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.

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.

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.

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.

Asian markets curb poultry after bird flu wave

2014-12-04 09:45

The detection of avian influenza on two farms in British Columbia has spurred several Asian markets to restrict imports of Canadian poultry.

Bird flu causes havoc on Dutch farms

2014-12-01 12:21

Bird flu has been found at a fourth poultry farm in the Netherlands, said officials, in a fresh blow for the Dutch agricultural export sector.

Dutch farms seen vulnerable to disease

2014-11-23 12:04

Experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to diseases.

Lidl egg supply tight over export ban

2014-11-21 17:53

Lidl says its egg supply is getting tight as the Netherlands, the European Union's top supplier, extended an export ban on eggs and poultry products due to bird flu.

Aldi sees egg shortages over bird flu

2014-11-18 15:55

German discount chain Aldi South expects shortages due to a ban on shipments of all poultry products from the Netherlands due to an outbreak of bird flu.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farms

2014-12-04 13:56

Four poultry farms where an outbreak of avian influenza was discovered in British Columbia are now under quarantine and thousands of their turkeys and chickens will be euthanised, officials say.

Dutch discover bird flu in wild ducks

2014-12-02 13:27

Animal health authorities in the Netherlands say they have found bird flu in samples taken from wild ducks.

India culls ducks after bird flu in Kerala

2014-11-25 22:38

India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200 000 ducks.

Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

2014-11-21 18:15

A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, says a leading exporter of eggs and poultry.

Bird flu spread likely

2014-11-18 18:02

New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will probably hit other bird populations and may infect a few people.

UK restricts exports over bird flu

2014-11-18 14:50

Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports.

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