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Today's Headlines - 1/30/2015
Second bird flu case confirmed in Canada
The husband of a Canadian who was diagnosed earlier this week with bird flu after returning from a trip to China has also tested positive for the virus, health officials said Friday. Tests confirmed the first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America in the woman on Monday. "Since both cases became symptomatic one day apart, it is likely they were exposed to a common source, rather than one ...
Swine flu scare in Lucknow
Health authorities here have swung into action after 17 cases of swine flu have been reported so far. At least two big hospitals Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI)...
H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria: govt
Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from seven to 11 states within a week, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases. Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina told an emergency meeting on the outbreak that "as of yesterday (Wednesday) a total of 11 states, have reported positive cases". Cases have been recorded in Kano, Plateau ...
Nigeria H5N1 bird flu spreads to four more states, total 11
An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigerian poultry farms has spread to four more states, raising the total of affected areas to 11, the agricultural and rural development minister said on Thursday. Africa's most populous country and biggest economy was the first country on the continent to detect bird flu, in 2006 when chicken farms were found to have the H5N1 strain. In 2007, Nigeria recorded its ...
Swine flu kills four more in Andhra, medical professionals hit hard
Four people died of swine flu in Telangana as the H1N1 virus continued to spread across the state especially among medical staff with 10 of them infected on Tuesday.
Suspected H1N1 patient dies in Indore
The deadly H1N1 Swine Flu virus continued its killer onslaught in Indore unabated as another suspected death due to the fatal viral ailment was reported in the city on Wednesday.
Suspected H1N1 woman patient dies in Indore
The deadly H1N1 Swine Flu virus continued its killer onslaught in Indore unabated as another suspected death due to the fatal viral ailment was reported in the city on Wednesday.
Swine flu: Two more succumb in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam, Jan. 30 (ANI): With temperatures remaining cool, 26 more cases of swine flu have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, with two people succumbing to the virus. Provincial Minister for Information and Public Relations (I-PR) Palle Raghunatha Reddy said that the government was monitoring the situation in Visakhapatnam. "In Andhra Pradesh, the viral disease swine flu has extended all ...
Bird Flu: Bauchi bans cross-border movement of poultry products
The Bauchi State Government says it has banned the movement of poultry products into the state from states battling with the outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu). Desk Officer, State Avian Influenza Control Programme, Dr Ibrahim Bello, announced the ban in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Bauchi. The Federal... [Read More...]
Second H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in B.C.; husband of first patient
A British Columbia man suspected of having been infected with H7N9 bird flu has tested positive for the virus, the deputy provincial health officer said Thursday. On Monday, provincial and federal health authorities announced that a woman the man's wife was diagnosed with North America's first case of H7N9 flu. Additional cases are not expected to arise from this event, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C ...

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