Monday, March 6, 2017

WATCHING AVIAN FLU

MARCH 6: Bird flu arrives in Tennessee: Tests confirmed the presence of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI at a facility in Lincoln County

MARCH 4: Large surge in human cases of deadly bird flu in China is causing alarm amongst scientists: A significant increase since October 2016; Flu strain evolving

MARCH 2: 70,000 chickens culled following an outbreak of avian influenza Chungcheong Province South Korea

MARCH 1: Lithuania has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus becoming the 41st country to be infected

FEB 28: Two human H5N1 avian influenza cases recorded in Egypt: When people do become infected, the mortality rate is about 60%

FEB 28: Mass die off of birds due to avian flu across Hungary and Romania

FEB 27: Nepal is the 40th country to be infested with avian flu since last October

FEB 27: H7N9 bird flu strain evolves into a more severe form in China: 304 new laboratory-confirmed human infections were reported along with 36 deaths

FEB 27: 42,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Plateau, Nigeria

FEB 27: 27,000 ducks killed due to avian flu in Sant Gregori, Spain

FEB 23: 90,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Chungcheong Province, South Korea

FEB 18: The worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed almost a 100 people in China! The death toll since the start of the year has been unmatched in years

FEB 12: A human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in Beijing on Saturday

FEB 3: BP Earthwatch reports on spread of avian flu across Europe

JAN 24: World Health Organization call on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of the deadly Avian-Flu virus as deadly flu pandemic expected to hit humans

JAN 16: Nearly a hundred pigeons found dead in India test positive for bird flu

JULY 26, 2016: Nearly 2.5 million birds dead as H5 avian influenza strain sweeps Baghadad, Iraq