Dec 31, 2014

Hong Kong bans Japan poultry in bird flu scare

Hong Kong’s food watchdog said Tuesday that poultry meat and eggs from Yamaguchi Prefecture have been banned due to an outbreak of bird flu there. The Center for Food Safety said in a statement the ban was imposed “in view of the announcement made ...

Dec 28, 2014

H.K. woman critically ill with H7N9 virus

Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels Sunday, as a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a critical condition. The 68-year-old woman was hospitalized on Dec. 25 after returning from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen almost two weeks earlier, ...

Dec 25, 2014

Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A 5-year-old Egyptian boy died from bird flu on Wednesday, the 10th death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy came to a hospital in ...

Dec 17, 2014

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

U.S. agriculture officials said Tuesday they have found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there is no immediate public health concern. The Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5 virus were identified in a northern pintail duck and a ...