A bird flu outbreak has killed 15,000 fowls at a neighbourhood in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon.

Love to gorge on barbecued chicken? Be careful as eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle brushes can prove to be dangerous to health, warns new research.

Though there is no fear, the move to stop feeding poultry to animals is a precautionary measure, ZAK chairperson Rehana Banu has said.

Experts say no need to panic as H5N1 spread is localised in Bidar

Chicken that died at a poultry farm at Melakera in Humnabad taluk, Bidar district.

Chicken meat has the highest per capita consumption among all meat types in North America. The practice of feeding 3-nitro-4-hydroxyphenylarsonic acid (Roxarsone, Rox) to chickens lasted for over 60 years. However, the fate of Rox and arsenic metabolites remaining in chicken are poorly understood. Researchers aimed to determine the elimination of Rox and metabolites from chickens and quantify the remaining arsenic species in chicken meat, providing necessary information for meaningful exposure assessment.

Experts Beg To Differ With Health Minister

Nearly 3.67% of households owning large holdings (more than 10 hectares) were found to have derived major income from self-employment in livestock farming

Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) viruses were isolated from migratory waterfowl in South Korea during fall 2014–winter 2015, a recurrence after initial introduction in winter 2014. These reappeared viruses were phylogenetically distinct from isolates circulating in poultry farms in South Korea.

Original Source

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), as a part of its 70th round during the period January 2013 - December 2013, carried out an all India household survey on the situation of Land and Livestock Holdings in India.

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