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Today's Headlines - 11/24/2014
Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms and was placed in intensive care when she did not respond to treatment, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. "We thought it was bird flu ...
Bird flu worries spread in Europe
Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.
Bird flu fear spreads in Europe
Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.
Germany Reports 2nd Case of Bird Flu
German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will likely hit other bird populations and may infect a few people, though the virus is highly unlikely to spread in the human population, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The H5N8 form of the virus has hit a Dutch chicken farm and a German turkey farm and is suspected - but not yet confirmed - as the ...
Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird. The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans. "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," Agriculture Minister ...
New bird flu case in Germany
A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.
Dutch to destroy 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak
AP Photo/Peter Dejong Two trucks which will be used to transport culled animals pass a roadblock as they head to the farm where bird flu was detected in Hekendorp, central Netherlands, Nov. 17, 2014.
New bird flu case observed in wild goose in northern Germany
A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday (Nov 22).
Bird flu concerns hit Europe as cases found in poultry
- Bird flu, known as avian influenza, is an infectious viral disease of birds that infects wild water fowl such as ducks, swans and geese and can spread to domestic poultry.

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