Bird flu

Bird flu

Two children die of bird flu on Bali

Two Indonesian children have died of bird flu on the popular tourist island of Bali, the first local deaths from the illness in seven months.

Bird flu kills mother and her baby son

A CAMBODIAN mother and her 11-month-old son have died from bird flu after preparing and eating meat contaminated by the H5N1 virus.

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New bird flu drug trials due

A NEW breakthrough drug that could prevent a bird flu pandemic is due to be trialled on humans.

Dead ducks trigger health probe

CONCERNS over a number of dead ducks found in an Edinburgh river have sparked investigations by environmental health and animal welfare experts.

Bird flu found at Bernard Matthews farms

POULTRY at two Bernard Matthews farms have tested positive for bird flu, the company said today.

Scientists call for advance bird flu jab

PEOPLE should be vaccinated against bird flu now to avoid the disastrous effects of a sudden global pandemic, experts have warned.

Fresh concern over bird flu mutation

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.

UN warns bird flu fight failing in Indonesia

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.

All-clear for bird flu scare farm

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.

Farm set to get the all-clear after bird flu alert false alarm

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.

Chickens at farm outside the capital tested for suspected bird flu

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 alert in Edinburgh

BIRD flu is believed to have been detected at an Edinburgh farm raising fears of a potential outbreak in the Capital.

Goose found with H5N1 bird flu

A CANADA goose has tested positive for the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Bird flu causes shuttle shortage for badminton squad

BIRD flu could claim some unlikely victims – the Olympic aspirations of India's badminton players.

Backyard raids to stop bird flu

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.

Public don't trust politicians over bird flu says expert

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.

Swans found dead near bird-flu site

FOUR dead swans have been found close to where three birds were found to have died from the deadly strain of avian flu.

'No reason to worry' for staff at centre of bird flu outbreak

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.

Bird flu alert as dead swans test positive for H5N1 strain

THREE swans have been found dead with the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu, it emerged yesterday.

Matthews in a flap as profits slump

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.

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