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Today's Headlines - 11/28/2014
Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - A bird flu virus found in India this week is the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. However, the organization said it was not concerned about the situation, because India had faced outbreaks of the virus before. No human case has been reported since at least 2003. India has found thousands of dead ...
Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract
PARIS - A bird flu virus found in India this week is the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.
Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract, fear experts
India has found thousands of dead ducks infected by a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds.
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 ...
Rising bird flu likely to hit Kerala's tourism sector
Rising bird flu likely to hit Kerala's tourism sector
Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu, health ministry says
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.
There’s no ducking bird flu scare for South India’s poultry industry
The outbreak of bird flu among ducks in central Kerala has had a cascading effect on the poultry sector in the South with sales of both chicken and eggs taking a hit in the past two days.
India orders culling after bird flu outbreaks in Kerala
PARIS (Reuters) - 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 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. The virus itself killed about 15,000 infected ducks in Kottayam and another 500 in nearby Alappuzha, the first cases of the disease in the country since ...
As bird flu spreads, shortage of preventive drugs a worry
Avian influenza or bird flu, first detected in ducks in Kerala's Alappuzha district, was confirmed in Aymanam in Kottayam and Peringad in Pathanamthitta on Tuesday. Bird flu was also confirmed in a broiler chicken farm near Kottayam, raising the specter of an epidemic.
Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu
Farm poultry in German regions with a high risk of contact with migrating wild birds must be kept inside farm buildings to protect against the risk of contracting bird flu, German authorities said on Monday.

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