Flu

Philippines deploys troops to a 2nd province to fight bird flu

MANILA - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into …

Bird Flu

Queensland flu season putting pressure on stretched ambulances

The worst flu season in five years is putting an unprecedented demand on Queensland's ambulances, with a 13 per cent increase in calls to …

Public Health

Bird flu virus slips into 2 Nueva Ecija towns

Seven days after the government declared an avian flu outbreak in Pampanga, the authorities announced on Friday a similar outbreak in at least two …

Bird Flu

DA: Bird flu situation ‘under control’

The public should not panic over the bird flu outbreak because the situation in affected provinces is under control, the Department of Agriculture …

Bird Flu

This may not be the 'biggest flu season on record', but it is a big one – here are some possible reasons

This year, the number of laboratory-confirmed influenza (flu) virus infections began rising earlier than usual and hit historic highs in some …

Public Health

DA confirms bird flu cases in 2 N. Ecija towns

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol confirmed two cases of bird flu that hit the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecijaon Friday, killing a …

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<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>When you wake up with a runny nose, tight throat, and a headache right behind the eyes, you’d rather go back to sleep or put on …

Alternative Medicine

Virus with an eggshell

Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections<p>Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among …

Bird Flu

Army soldiers cull 6,000 chickens in battle vs bird flu

About 6,000 chickens have been culled by Army soldiers in Pampanga in less than a day after their deployment in a bid to help prevent the spread of …

Bird Flu

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.<p>The outbreak in Luodian, a city of 345,000 people in southwestern Guizhou, was confirmed as the H5N6 strain of virus, …

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Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu: minister

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after reporting the country's first case of the poultry disease.<p>The second outbreak was in the Jaen municipality in …

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Business as usual for leading restos

Screengrab from jollibee website. jollibee.com.ph<p>The recent avian flu outbreak in Pampanga has not deterred Filipinos from eating fried chicken when …

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Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu.<p>There has been no case of human transmission after the flu was …

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The Hidden Gem in Novavax's Pipeline You'll Want to Watch

If you've looked into <b>Novavax</b> (NASDAQ: NVAX), you know the clinical-stage biotech's primary focus is on its experimental RSV F vaccine. Novavax has had its fair share of ups and downs with that program.<p>Last year, the company announced disappointing results from a late-stage study of the vaccine in …

Stocks

Chicken vendors bear brunt of bird flu scare

Sales are slacking off for chicken vendors at a public market in Quezon City days after news of the first bird flu outbreak in the country came …

Bird Flu

Show chicken feet for bird flu payment, farmers told

SAN LUIS, Pampanga --- Poultry raisers can get reimbursed for their losses if they show the feet of chickens, quails and ducks gassed in a government …

Bird Flu

Briefly: Game Of Thrones Leaks, Flu Outbreak, Amazing Aussie Scientists

Image: HBO<p>Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sydney's flu outbreak, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 leaks, board games, …

Game of Thrones

Chicken farms allay supply jitters

The avian flu outbreak in Pampanga has raised concern over the supply of quality chicken, but some of the country's biggest poultry producers have …

Bird Flu

How to spot bird flu signs in raw chicken

MANILA - A simple check of the skin of raw chicken can help determine whether or not the bird was stricken with avian flu, poultry producer Bounty …

Bird Flu

Your Tweets Know You’re Sick Before You Do

New research predicts outbreaks of the flu just by the emotions inside your tweets. Next up? Predicting absolutely everything else.<p>What if Twitter knew you’d get sick before the first sneeze? New research demonstrates that it’s possible. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest …

Social Media

GP: The symptoms to look out for when you have the flu

For the majority of people who get the flu, it requires a couple of weeks at home resting.<p>This winter has seen a full-blown flu outbreak in New …

Medicine

Australia Is In The Grip Of The Worst Flu Season On Record

Australia is in the grip of its worst flu season on record, medical experts have confirmed.More than 70,000 cases of flu in four active strains of …

Public Health

More cases of bird flu detected

Three more cases of bird flu have been discovered in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga.

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Philippine duck raisers bear brunt of bird flu

As the Philippine government tries to quarantine the fowls within the seven-kilometer radius where the bird flu outbreak started to prevent the …

Bird Flu

Bird Flu detected in Western Cape farms:Tuesday 15 August 2017

The Western Cape has detected type H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms in Heidelberg.<p>The virus is highly pathogenic in birds, but is considered …

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Nursing home flu outbreak kills three

Three people have died and almost 40 have been infected after a flu outbreak swept through a nursing home in Mulgrave.<p>The three elderly victims, aged …

Public Health

Brace as nasty flu season begins to peak

Australia is on course for a record flu season and over the next few weeks, many more people will fall ill as the season peaks.<p>This year, the season …

Public Health

Piñol’s hasty conclusion

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol should have waited for advice from experts and scientists before issuing a statement that there was an outbreak …

Bird Flu

Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns

Growth of intensive units has potential to increase antibiotic resistance and could result in spread of bird flu beyond region<p>The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.<p>…

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Agri chief willing to resign if bird flu reaches Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA - Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on Monday said he is willing to step down if the avian influenza spreads to the Visayas and Mindanao …

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