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Today's Headlines - 9/2/2014
China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu
Nearly 18,000 geese died on a poultry farm in northeast China after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month, the agriculture ministry said. As many as 20,550 geese on the farm in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, showed symptoms of avian flu and 17,790 birds died, the ministry said on its website on Monday. The ministry sealed off and sterilized the infected area ...
H5N6 bird flu outbreak at Harbin farm
Nearly 18,000 geese have died on a poultry farm in Heilongjiang province after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month, the agriculture m...
H5N6 bird flu reported in NE China
Northeast China's Heilongjiang province has reported an outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu virus in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday.
In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government scientist working with bird flu rushed through lab procedures in order to get to a staff meeting, setting off what could have been a fatal mishap, health officials said on Friday. They said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab worker, who was not identified, allotted only about half the time necessary to carry out ...
Swine flu detected at Vic prison
Prisoners at a medium security facility in Victoria are in lock down after swine flu was detected there.
Service rocked by flu
June 4, 2009, 1:06 p.m. HUMAN swine flu has gripped the North West Ambulance Service with 10 officers, believed to be from the Devonport station, in home or hospital isolation.
Swine flu returns as Australia suffers through severe flu season: experts
Australia has seen a resurgence of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, with the virus accounting for the majority of reported influenza cases this year, experts have said.
U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. lawmakers investigate the anthrax and bird flu breaches at a federal laboratory, they have begun to question whether outside oversight of research using dangerous microbes is as independent as federal agencies claim. They are scrutinizing the actions of the nation's leading biomedical research institute, the National Institutes of Health ...
Swine flu detected at Victorian prison
Five prisoners have gone into lockdown after swine flu was detected in a Victorian prison.
Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia
In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than

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