Bird Flu Monitor > Pandemic Information News: Outbreak of avian flu, central and ...
[Pandemic Information News] The farmer’s, Nguyen Van Hung, flock of water-fowl died between January 31 to February 3 and samples tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu strain. 3,000 dozes of vaccine against H5N1 and 60 liters of chemicals have been earmarked for sterilization of the area.
[Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News] Emergency as drought hits key farm regions in China: state media: "With the drought reaching a severity rarely seen in history, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters has called a level two emergency," China National Radio reported.
[Vietnam News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com] Sickened Vietnamese man suspected to have bird flu - Worldnews.com: Syracuse Read Full Article .Hanoi- Vietnamese authorities have found the H5N1 bird flu virus in a batch of chickens smuggled over the border from China, officials said on Tuesday, warning that two northern provinces remained affected.
[VisitCHN] Hong Kong,Mai Po closed for three weeks | VisitCHN: Hong Kong authorities closed the Mai Po Nature Reserve to the public for three weeks starting today after a dead grey heron discovered on February 2 tested positive for avian flu.
[Vietnam News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com] Bird flu found in chicken from China - Worldnews.com: Eight out of 16 poultry samples tested by animal health officials in the northern border province of Lang Son were infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, said the Lao Dong. Flu vaccine might be partial mismatch, but will still provide protection.
[grain.org RSS (English)] GRAIN | Seedling | 2008 | Mismanaging avian flu in Benin: Joseph Domenech, Chief Veterinary Officer with the FAO in Nigeria, said in 2006: “African farmers should be offered economic incentives to ensure that they report any suspected cases of avian flu immediately and to discourage them from rushing to get their birds on to the market. The country causing grave concern at the moment is Niger, which borders the region of Nigeria that is affected by avian flu, and where two million vulnerable people already suffer from hunger.
[Articles from the Nation] The False Bird Flu Scare: Bush is also calling fora 6.2 percent increase for other NIH biodefense projects, according tothe American Association for the Advancement of Science's analysis ofthe President's budget. This is in addition to the $5.6 billion alreadybeing largely wasted on Project Bioshield, which is supposed to helpprovide medical countermeasures against a chemical, biological,radiological or nuclear attack, with much more to come in Bioshield II.Almost $1 billion has gone to the manufacture of 75 million doses ofanthrax vaccine, for example, despite the fact that anthrax is notcontagious and has not recurred since the twenty-two cases in 2001thought to be linked to terror.
[News] Bird flu scientist says annual mutations likely - FierceBioResearcher: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Bird+flu+scientist+says+annual+mutations+likely";yahooBuzzArticleType = "text";
[The New Agriculturist] New Agriculturist 2007-4: News brief: A major new US$7.8 million study, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is focusing on the impact of avian flu on the livelihoods of the world's poorest poultry farmers. The subject has, until now, been largely ignored, with global control efforts concentrating on eradication of the virus from poultry and preparing for a possible human pandemic.
[The Why Files] The Why Files | Wanna be president? We got some questions for you...: The deadly avian influenza A (H5N1) in animals is established in domestic poultry in some areas and is unlikely to diminish much in the short term in Asia, Europe, the Near East or Africa. Sporadic human infections resulting from direct contact with infected poultry and/or wild birds will continue, but the epidemic could get worse fast if we are unwise, unlucky or unprepared.
[AlterNet.org: PEEK] Roche Must Share Its Avian Flu Cure | | AlterNet: Tamiflu absolutely is NOT a "cure for avian flu" as the last bullet suggests. All readers of this site need to educate themselves about the risks of flu shots and realize that the "Big-Pharma" consipracy here is about legitamizing flu vaccinations and potentially introducing legislation to force us all to vaccinate
[I Live In Delaware County] I Live In Delaware County: Kiss Your Rights Goodbye: H5N1 avian flu virus has never readily jumped from human to human, and not commonly from birds to humans either. Thus, an effective vaccine can only be prepared by mutating this virus, thus creating what the world fears most.
[ScienceBlogs Select] Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Birds in the ...: Sensitized by this picture, just today I noticed a common sparrow fly up of the ground to maybe half a meter high, then briefly fold it's wings in midair before flying back down to a different spot on the ground. It wasn't *quite* motionless for that instant, but it managed to look as if it had a wire or something there to perch on.
[The Peking Duck] Open thread? » The Peking Duck: But recent news reports suggest that many influential people, including Federal Reserve officials, bank regulators, and, possibly, members of the incoming Obama administration, have become devotees of a new kind of voodoo: the belief that by performing elaborate financial rituals we can keep dead banks walking.
[Bossip] Bossip.com » Archive Its Looking Good for Obama «: Shultz.15 These are not men without influence, as Henry Kissinger and George Shultz were also present at this years meeting.16 Also interesting to note is that George P. Shultz “associated himself with the Bush presidency early on, introducing the Texas governor to Condoleezza Rice at the Hoover Institution in 1998.” Could Condi be in the process of being groomed for higher office, or is she simply at the meeting for foreign policy discussions?
[Making Light] Making Light: Open Thread 50: If I had gotten a family tree assignment, although I know they usually come up in elementary school, I would have had the choice of leaving my "aunt", a woman who was very dear to me, out of my represented family, outing my family and possibly making them lose their jobs (as they were involved in the local school system), or not completing the assignment. Children of LGBT parents in Florida, where I live, who are going through the adoption process, also have an additional sword of Damocles, since gay people are forbidden by law from adoption, and if they completed a truthful family tree, they could be taken away from their parents.