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#Avian Flu

# avian-flu - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Egg shortage in some supermarkets amid bird flu outbreak and increased demand

Half a million hens have been culled as a result of the outbreak.

# avian-flu - Friday 9 February, 2018

First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary

The risk to humans is considered to be very low.

# avian-flu - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Hong Kong kills 20,000 chickens over bird flu fears

Up to 20,000 chickens were killed after the deadly virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

# avian-flu - Saturday 11 January, 2014

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# avian-flu - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America

Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.

# avian-flu - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

# avian-flu - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time

Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.

# avian-flu - Monday 20 May, 2013

Uh-oh: UN says it's impossible to predict spread of new bird flu

‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’

# avian-flu - Sunday 31 March, 2013

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.

# avian-flu - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork

The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.

# avian-flu - Friday 30 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Avian flu virus found in pheasants in Cork

The birds on the affected premises are being slaughtered today.

# avian-flu - Thursday 22 December, 2011

US asks science journals to censor studies on man-made bird flu

The US government fears that details on a lab-made version of bird flu could be used by terrorists for biological warfare.

# avian-flu - Monday 29 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence

A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.