Avian Influenza News
News published on July 6, 2005:
Over 7,000 ducks infected with bird flu viruses in Vietnam's central Quang Tri province were culled this week, according to Vietnam News Agency on Wednesday.
For the same reason, another over 10,000 infecte...
People's Daily Online
News published on July 1, 2005:
Authorities have already culled 25,000 birds at the infected farm in Ibaraki prefecture (state) northeast of Tokyo after officials discovered the H5N2 strain of bird flu, considered a less dangerous strain than...
News published on June 29, 2005:
Vietnam, the country hit hardest by bird flu, has increased compensation for farmers whose infected poultry are being culled in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, officials said Tuesday.
News published on June 27, 2005:
Local government officials on Monday began the extermination of about 25,300 chickens at a farm where avian influenza was detected.
Led by Ibaraki Gov. Masaru Hashimoto, a bird flu task force ordered the kil...
Mainichi Daily News
News published on June 21, 2005:
Vietnam reports new bird flu outbreak
Vietnam, which has seen no bird flu outbreaks since April, has found that some 6,000 chickens in southern Ben Tre province either infected or killed by bird flu, local ...
China View / Forbes
News published on June 17, 2005:
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry will shortly convene a high-level meeting to chalk out a strategy for tackling bird flu, in case it hits the country. The meeting is likely to be held in the last we...
News published on June 15, 2005:
The European Union is proposing to legislate on avian flu controls. Although its proposed directive is targeted mainly at the poultry industry, movement of pigs would also be involved.
"The proposed laborato...
National Pig Association
News published on December 7, 2004:
Recent discussions with Defra's exotic disease division indicate a need to formulate a control policy in the event of avian influenza entering the country.
No case has so far been reported of a transmission ...
Ian Campbell - National Pig Association