China has reported two new cases of human bird flu infection, bringing the total this week to three, stoking fears about the spread of the deadly virus at a time when other Asian nations are battli

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Thursday that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products from a prefecture in southwestern Japan following an outbreak of bird fl

On Friday, South Korea's agriculture ministry issued a temporary nationwide standstill order for poultry farms and other related transport that took effect over the weekend.

Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on farms in the north of the country, local officials said.

BHUBANESWAR: With avian influenza being reported from different parts of the country, the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department of Odisha has asked the districts to keep a watch on

CHENNAI: Outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Upper Kuttanadu region in Kerala has sent the poultry farmers in Tamil Nadu in a quandary as it may hit their trade and the top aut

Vaccination is one process through which the birds can be protected but it is not followed in India.

Bird Flu returned to haunt India, only a month after India was declared free from avian influenza (H5N1) on September 5, 2016. Two days into the death of nine water birds in Delhi, at least 10 more birds were found dead in the city.

Arsenicals (roxarsone and nitarsone) used in poultry production likely increase inorganic arsenic (iAs), monomethylarsonic acid (MMA), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), and roxarsone or nitarsone concentrations in poultry meat. The association between poultry intake and exposure to these arsenic species, as reflected in elevated urinary arsenic concentrations, however, is unknown.

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Although several studies have reported seroprevalences of antibody against avian influenza A(H7N9) virus among poultry workers in southern China, results have varied and data in northern China are scarce. To understand risks of H7N9 and H5N1 virus infections in northern China, a serological cohort study was conducted. Poultry workers, swine workers and the general population in Beijing, China, were evaluated through three surveys in November 2013, April 2014 and April 2015.

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