MANILA—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. There has been no case of human transmission after the flu was detected on a farm in the […]
MINNEAPOLIS—Chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese are flocking back to state fairs across the country after a one-year absence due to a historic bird flu outbreak that forced a ban on live poultry exhibitions in several states. The outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza was regarded as the worst livestock disease disaster to ever […]
Several influenza viruses, including bird flu and swine flu, that have rapidly spread to eight Chinese provinces, including the two municipalities Beijing and Shanghai, are steadily gaining pace from day to day and causing national panic.
The new H7N9 strain of bird flu has re-emerged in China, after laying dormant for several months. Amid a current outbreak, experts are concerned about mutations in the virus and are concerned it could spread between humans.
In 2013 there were a total of 144 case of H7N9 avian influenza around China. But this January alone there have been 101 recorded cases, 10 of which resulted in death, according to incomplete disease reports compiled by Chinese authorities.
A seventh person infected with H7N9 bird flu has died in China, according to official figures. Censorship of netizens' comments suggests the outbreak may be more serious than the Communist Party is admitting.