Officials discover bird flu in wild bird in Co. Tipperary

Officials discover bird flu in wild bird in Co. Tipperary

A case of bird flu has been confirmed in a wild eagle in Co Tipperary.

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Bird flu prevention zone declared across England to protect poultry

Bird flu prevention zone declared across England to protect poultry

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, as more dead wild birds were found with the virus.

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Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors after bird flu discovery

Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors after bird flu discovery

The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm.

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Bird flu ban lifted on free-range poultry, health chiefs confirm

Bird flu ban lifted on free-range poultry, health chiefs confirm

Health chiefs have lifted a bird flu ban which took free range chickens and eggs off dinner tables around the country.

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China closes live poultry markets amid bird flu outbreak

China closes live poultry markets amid bird flu outbreak

China has ordered the closure of live poultry markets in south-central regions after the deaths of at least 87 people in the worst outbreak of bird flu in years.

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Farmers concerned as bird-flu measures may result in loss of 'free range' certification

Farmers concerned as bird-flu measures may result in loss of "free range" certification

Farmers are concerned that vital efforts to keep their poultry safe from bird flu may also ruin their business.

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Poultry farmers risk losing free-range status over bird flu 'housing order'

Poultry farmers risk losing free-range status over bird flu 'housing order'

A situation is developing around the sale of free-range poultry products here in Ireland.

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Second case of bird flu in wild bird poses 'no risk to humans'

Second case of bird flu in wild bird poses 'no risk to humans'

Farmers are being advised to confine their poultry flock.

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Duck cull ordered in France's foie gras region in effort to contain bird flu

Duck cull ordered in France's foie gras region in effort to contain bird flu

French authorities have started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu.

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Irish farmers 'prepared for bird flu threat'

Irish farmers 'prepared for bird flu threat'

Irish farmers say they are well prepared for the threat from bird flu.

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Suspected bird flu case identified in chickens at Scottish farm

Suspected bird flu case identified in chickens at Scottish farm

A suspected case of bird flu has been identified in chickens at a farm in Fife, the Scottish Government has said.

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UK's bird flu strain 'same as in Europe'

UK's bird flu strain 'same as in Europe'

The strain of bird flu found on a duck breeding farm in the UK is the same as one recently identified in the Netherlands and Germany, the UK's Environment Department has said.

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Duck cull starts at British bird flu farm

Duck cull starts at British bird flu farm

Culling of thousands of ducks at a farm operated by the UK’s largest producer of duck products is expected to begin today after a bird flu outbreak.

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Three held in China for spreading false bird flu rumours

Three held in China for spreading false bird flu rumours

Police in south-west China have detained three people for spreading false rumours online that a new strain of bird flu had spread to their province, state media reported.

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New strain of bird flu claims first human victims

New strain of bird flu claims first human victims

Two Chinese men have died from a lesser-known type of bird flu in the first known human deaths from the strain.

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Bird flu outbreak in Cork 'poses no risk to public health'

Bird flu outbreak in Cork 'poses no risk to public health'

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that an outbreak of bird flu in Cork poses no risk to public health.

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Second bird flu death in China

Second bird flu death in China

China has suffered its second bird flu death in a month, the health ministry said.

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Bird flu death in China

Bird flu death in China

A man has died from bird flu in Southern China, it has emerged.

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Bird flu returns to Hong Kong

Bird flu returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong has confirmed its first human case of bird flu in seven years.

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China: 'No bird flu outbreak'

China says no other cases of bird flu have been detected in Beijing and neighbouring provinces after a woman died from the avian influenza in the capital.

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Indonesia bird-flu toll hits 111

A 38-year-old man has died of bird flu in Indonesia, bringing the unofficial death toll in the world’s hardest-hit nation to 111.

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed in India

Authorities confirmed India’s worst outbreak of bird flu was the virulent H5N1 virus strain today, and announced plans to slaughter two million birds in a bid to contain the disease.

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Swans test negative for bird flu in UK

Two dead swans have tested negative for the H5N1 strain of bird flu at a UK reserve where three birds were earlier found infected with the deadly virus.

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Indonesian teenager has bird flu

Indonesia has recorded another human case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising its world-leading total to 117 cases, according to the World Health Organisation.

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Irish poultry farmers urged to be vigilant for bird flu

Irish poultry farmers are being advised to show extra vigilance following another case of bird flu in Britain.

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Swans test positive for deadly bird flu strain

Three wild swans found dead in Dorset have tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the British Government confirmed today.

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Bird flu tests on wild swans in UK

A possible outbreak of avian influenza in wild swans is being investigated today.

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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

A 25-year Egyptian woman has died of bird flu after apparently contracting the disease from poultry, the Health Ministry said today.

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Pakistani man killed in Bird flu outbreak

Six people in northern Pakistan were infected with H5N1 bird flu last month and at least one person has died of the disease, the government said today.

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Bird flu alert over 'human to human' case

The father of a Chinese man who died of bird flu has also been infected and may have caught it directly from his son, health experts said today.

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Bird flu control zones to be lifted in Anglia, UK

Control zones set up to prevent the spread of bird flu from farms infected with the disease in East Anglia will begin to lift from Saturday, the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said today.

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Chinese man dies of bird flu

A man in southern China’s Jiangsu province has died of bird flu, becoming the country’s 17th official fatality from the disease, the government said today.

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Hong Kong bird tests positive for H5N1 strain of avian flu

A sick egret found in Hong Kong last week has tested positive for the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu, the government said today.

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Four more UK farms face bird cull

Poultry on four new farms in the UK are to be culled today as tests are carried out to establish if they have been infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu found in a flock of turkeys in East Anglia.

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Bird flu outbreak in UK is deadly H5N1 strain

The strain of bird flu found in turkeys on a farm in England is the highly pathogenic H5N1 type, acting chief veterinary officer Fred Landeg said today.

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Bird flu 'nightmare' hits turkey farm in UK

The farming industry was dealt another blow tonight as a new case of bird flu was discovered in turkeys.

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Case of bird flu confirmed in UK

The H5 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in turkeys on a farm in the UK, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said today.

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Bird flu confirmed on Canadian chicken farm

A strain of bird flu that is not harmful to humans has been confirmed on a large chicken farm in Canada, officials said today.

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New portable bird flu detector unveiled

Scientists today revealed a portable bird flu detector that can spot the deadly H5N1 virus in less than 30 minutes.

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China confirms H5N1 strain of bird flu among ducks

China’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed a suspected outbreak of H5N1 bird flu among ducks in southern China, Hong Kong’s health secretary said today.

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Bird flu detected at German poultry farm

Several cases of bird flu have been detected at a poultry farm in southern Germany, and tests are under way to determine if it is the lethal H5N1 strain, authorities said today.

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Indonesian woman dies of bird flu in Bali

An Indonesian woman died of bird flu over the weekend on the resort island of Bali, preliminary tests have showed.

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German officials find H5N1 in domestic bird

German officials today said they had discovered the H5N1 bird flu virus in domestic poultry for the first time this year but said the danger was small.

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Bird flu suspected in three dead swans

Three young swans found dead in a pond in eastern France are being tested for bird flu, the Agriculture Ministry announced today, ordering special containment measures in the area.

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Bird flu detected at Czech poultry farm

Hundreds of turkeys at a farm in eastern Czech Republic have tested positive for the bird flu virus.

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Four people test positive for bird flu in Wales

Four people have tested positive for for bird flu after an outbreak of the virus on a north Wales farm, the Health Protection Agency confirmed today.

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Poultry farm in Bangladesh did have H5N1 bird flu

The strain of bird flu deadly to humans was today detected at a state-run poultry farm near the Bangladeshi capital where workers recently slaughtered about 30,000 chickens, the government said.

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Indonesia seeks assurances over bird flu vaccine

Indonesia will not share bird flu samples with the World Health Organisation without a legally binding agreement promising the virus will not be used to develop an expensive commercial vaccine, the health minister said.

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Moscow enforces H5N1 bird flu quarantine

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in eight suburban Moscow districts, a Russian veterinary official said today

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Philippines bans poultry imports from Britain

The Philippines has temporarily banned all imports of live birds and poultry products from Britain after a bird flu outbreak in Suffolk.

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Early results on UK bird flu investigation due

Experts will today reveal the interim findings of a British government investigation into the source of the bird flu outbreak.

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Bird flu found in three turkish villages

Agriculture authorities in Turkey today announced that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus was detected in three more villages following a recent outbreak.

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UK officials to brief TDs on bird flu outbreak

Officials from the departments of Health and Agriculture will today brief TDs and Senators on the UK avian flu outbreak.

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No need to tighten bird flu rules: EU

The European Union said today it sees no immediate need to tighten its rules for controlling the spread of bird flu, despite reports that an outbreak in eastern England may have been caused by turkeys imported from Hungary.

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Bird flu virus claims another human victim

A 20-year-old woman died of bird flu early today, bringing the number of people killed by the virus in hardest-hit Indonesia to 64, health and hospital officials said.

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UK supermarkets braced for turkey-products recall

Supermarkets in the UK are facing a possible nationwide recall of processed turkey products in an attempt to halt the spread of bird flu.

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Live bird trade 'behind spread in avian flu'- Experts

Experts suspect the current spread of bird flu in Asia, Africa and Europe is a result of trade in infected live birds rather than transmission through wild birds, the UN official co-ordinating the global fight against avian influenza said today.

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Indonesian deal may hinder bird flu vaccine development: WHO

Public health experts have warned that an H5N1 vaccine deal Indonesia has struck with a pharmaceutical company may jeopardise the world’s access to a pandemic vaccine, if the country becomes the epicentre of a global outbreak.

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Vet in bird flu scare awaits test results

Tests will reveal today if a vet involved in the bird flu outbreak in England who is suffering from a mild respiratory illness has caught a potentially deadly virus.

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Coughlan to brief Cabinet on response to bird flu threat

Minister for Agriculture Mary Coughlan is expected to brief her Cabinet colleagues today on the steps being taken in Ireland following an outbreak of bird flu in Britain.

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