Bird Flu

  • WorldWHO has warned about the threat of a bird flu pandemic

    WHO has warned about the threat of a bird flu pandemic

    (ORDO NEWS) — It seems the universe has decided to purge itself of humans. Because it is simply impossible to explain pandemics and disasters otherwise. The world has not yet rested from the coronavirus, and now it is threatened by a new virus. The WHO is already concerned about the epidemiological situation. Richard Peabody works as WHO’s head of the High Pathogens Division. He warns that the avian flu virus,…

  • WorldExperts named the possible cause of death from bird flu 600 fur seals in Peru

    Experts named the possible cause of death from bird flu 600 fur seals in Peru

    (ORDO NEWS) — The simultaneous death of more than 600 fur seals in Peru from bird flu has again raised the question of how the virus of this dangerous disease is spread. “If only a few seals that hunted sick birds became infected and died, there would be nothing strange,” the Argentine biologist Sergio Lambertucci quotes the publication. “But all 600 dead seals could not have become infected from birds?”…

  • WorldBird flu outbreak detected in Cuba

    Bird flu outbreak detected in Cuba

    (ORDO NEWS) — An outbreak of bird flu has been registered in Havana. “The presence of avian influenza has been officially announced by the World Organization for Animal Health following the discovery of the virus in wild birds belonging to the Havana Zoological Garden,” the agency said in a statement. “In this regard, appropriate sanitary containment measures have been taken, including quarantine and temporary closure of the Zoological Garden until…

  • WorldScientists warn of the risk of human infection with bird flu

    Scientists warn of the risk of human infection with bird flu

    (ORDO NEWS) — Despite the recent discovery of avian influenza in mammals, including foxes, otters, minks, seals and grizzly bears, the virus must mutate significantly for the risk of its spread to humans to be significant, scientists say. The discovery of the avian influenza virus in mammals means that it has acquired mutations that allow it to replicate in the cells of new animal species. Until now, the virus has…

  • News HeadlinesHonduras declares public health emergency over bird flu

    Honduras declares public health emergency over bird flu

    (ORDO NEWS) — Authorities in Honduras have declared a 90-day nationwide public health alert due to an outbreak of bird flu among pelicans. About 40,000 poultry were also examined, but no signs of the disease were found. Measures to “control and eliminate the presence of avian influenza in domestic and wild birds” may be extended depending on “epidemiological evolution,” the Honduran government said. Two outbreaks of avian influenza (H5N1) have…

  • News HeadlinesOutbreak of bird flu recorded in France

    Czech Republic wiped out 220,000 chickens due to bird flu outbreak

    (ORDO NEWS) — Up to 220,000 chickens have been culled in the Czech Republic following an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm, the State Veterinary Office (SVS) has said. The H5N1 bird flu virus was detected on December 30 in the village of Brod nad Tichou in the country’s West Pilsen region, Xinhua news agency reported. The farm houses approximately 750,000 chicks in three divided halls. Initially, about…

  • News HeadlinesBird flu virus lowers testosterone levels in men

    Bird flu virus lowers testosterone levels in men

    (ORDO NEWS) — Infection with the H7N9 avian influenza virus causes an inflammatory response in the testicles and disrupts hormonal regulation in men, but not in women, according to a new human study. As a result, their testosterone concentration decreases, and the infection is more severe. The avian influenza A virus, belonging to the subtype (serotype) H7N9, was first described in East Asia in 2013. It infects a variety of…

  • News HeadlinesMore than 1 million chickens are killed due to the spread of bird flu in eastern Japan in the Kanto region

    More than 1 million chickens are killed due to the spread of bird flu in eastern Japan in the Kanto region

    (ORDO NEWS) — The culling of about 1.04 million chickens at a farm in Ibaraki Prefecture has begun after the first cases of bird flu this season were confirmed in eastern Japan in the Kanto region around Tokyo. The Ibaraki prefectural government announced on November 4 that many chickens had died at a poultry farm in Kasumigaura City, and a genetic test confirmed they were infected with highly pathogenic avian…

  • News HeadlinesUnprecedented bird flu epidemic

    Unprecedented bird flu epidemic

    (ORDO NEWS) — Nearly 50 million birds have been culled amid efforts to reduce the spread of the virus that continues to devastate the Northern Hemisphere. The highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, that has plagued Europe and North America all summer is showing no signs of abating, officials warn. More than 2,600 outbreaks have been reported in domestic flocks and more than 3,500 cases…

  • News Headlines3 000 penguins could die from bird flu in South Africa

    3,000 penguins could die from bird flu in South Africa

    (ORDO NEWS) — Thousands of penguins are threatened with extinction. An outbreak of bird flu has been recorded in a colony of these birds in Cape Town, South Africa, MIR 24 reports. Dozens of pets have already died, and in total about three thousand individuals live there. This type of flu is not dangerous to humans, but is a deadly threat to birds. The disease is incurable, death occurs very…

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  • News HeadlinesDolphin and porpoise infected with bird flu found for the first time

    Dolphin and porpoise infected with bird flu found for the first time

    (ORDO NEWS) — Numerous terrestrial and marine mammals have been found infected with avian influenza in the largest outbreak of avian influenza ever recorded in Europe. A dolphin in Florida and a porpoise in Sweden have been infected with the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the first reported case, local researchers have confirmed in recent weeks, as avian influenza continues to spread in both birds and mammals…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have named the most dangerous distributors of bird flu

    Scientists have named the most dangerous distributors of bird flu

    (ORDO NEWS) — American scientists have studied how different types of birds carry the bird flu. Ducks and geese were the most dangerous spreaders, but the virus that caused the bird flu epidemic in North America this year arrived on the continent along with seagulls. The scientific community is accustomed to talking about the influenza virus in birds as a single group, but its representatives differ greatly in evolutionary history,…

  • News HeadlinesEurope uses previously banned vaccines to fight bird flu

    Europe uses previously banned vaccines to fight bird flu

    (ORDO NEWS) — In March, Christian Drouin, a French farmer from the Vendée, discovered that his chickens were dying from bird flu. He had to take drastic measures to destroy the livestock and prevent the spread of infection. Usually veterinarians would come to the site to euthanize the birds with carbon dioxide. But veterinary teams have been overwhelmed with calls to cull herds infected with the virus, which now appears…

  • News HeadlinesAvian influenza All you need to know about the bird flu outbreak 1

    Avian influenza: All you need to know about the bird flu outbreak

    (ORDO NEWS) — It’s the worst-ever outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) on record. Here’s what we know so far. The UK is currently experiencing its worst-ever outbreak of avian influenza, and more cases of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain have been recorded in recent days. Outbreaks of avian flu can have devastating implications for farmers and poultry owners (including those with backyard chickens) as well as the surrounding areas.…

  • News HeadlinesTwo people in China died of bird flu three more are in the hospital

    2 people in China died of bird flu, 3 more are in the hospital

    (ORDO NEWS) — China has reported two deaths from bird flu after confirming five new cases of the H5N6 virus, and the World Health Organization has called for “urgent” action. Experts are concerned about the rise in human cases of bird flu in China and warn that the strain may be more contagious to humans. Five people – four men and one woman – in Sichuan Province, Zhejiang Province and…

  • News HeadlinesOutbreak of bird flu recorded in Israel

    Outbreak of bird flu recorded in Israel

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the northern part of Israel, experts recorded an outbreak of bird flu, which caused the death of over two thousand wild cranes that lived in the reserve. This is an incredibly high rate when it comes to seasonal flu. Ohad Hatzof, who is a spokesman for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, said that in addition to the deaths of two thousand, about 10 thousand more…

  • News HeadlinesBird flu is raging in Japan two million chickens have been killed

    Bird flu is raging in Japan two million chickens have been killed

    (ORDO NEWS) — On the territory of Japan, chickens began to die from bird flu. Shiga has become the tenth prefecture where the disease is actively spreading. The authorities decided to destroy 11 thousand birds there in order to reduce the spread of infection. Avian influenza originated in a chicken farm located in the west of Shiga, in the city of Higashiomi. The owners reported the deaths of 50 chickens.…

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