H7N9 is the most serious flu threat to human health in a decade: Bird flu strain taking a toll on humans—An avian influenza virus that emerged in 2013 is suddenly spreading widely in China, causing a sharp spike in human infections and deaths. Last month alone it sickened 192 people, killing 79, according to an announcement this week by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission in Beijing.

Four years ago, a bird flu outbreak in China killed at least three dozen people, triggered mass poultry culling, put masks on millions of Chinese faces and hammered shares in fast food and travel companies.

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Influenza (Avian and other zoonotic)

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Duck Genome Takes Aim at Avian Influenza

As part of an investigation into a natural source for avian influenza, an international team of scientists had sequenced the genome of the duck.

These cross-stitches make deadly diseases look like the cutest little things

These cross-stitches make deadly diseases look like the cutest little things

Bird Flu cross stitch -- avian influenza geek stitchery for doctor, nurse, lab tech, epidemiologist

1. Make sure your chickens are receiving a balanced diet that includes protein, vitamins and minerals.  2. Make sure mash, scratch and pellets are kept clean and dry and not used after the expiration date.  3. Keep your coop cleaned out.  4. Keep water clean.    Below are the most common diseases chickens suffer from, their symptoms, and how to prevent them.

Avian Influenza - General Health and Common Diseases - The Chicken Vet - Home of the healthy chickens + behandling for scaly leg mites.

Avian influenza A viruses are very contagious among birds.

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Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC

Most human infections with avian influenza A viruses have occurred following direct or close contact with infected poultry.

Information on Avian Influenza

Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC

Avian influenza detected in southern S. Korea-Gripe aviária detectada na Coréia do Sul

Avian influenza detected in southern S.

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Epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population. In contrast to the regular seasonal epidemics of influenza, these pandemics occur irregularly,

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock Bird Flu. Symptoms and Transmission, Plus 5 Important Strategies to Help Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and more Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection.

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock Bird Flu. Symptoms and Transmission, Plus 5 Important Strategies to Help Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and more Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection. From Common Sense

An influenza A H7N9 virus as viewed through an electron microscope. Both filaments and spheres are observed in these photos.

A very deadly avian influenza virus has emerged and the WHO says it is definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we’ve seen so far.

Read more about how we've been preparing for Avian Influenza.

Avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, is a serious and very contagious virus that can affect both wild and domesticated birds.

CDC Warning: First Case of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Ever Detected In the Americas

CDC Warns: First Case of Human Infection With Avian Influenza A Virus Ever Detected In the Americas - Freedom Outpost

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change--2/5/16-Every few months, it seems, an invasive virus from a distant land attacks the Americas: dengue, chikungunya and, most recently, Zika. But the pathogens that frighten me most are novel strains of avian influenza.  I’d come to see their birthplace....read more

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change

The pathogens that frighten me most are novel strains of avian influenza.

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