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Today's Headlines - 11/26/2014
Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms and was placed in intensive care when she did not respond to treatment, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. "We thought it was bird flu ...
Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu, health ministry says
An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
India orders culling after bird flu outbreaks in Kerala
PARIS (Reuters) - India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. The virus itself killed about 15,000 infected ducks in Kottayam and another 500 in nearby Alappuzha, the first cases of the disease in the country since ...
Bird Flu: How much of a threat?
When the health authorities say there is no threat at all to humans because the H5N8 strain only affects birds, then say there is a minimal threat, then others say that it is unlikely to spread among humans, but could and then others, that it is quite possible that there will be human cases, it is time to take notice.
Bird flu is major threat to poultry along migration routes, officials say
A bird flu strain found in Europe represents a major threat to the poultry industry in countries crossed by migrating wild birds, two intergovernmental organizations said on Monday.
As bird flu spreads, shortage of preventive drugs a worry
Avian influenza or bird flu, first detected in ducks in Kerala's Alappuzha district, was confirmed in Aymanam in Kottayam and Peringad in Pathanamthitta on Tuesday. Bird flu was also confirmed in a broiler chicken farm near Kottayam, raising the specter of an epidemic.
Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu
Farm poultry in German regions with a high risk of contact with migrating wild birds must be kept inside farm buildings to protect against the risk of contracting bird flu, German authorities said on Monday.
Bird flu is major threat to poultry along migration routes: FAO/OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - A bird flu strain found in Europe represents a major threat to the poultry industry in countries crossed by migrating wild birds, two intergovernmental organizations said on Monday. Germany, the Netherlands and Britain have reported cases this month of the H5N8 highly pathogenic bird flu, which is similar to one that devastated poultry flocks in South Korea earlier this year ...
Bird flu outbreak in Kerala: Tamil Nadu poultry farmers take precautionary measures
Though there is no avian flu outbreak in Tamil Nadu, poultry farmers across the state have taken precautionary measures.
Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu
CAIRO - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms and was placed in intensive care when she did not respond to treatment, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. "We thought it was bird flu, but she ...

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