Bird flu aftershocks to drive turkey, egg prices up

2015-08-18 18:27

Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper US farmers' efforts to rebuild ravaged egg supplies after the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu.

Bird flu epidemic in 35 countries

2015-05-19 16:59

More than 35 countries have been hit in a surge in bird flu outbreaks since early last year, killing tens of millions of birds.

US bird flu could cost $1bn

2015-05-19 06:51

Bird flu could cost nearly $1bn in the economies of the two central states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists say, and the virus is still spreading.

Bird flu poses little threat to people

2015-04-23 13:52

Genetic analysis indicates that the public shouldn't be alarmed about catching bird flu as it may not be contagious to humans, health officials say.

Bird flu hits millions of US chickens

2015-04-21 12:15

The bird flu virus has affected millions of chickens at an Iowa farm in the US, and all of them must be killed.

More US poultry flocks infected with bird flu

2015-04-15 12:15

The number of US poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu have risen as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases.

Mutating H7N9 bird flu poses pandemic threat

2015-03-13 11:22

The mutated H7N9 bird flu virus in China may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists say.

Bird flu hits two Nigerian cities

2015-01-20 17:37

Thousands of chickens have been culled in southern Nigeria after the discovery of bird flu at some poultry farms.

Nigeria finds an H5 strain of bird flu in poultry

2015-01-19 09:15

Nigeria, has announced that two poultry farms have been quarantined after an H5 strain of bird flu was detected at each.

Japan culls 42 000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

2014-12-29 11:43

Japan has ordered the slaughter of 42 000 chickens after officials confirmed the country's second bird flu outbreak in less than a month.


Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

2015-06-17 12:31

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the US, as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, a report says.

Bird flu outbreaks hit 35 countries since early 2014

2015-05-19 15:34

US poultry and egg producers have been grappling with a record outbreak of avian flu that has led to the culling of more than 33 million birds since December last year.

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling

2015-04-29 13:19

Avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the US appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans, but could be a potential long-term threat.

Niger confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

2015-04-23 09:20

Niger has announced an outbreak of the highly infectious h5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in Maradi.

More US poultry flocks infected with bird flu

2015-04-15 12:20

The number of US poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu have risen as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases.

H5 bird flu found on Canada turkey farm

2015-04-07 18:29

Two turkey farms in Canada have been placed under quarantine after H5 bird flu was detected in one of them.

Myanmar culls chickens to contain H5N1 outbreak

2015-02-26 12:30

Myanmar has culled thousands of poultry to try to contain an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, says health officials.

Fourth bird flu death in Egypt this year

2015-01-20 12:25

According to the World Health Organisation there has been a jump in the number of bird flu infections in people in Egypt.

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu

2014-12-29 12:02

A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter, the Hong Kong government said.

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert, woman critical

2014-12-28 09:23

Hong Kong hospitals have raised alert levels after a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was placed in a critical condition.

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