Chinese poultry smuggling raises bird flu risk in Vietnam

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Chinese poultry smuggling raises bird flu risk in Vietnam

The bird flu virus strain that killed at least one man in China last year has spread widely through northern and central Vietnam due to rampant poultry smuggling.

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H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria

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H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria

Nigeria on Thursday (Jan 29) confirmed that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from seven to 11 states within a week, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases.

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Hong Kong launches chicken cull

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Hong Kong begins cull of 15, 000 chickens after finding the H7 strain of bird flu in a batch of live animals.

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Vietnam province culls 4,000 ducks in bird flu outbreak

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Vietnam province culls 4,000 ducks in bird flu outbreak

Animal health officials in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau have culled 4,000 ducks of a farmer as their samples tested positive for bird flu virus H5N1, the first outbreak to be reported in the country for months.

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Thousands of quails infected with avian flu

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Steering Committee for Animal Disease Prevention destroyed 12,000 quails infected with the H5N6 avian flu virus strain yesterday in the central province of Quang Ngai's Son Tinh District.

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Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

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Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Although malaria deaths have halved across the world, the Ebola outbreak has halted malaria programmes in some areas of west Africa and put huge strain on health services in parts of Africa.

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Bird flu found at two farms in Canada

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Bird flu found at two farms in Canada

Authorities in Canada said infected poultry would be euthanized and discarded in accordance with international health and safety protocols.

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Egypt reports four new bird flu deaths

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Egypt reports four new bird flu deaths

The latest deaths from H5N1, a strain that has killed more than 400 people worldwide since first appearing in 2003, were reported in the North African country in the past two weeks.

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Everything you never wanted to know about brain-eating worms

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Everything you never wanted to know about brain-eating worms

In the beginning, we had to worry about smallpox. And then anthrax. And then Ebola. Now topping the list of parasitic biohazard nightmares, a brain-eating worm. As it turns out, they are real. You can get them. You can get a brain-eating worm.

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WHO confirms DR Congo Ebola-free status

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WHO confirms DR Congo Ebola-free status

The all-clear for the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 66 people were infected, came after twice the 21-day incubation period had passed with no new cases detected.

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Ministry issues instructions to stop H5N8 reaching VN

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

The Ministry of Health has instructed the public to follow precautionary measures to prevent the A/H5N8 bird flu strain from spreading to Viet Nam after several cases were reported in European and Asian countries.

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Health ministry warns risk of A/H5N8 virus spread in poultry

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Health ministry warns risk of A/H5N8 virus spread in poultry

The Ministry of Health recommends the public to strictly follow precautionary measures in order to prevent the A/H5N8 bird flu strain, which currently occurs in poultry in several European and Asian countries, from infecting humans.

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Global study finds dengue fever vaccine effective

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

A clinical study of a new dengue vaccine in five countries in Asia, including Viet Nam, shows overall efficacy of 56.5 per cent against symptomatic dengue in children aged two to 14.

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Legacy of SARS in Asia offers lessons for Ebola fight

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Legacy of SARS in Asia offers lessons for Ebola fight

The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the frontline of a global health crisis -- but the city's ultimately successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now battling Ebola.

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