As pre-emptive measures, the government ought to cull all poultry, if necessary, in the areas adjacent to the Olympic venues, even if no cases of avian flu
have been detected there.
But Movafeq Qadiri, the head of the Animal Feed Industry Association, said animal feed prices had risen only 10 percent in the past month and most of the egg price surge was due to avian flu
Piol confirmed that the H5 avian flu
virus strain that caused the outbreak in Pampanga also struck a layer farm in the town of San Luis (32 km away) and a quail farm in Jaen, both in Nueva Ecija.
Following the December 2014 avian flu
outbreak in the Fraser Valley, Ministry of Agriculture officials started a pilot surveillance project that gathered sediment samples at ponds and wetlands used by wild waterfowl.
In the UK, the avian flu
scare went public after a vet in Nafferton, near Driffield in East Yorkshire, raised the alarm over a duck believed to have caught avian flu
at a farm.
bg has published phone numbers for citizens to alert about suspicions of avian flu
It was also impressed that the affected birds were culled and isolated to prevent further spread of avian flu
is an infectious disease caused by type-A strains of the influenza virus.
Recall of news coverage about avian flu
has also declined, the survey indicated.
The scientists at the university found that while 73% of avian flu
outbreaks in the UK would not spread beyond the initial infected farm, larger outbreaks are much more likely to involve the duck meat industry.
OIE says avian flu
'under control': The outbreak of the H5N1 strain of avian flu
, which has put the global poultry industry under huge pressure over the past couple of years, may be "coming closer to the end of a cycle," according to international animal health experts.
The growth of factory farms, their proximity to congested cities in the developing world, and the globalized poultry trade all are culprits behind the spread of avian flu
, while livestock wastes damage the climate at a rate that surpasses emissions from cars and SUVs, according to the findings on avian flu
and meat production from a report released by the Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.
Dr John Woodhouse, North East regional director of the Health Protection Agency, gives health reporter Jane Picken the facts on the dangers of avian flu
While avian flu
may well prove to be the new Y2K bug, colleges and universities are wise to at least have a plan to deal with it and other health crises.
According to the latest World Health Organization data, there have been less than 300 reported cases of avian flu
in humans worldwide, resulting in approximately 150 deaths.