avian flu

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avian flu:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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A possible spread of avian flu to Gangwon Province housing the Olympic venues is feared to cause problems for the Games that will start on Feb.
Hossain Dorudian, an official with the Tehran Guild Chamber, told the state news agency the price jump was not due only to the avian flu.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol said tests confirmed that the avian flu virus strain found in San Luis, Pampanga, has also been found in the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija, about 32 kilometers away.
The money will go towards enhancing the resources at the Ministry of Agriculture's Animal Health Centre in Abbotsford, British Colombia with specialised equipment to diagnose samples gathered in the Ministry's avian flu surveillance efforts.
In a statement, the European Commission spokesman said these measures were aimed at "quickly bringing the disease under control" and "preventing highly pathogenic avian flu from spreading into more parts of Britain and The Netherlands as well as to other European countries.
There are no known other cases of avian flu in the region nevertheless the authorities have ordered preventive measures.
Immediately on receipt of this information, Government of India took up the matter with Omani Authorities through diplomatic channel and impressed that Avian Flu is limited to selected pockets of North Eastern Region of the country and also blanket ban on import of live bird products from entire India is unjustified.
Xinhua News Agency said farms were being disinfected and poultry culled in Gonghe County after 121 migratory birds that were found dead near Genggahai Lake two weeks ago tested positive for H5N1 avian flu on Sunday.
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed avian flu has been ruled out but tests are continuing.
Not according to the travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which said that, although there have been more than 40 deaths due to bird flu in Vietnam, "the risk of avian flu to British nationals visiting countries affected by avian flu is very low.
In a press release on the survey, Ipsos said the apparent drop in Americans' concern over avian flu coincides with reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the number of human H5N1 flu cases appears to have stabilized over the past year.
THE chance of a large avian flu outbreak in the UK has been reduced to almost zero after experts at the University of Liverpool discovered large outbreaks are more likely to involve duck meat.

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