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A NEW breakthrough drug that could prevent a bird flu pandemic is due to be trialled on humans.
CONCERNS over a number of dead ducks found in an Edinburgh river have sparked investigations by environmental health and animal welfare experts.
POULTRY at two Bernard Matthews farms have tested positive for bird flu, the company said today.
PEOPLE should be vaccinated against bird flu now to avoid the disastrous effects of a sudden global pandemic, experts have warned.
TESTS have revealed that a father probably caught bird flu from his son – raising concerns about the ability of the virus to spread from person to person.
Indonesia: Efforts to contain bird flu are failing, increasing the possibility that the virus may mutate into a deadlier form, the leading UN veterinary health body has warned.
RESTRICTIONS on a farm at the centre of a bird flu scare have been lifted after it was given the all-clear by Government scientists today.
A FARM at the centre of a bird flu scare is set to be given the all-clear after initial tests on diseased poultry came back negative.
TESTS were being carried out last night after signs of suspected bird flu were found at a farm on the edge of Edinburgh.
BIRD flu is believed to have been detected at an Edinburgh farm raising fears of a potential outbreak in the Capital.
A CANADA goose has tested positive for the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
BIRD flu could claim some unlikely victims – the Olympic aspirations of India's badminton players.
VETERINARY staff in eastern India are capturing chickens in night-time raids on the backyards of homes to surprise villagers unwilling to part with their poultry as an outbreak of bird flu spreads.
THE public would put themselves at risk because they would not trust politicians to tell the truth if the country was hit by a major outbreak of bird flu, a world expert on disaster management has claimed.
FOUR dead swans have been found close to where three birds were found to have died from the deadly strain of avian flu.
A WORKER at the reserve where three wild swans have tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu said today that there was "no reason to worry" as staff began a course of drugs as a precaution.
THREE swans have been found dead with the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu, it emerged yesterday.
BERNARD MATTHEWS, the turkey and meat production company, saw its pre-tax profits drop by around a fifth over 2006, according to the group's latest set of accounts.