South African egg output tumbles, jobs cut after avian flu

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Commercial egg production in South Africa has tumbled 17 percent and over 1,000 workers have lost their jobs in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in June, industry experts said on Wednesday.<p>Commercial egg production per day has dropped to 17 million from 20.4 million …


What Australia's record-breaking flu season means for Singapore

SINGAPORE: Australia's severe outbreak of flu may appear to be tapering off in some places, but Singaporeans are still encouraged to get vaccinated …

Public Health

A universal flu shot may be nearing reality

Scientists are developing a universal vaccine against flu, making annual shots a thing of the past.


No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

Cape Town - Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said state veterinarians were still assessing whether South Africa's chickens should be vaccinated …

Business (South Africa)

Afgri heads back to poultry business

The domestic poultry sector has been hit by a combination of cheap EU imports and an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu, putting …

Business (South Africa)

Threat of potent flu virus spurs urgency of vaccination, say Calgary health officials

Alberta's medical experts are set to wage war against what could be an unusually nasty flu onslaught.<p>As Alberta Health Services readies public flu …

Canadian News

Queensland govt invests $1.3m to beat flu

The Queensland Government is investing $1.3 million to help diagnose influenza and other infections faster and ensure future flu seasons are easier …

Public Health

Queensland government announces free flu vaccinations for children

The Queensland Government will provide free influenza vaccinations for children between 6 months and 5 years in response to one of the worst flu …

Australian News

China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.<p>Flocks are particularly vulnerable to avian flu during the drier winter months, following which outbreaks usually die down.<p>The …

Public Health

Duncan: Are you for or against getting a flu shot?

Why in this day and age there remains so much controversy about vaccinations is a mystery to me.<p>After all, immunization and vaccination have saved …

Canadian News

The flu is a big deal for Canada's aging population

It’s that time of year again: flu season. This year, specially-designed vaccines for Canadians over the age of 65 are recommended to provide …

Public Health

Flu experts see potential for a nasty winter season

Influenza viruses are among the most unpredictable disease actors around. These constantly changing germs regularly humiliate anyone who is rash …

World Health Organization

Napoleon, tourists, divers and flu - flight opens up remote St. Helena

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (Reuters) - On St. Helena, the remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic where Napoleon breathed his last, big changes are …

Cape Town

NHS 'fears a crisis' this winter if flu jab for elderly fails to work

NHS bosses are reportedly “scared” that hospitals will be heaving this winter if there is an outbreak of heavy flu and vaccinations given to old …

Public Health

Nation bracing for tight supply of flu vaccines this winter

Japan may face a shortage of influenza vaccines this winter due to a production delay. The supply volume is currently projected at some 25.28 ...

Public Health

Flu vaccine is only 40-60pc effective this winter as epidemic looms

The flu jab only provides limited protection for older people against the virus - raising new fears as experts warn of a potential epidemic this …

Public Health

Get your shots, health minister urges as flu season begins in Manitoba

Last year, influenza contributed to 12 deaths and 150 hospitalizations in the province<p>Flu season has started in Manitoba and the province is urging …

Public Health

Dismiss the flu shot propaganda and avoid the flu

It’s October and, like clockwork, the pro-flu shot propaganda is heating up as the temperatures outside begin to drop.This week, while the TV was on …

Conservative View

Keeping the sniffles at bay: Your guide to staying flu free this winter

Flu season is around the corner! And as the weather gets colder, you may be looking for a way to stay flu free. Besides just being a nuisance, the …

Alternative Medicine

Fin24.com | Producers to boost biosecurity measures after bird flu outbreak

SA poultry farmers, caught off-guard by the country's most severe bird flu outbreak, are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures as government …

Business (South Africa)

Not all N.L. doctors offering flu shots: NLMA

In a news release Tuesday promoting flu shot clinics offered by public health personnel through the the regional health authorities, the province …

Public Health

How to Fight the Flu This Year

Each year, experts work to forecast the strains of flu that are most likely to emerge. For the 2017-2018 flu season, which is just ramping up, …

Consumer News

Colorado flu season off to a busy start, but docs say this year’s vaccine is a good match for strains going around

As the flu season gets underway in Colorado, a state health official is warning that it is especially important for people this year to get the flu …

Public Health

Fin24.com | No compensation yet as producers suffer huge poultry culling losses

The damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is exacerbated by the delay in compensation by government, according to an analyst.

Business (South Africa)

The worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK

The UK is on the brink of one of the worst flu epidemics for half a century. Here's what you need to know about the so-called 'Aussie flu', with …

Public Health

This Year's Flu Season Could Be Devastating

Public health officials are warning the U.S. that this year's flu season could be worse than usual, according to the Association of Health Care …

Public Health

This 1 Tiny Product Could Keep You Healthy Through Cold and Flu Season

Who doesn't become a germaphobe during cold and flu season? You wash your hands constantly, get a flu shot, and slather on hand sanitizer religiously — but some germs are unavoidable. Ever sit next to someone hacking away on a plane or sit across from a sick coworker who insisted on coming into the …

Air Purifiers

Flu Season 2017: Which Type of Vaccine Should You Get?

Those who are 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

Public Health

Zimbabwe: Poultry Producers Import Hatching Eggs From Europe

[The Herald] Poultry producers could be forced to import hatching eggs from Europe on the back of local and regional shortages that were triggered by …

Bird Flu

Bird flu is likely to push egg price up by R3 a dozen

JOHANNESBURG - The price of eggs, a cheap protein source for the poor majority, is likely to go up by R3 a dozen due to the persistent scourge of …

Bird Flu