Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

World / Science & Health Dec 28, 2019

Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or ...

National Mar 26, 2017

Bird flu toll in Miyagi, Chiba kept down to 270,000 chickens

The chicken cull sparked by the nation's latest bird flu outbreaks fell short of the originally planned goal of 300,000 Sunday as authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures opted to settle for roughly 209,000 and 62,000 chickens, respectively. The two prefectures north of Tokyo were ...

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

National Mar 24, 2017

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms. In Japan's latest bird flu outbreak, the Miyagi Prefectural Government plans to cull 220,000 chickens ...