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Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:41 AM

Malaysian authorities raised an alert for a north-eastern state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages. Some 24,000 birds [...]
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Philippines tries to reverse trend in new HIV detections

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asiapacific Report | 6:00 AM

The year 2016 was a landmark year for the Philippines with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) setting annual and monthly records that are the highest since the country [...]
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UK’s MRC Tech licenses antibody to Chinese group

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Pharma Times | 6:00 AM

UK medical research charity MRC Technology has licensed an antibody to Newsummit Biopharma, a leading China-based drug development process solutions provider, for development [...]
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China’s confirms sixth bird flu outbreak at duck farm in Hubei province

16-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

The local government culled 681 birds after the outbreak, which infected 134 ducks and killed 86 in a local farm, the statement said. The outbreak is now under control, the [...]
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H5N6 virus in Greece distinct from Asian strain

16-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

China confirmed a bird flu outbreak, the country’s sixth case since last October, at a duck farm in central Hubei province, according to a Ministry of Agriculture [...]
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H5N8 strikes Nepal for first time; Vietnam reports H5N1, H5N6

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Didrap | 6:00 AM

Nepal’s livestock department recently reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu, which stuck a commercial farm, as several [...]
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China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reported 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said on Monday, much higher than in previous years and bringing [...]
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China Registers 26 Cases of Bird Flu in One Week

13-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik | 6:00 AM

According to Xinhua news agency, the recent National Health and Family Planning Commission’s statistics showed that the new cases of H7N9 avian influenza virus [...]
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Malaysia reports highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu – OIE

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on [...]
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Focus on South East Asia: Burma

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

South East Asia is particularly prone to natural disasters: a situation which is compounded by the fact that more than half the countries in the region are low or lower [...]
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USDA Says Tennessee Bird-Flu Strain Distinct From China Variety

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Agweb | 6:00 AM

A case of bird flu at a Tennessee farm has been identified as highly-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza, while distinct from an infectious variety in China. The type is “a [...]
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H5N1 in Kelantan: Preventive measures to contain spread underway; no human infection

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The authorities will take all preventive measures to contain the H5N1 outbreak in northern Kelantan after three cases involving chickens were recorded in one village. Health [...]
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Tennessee bird flu shares name, not genetics, of feared China strain: USDA

10-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The strain of bird flu that infected a chicken farm in Tennessee in recent days shares the same name as a form of the virus that has killed humans in China, but is [...]
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Korea culls 50000 farm birds as 2 new bird flu cases confirmed

10-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea has culled some 50,000 farm birds as two cases of bird flu were confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the country’s cull this winter to nearly 35 million: more [...]
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Asian nations restrict US poultry imports over bird flu

09-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong have limited imports of US poultry after the United States detected its first case this year of avian flu on a commercial chicken [...]
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