Tag - bird-flu



Health officials are increasingly on guard for cases of H5N1, a bird virus that’s known to jump between species and can sometimes cause severe cases in people.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 23, 2024
Second U.S. human bird flu infection reported in Michigan
A farmworker in the state experienced mild symptoms in the eye after coming into contact with an infected cow and has since recovered.
A member of the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute takes a swab from a duck during surveillance of the poultry section of the Orussey market, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on May 7.
May 21, 2024
The disease detectives trying to keep the world safe from bird flu
Front-line work in low-income countries is increasingly vital to a global system to detect viruses that jump between animals and humans, the way COVID-19 did.
The H5N1 bird flu virus, which has been found in cattle, is a pathogen that has loomed large in the minds of infectious disease experts for its potential to cause a deadly human pandemic.
May 9, 2024
The bird flu outbreak brings more questions than answers
This is a pathogen that has loomed large in the minds of infectious disease experts for its potential to cause a deadly human pandemic.
As of April 4, the bird flu virus had been confirmed in more than a dozen herds across six U.S. states, with Kansas, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas all reporting infected cows.
Apr 17, 2024
Bird flu in cows demands vigilance, not panic
Bird flu had been confirmed in herds across six U.S. states, with Kansas, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas all reporting infected cows.
A chicken in its coop on Fogline Farm in Pescadero, California, on March 1. Unlike the coronavirus, the H5N1 virus has been studied for years. Vaccines and treatments are available should they ever become necessary.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 6, 2024
Is bird flu coming to people next? Are we ready?
Outbreaks have been found among dairy cows in multiple states, as well as at least one infection in a farmworker in Texas.
H5N1 has been discovered in dairy cows in the U.S. states of Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Michigan and Idaho.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2024
What to know about bird flu in dairy cows and the risk to humans
Health officials and scientists say the risk to humans remains low, but many questions remain.
Blowflies collected by a research team led by Ryosuke Fujita, an associate professor at Kyushu University's Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, in December 2022
Jan 8, 2024
Blowflies may be bird flu virus carriers, Japan researchers find
With new outbreaks reported late last year, the research team is urging chicken farms to use insect-proof nets to contain the spread of the virus.
Workers prepare to cull chickens at a farm in Kashima, Saga Prefecture, on Saturday after a case of bird flu was detected there.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 25, 2023
Japan confirms season's first bird flu case in Saga
The Saga Prefectural Government has started to cull around 40,000 chickens raised at a farm in the city of Kashima.
The bird flu virus was most likely brought by birds returning from their migration to South America, where there has been a huge number of cases, British experts have said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 25, 2023
Bird flu detected in Antarctica region for first time
Scientists had been fearing that the worst outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza would reach Antarctica, a key breeding ground for many birds.
National Forest and Wild Fauna Service personnel check on a sea lion, amidst rising cases bird flu infections in Peru in February 2023.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 31, 2023
After racing across continents, bird flu threatens Antarctica
Unlike earlier versions of bird flu, H5N1 has also spread widely in wild birds and routinely spilled over into wild mammals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 13, 2023
WHO worried bird flu might adapt to humans 'more easily'
Since late 2021, Europe has been gripped by its worst-ever outbreak of bird flu, while North and South America have also experienced severe outbreaks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 3, 2023
Experts warn bird flu virus changing rapidly in largest ever outbreak
While emphasizing that the risk to humans remains low, experts said that the surging number of bird flu cases in mammals was a cause for concern.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 2, 2023
Bird flu detectives hunt for clues to stop next global pandemic
The speed with which countries can identify and respond to future virus threats will determine how effectively the world can contain the next pandemic.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2023
China records world's first human death from H3N8 bird flu
The 56-year-old woman from the southern province of Guangdong was the third person known to have been infected with the H3N8 subtype of avian influenza, the WHO said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Mar 20, 2023
Vaccine-makers prep bird flu shot for humans 'just in case'
One current outbreak of avian flu has killed a record number of birds and infected mammals, but human cases remain rare.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 19, 2023
Japan on high alert as avian flu rages across the country and heads north
Amid egg shortages and soaring prices, how worried should people be about the potential impacts of bird flu on human health?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 18, 2023
Japan egg prices soar amid record 16 million bird flu cullings
Egg-laying hens make up more than 90% of birds in the process of being culled, according to the agriculture ministry, limiting the supply of eggs and pushing prices higher.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2023
Hold the mayo as Japan egg shortage hits McDonald’s to 7-Eleven
McDonald’s Japan’s Teritama Muffin — a breakfast sandwich that combines egg, sausage and teriyaki sauce — is now off the menu.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 25, 2023
WHO raises concern after father of girl who died from bird flu tests positive
One of the worst global avian influenza outbreaks on record has seen tens of millions of poultry culled, mass wild bird die-offs and a rising number of infections among mammals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Feb 24, 2023
New bird flu spreading worldwide poses no human pandemic risk, experts say
The changes that have allowed the H5N1 clade virus to infect wild birds so efficiently have made it less likely to infect human cells, according to leading disease experts.


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