business (South Africa)

Ex-Eskom exec testifies about 'brazen theft', Gigaba meets World Bank, and bird flu down in Western Cape

Cape Town - Wednesday's top economic and finance reads.<p><b>Payments to Trillian and McKinsey 'brazen theft'- Daniels</b><p>Payments made by Eskom to …

Business (South Africa)