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Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Phys.org/ | 6:00 AM

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. The research also [...]
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Malaysian state declares H5N1 avian flu emergency

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | World Bulletin | 6:00 AM

A northeast Malaysian state has declared an emergency following an outbreak of H5N1, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. The move by Kelantan state’s government [...]
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Bird flu in Kelantan: China bans imports of bird’s nest from Malaysia

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

China has imposed a temporary restriction on imports of bird’s nest from Malaysia, following an outbreak of bird flu in the northeastern state of Kelantan. The highly [...]
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Kelantan H5N1 outbreak: China slaps ban on import of M’sian bird’s nest

21-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China has imposed a temporary restriction on imports of raw clean Walet edible bird’s nest from Malaysia, due to the H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Kelantan. The move led [...]
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UN urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

UN urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

20-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The UN’s food agency on Friday urged China to step up efforts to contain and eliminate a strain of bird flu which has killed scores of people this year. The Food and [...]
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Japan looks to update flu measures after avian influenza outbreak

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:41 AM

Government officials and scientists are moving to update countermeasures for a possible influenza pandemic after this winter’s global spread of avian flu. Researchers [...]
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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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