Human-to-human transmission of bird flu rare, no need to panic: AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria
"The transmission of the virus from birds to humans is rare and sustained human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus has not yet been established and therefore there is no need to panic. But then people working closely with poultry must take precautionary measures and maintain proper personal hygiene," Dr Guleria said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese Man Hospitalized With H5N6 Bird Flu
THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- A man in China has been hospitalized with the H5N6 strain of avian flu, which is one of several potentially dangerous strains that can infect humans. The 55-year-old man came down with a fever and tested positive for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese Man Hospitalized With H5N6 Bird Flu
THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- A man in China has been hospitalized with the H5N6 strain of avian flu, which is one of several potentially dangerous strains that can infect humans. The 55-year-old man came down with a fever and tested positive for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UK used fear to control people during coronavirus pandemic, new book reveals
(Natural News) Fear is perhaps the most effective, reliable and proven weapon for tyrants to control people. The same is true in medical tyranny. Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior (SPI-B) expressed regret about the “unethical” and “totalitarian” tactics in a new book about the role of psychology in the UK government’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt: Stamping Out Avian Flu in Egypt
[FAO] From biosecurity labs to 3D animations, increased capacity and communication improve response to outbreaks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews " Gain-of-Function " Research Debate
Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats Science and Technology Avian Influenza Viruses Laboratories and Scientific Equipment United States Politics and Government your-feed-science Source Type: news

Red Knots in Steepest Decline in Years, Threatening the Species ’ Survival
The annual count along the Delaware Bay beaches showed another severe drop in numbers of the shorebird, whose migration is one of the longest avian journeys in the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hurdle Tags: Endangered and Extinct Species Animal Migration Birds Crabs Beaches Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission your-feed-science Source Type: news

First Human Case of H10N3 Bird Flu Reported in China
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 -- The world's first case of H10N3 bird flu in a person has been reported in China, but officials say chances are low that the virus will spread widely among people. The patient is a 41-year-old man who was admitted to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 2, 2021
First Human Case of H10N3 Bird Flu Reported in China The world's first case of H10N3 bird flu in a person has been reported in China, but officials say chances are low that the virus will spread widely among people. The patient is a 41-year-old man... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bird flu: China sees first human case of rare H10N3 strain
It's unclear how the man caught the H10N3 strain but human transmission is thought to be unlikely. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China reports 1st human case of H10N3 bird flu
A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, Beijing's National Health Commission said on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain
Man, 41, in Jiangsu, diagnosed on 28 May but risk of avian virus spread is low, says state health agencyA 41-year-old man in China ’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, although health officials in China said the risk of large-scale spread remained low.The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, went to hospital on 28 April after developing a fever and other symptoms, China ’s national health commission said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Beijing Tags: Bird flu China Medical research Science Agriculture Asia Pacific Health World news Source Type: news

China reports human case of H10N3 bird flu, a possible first
The Chinese government says a 41-year-old man has contracted what might be the world’s first human case of the H10N3 strain of bird flu, but that the risk of large-scale spread is low (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China reports human case of H10N3 bird flu, a possible first
BEIJING (AP) — A man in eastern China has contracted what might be the world’s first human case of the H10N3 strain of bird flu, but the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China bird flu symptoms: Can the H10N3 bird flu virus in China infect humans?
BIRD FLU has existed in China and a cluster of other nations for decades as a virus that almost exclusively infects avian species. Can the H103 bird flu virus infect humans? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bees give me a sense of calm: discovering nature in my back garden
Their busy buzzing supplies the soundtrack to our summer – and by spotting them I’ve found a fresh sense of inner peaceLockdown started, or reignited, a love of nature in many people. TheRSPB reported a 70% increase in visitors to its website during the first lockdown. This came as no surprise to me; stuck at home, without the usual distraction of social engagement, my interest in nature grew. During the winter, I would look up into leafless trees trying to locate a bird whose loud call I could clearly hear. I even bought myself a pair of binoculars so I could acquaint myself with some of the local avian popula...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alison Benjamin Tags: Life and style Bees Wildlife Insects Environment Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Researchers create new CRISPR tools to help contain mosquito disease transmission
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego scientists have developed a genetics toolkit that helps pave the way to a gene drive designed to stop Culex mosquitoes from spreading disease. Much less studied than other genera, Culex mosquitoes spread devastating afflictions stemming from West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus and the pathogen causing avian malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lesotho: Poultry Import Ban Continues
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's ban on the importation of poultry products from parts of South Africa which have recorded cases of the deadly avian influenza is continuing, the government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Science advisory committee REGRETS using fear to control people, admit they used “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods
(Natural News) In March of 2020, the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior instructed government officials across Europe to instill fear in the population and increase “the perceived level of personal threat.” As countries prepared to lock down, the science committee told government ministers “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently [and]... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi Kills 27,000 Birds to Curb Spread of Avian Influenza
[This Day] Bauchi -- Avian Influenza (bird flu) outbreak has killed no fewer than 50,000 birds in Bauchi State, as 27,000 of them were deliberately slaughtered by poultry farmers to prevent the spread of the disease in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Avian Flu Outbreak Threatens Chicken Industry
[The Patriot] New avian flu discovered in North West, South Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India deaths pass 200,000; crisis needs global response – Fauci
India hits another global record;US expert says richer countries must do more to help fight crisis in IndiaWorld has failed India, says US expert Dr FauciFears of Covid ‘tsunami’ as India variant drives outbreakSingle vaccine dose found to nearly halve transmissionSpain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from JuneSee all our coronavirus coverage8.25amBSTThere ’s been some reaction in the UK media tothe Public Health England study that shows vaccines cutting transmission rates in England as well as preventing more serious infection symptoms.Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus India Science Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

South Africa: Karoo Ostrich Farmers and Workers Fear Avian Flu Outbreak After Gauteng Cases
[Daily Maverick] The recent outbreak of avian flu in Gauteng has placed Western Cape veterinary services on high alert. Ostrich farmers and workers in the Karoo who bore the brunt of this disease in 2011 said another outbreak would cripple the industry and cause major farmworker job losses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It's Not a Problem
Covid fuels the current virus pandemic, but the world is full of flu viruses waiting in the wings. And they keep changing unpredictably. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Avian Influenza Birds Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Agriculture and Farming Chickens World Health Organization Lucey, Daniel R Astrakhan (Russia) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Mozambique Bans Poultry Imports From South Africa
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government announced on Thursday that it has banned the import of live birds (domestic and wild), as well as bird meat, feathers and eggs from South Africa due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Department of Veterinary Services On High Alert Following Influenza Outbreak
[The Herald] Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) is on high alert following confirmed reports of an outbreak of high pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) on a commercial chicken-layer farm in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng in South Africa last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture On Alert After Avian Flu Outbreak in Gauteng
[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Review of modelling data by Sage's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Operational) subgroup suggests later stages of UK government's roadmap out of lockdown highly likely to cause surge of covid-19 infections, BMJ
The review of data from three research groups led to warning that “unlocking “ of country “is highly likely” to lead to further resurgence in admissions and deaths, but scale, shape, and timing of potential third wave is “highly uncertain.” (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team cracks eggs for science
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Avian brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, forcing the hosts to do the hard work of raising the unrelated young. A team of scientists wanted to simulate the task of piercing an egg - a tactic that only a minority of host birds use to help grasp and eject the foreign eggs. Their study offers insight into some of the physical challenges the discriminating host birds face. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would bepossible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEngland ’s Covid vaccine programme could slow sharply, Sage warnsNo 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports being needed to enter shopsUK ’s long Covid patients facing postcode lottery for supportWhat are Covid-status certificates and how might they work?5.32pmBSTMAIL: Call this freedom?#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/NUI1LWWTiYTELEGRAPH: No end in sight as ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ says normal is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Labour Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases NHS Keir Starmer House of Commons Health Science Medical research Byelections Opinion polls Travel & leisure Cannabis Dru Source Type: news

Nanoparticle flu vaccine blocks seasonal and pandemic strains
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) Experimental flu shots have now been developed that protect animals from a wide variety of season and pandemic influenza strains. The vaccine candidate is being advanced toward clinical testing. If proven safe and effective, these next-generation influenza vaccines could replace seasonal options by protecting against more strains that current vaccines don't adequately cover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 2021 (IPS) At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year’s delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has put it, the world is at the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. Anis Chowdhury Vaccine apartheid The EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and their allies continue to block the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend the World Trade Organization (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

International Space Station images trace bird migrations
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Those who see Earth from the International Space Station often say it provides a new appreciation of our planet. The Avian Migration Aerial Surface Space project, or AMASS, takes advantage of thousands of images captured by astronauts to give people an appreciation of the migrations many birds undertake across the planet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tracing and controlling High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza
(Hokkaido University) Scientists have discovered a route of introduction for High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Virus (HPAIV) H5N8 into Japan and, in parallel, have investigated the potential of two human anti-influenza drugs for the control of HPAI in birds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lessons from Darwin's "Mischievous" Birds
An unsung group of South American falcons yields clues to the prehistory of a continent, and hints at secrets of the avian brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation
On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Labora...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Scientists describe earliest primate fossils
(University of Washington) A new study published Feb. 24, 2021 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates. These creatures lived less than 150,000 years after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event that killed off non-avian dinosaurs and saw the rise of mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First Human Cases Of H5N8 Avian Influenza Occur In Russia
Russian authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO) that seven workers on a poultry farm in Russia got infected with the bird flu. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Russia reports 1st human infected with H5N8 bird flu
Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain have been reported in Russia, Europe, China, the Middle East and North Africa in recent months but so far... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu: Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans
Workers have been infected at a poultry plant - but there is no sign of transmission between humans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First cases of bird flu strain detected in humans
Seven cases have been reported to the World Health Organisation following an outbreak on a poultry farm in south Russia last December (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia reports first human cases of H5N8 bird flu
Seven people at a poultry farm in southern Russia have tested positive for H5N8 bird flu, officials say, making it the first time that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellular transcriptomics reveals evolutionary identities of songbird vocal circuits
Birds display advanced behaviors, including vocal learning and problem-solving, yet lack a layered neocortex, a structure associated with complex behavior in mammals. To determine whether these behavioral similarities result from shared or distinct neural circuits, we used single-cell RNA sequencing to characterize the neuronal repertoire of the songbird song motor pathway. Glutamatergic vocal neurons had considerable transcriptional similarity to neocortical projection neurons; however, they displayed regulatory gene expression patterns more closely related to neurons in the ventral pallium. Moreover, while -aminobutyric ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Colquitt, B. M., Merullo, D. P., Konopka, G., Roberts, T. F., Brainard, M. S. Tags: Evolution, Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Poor support for self-isolation undermines the UK's Covid vaccination effort
The more the virus is allowed to replicate in the community, the greater the risk of mutations that escape the vaccinesThe UK currently has no plan to eliminate coronavirus from our shores. Lockdown will minimise contacts and protect the NHS. Rapid distribution of vaccines will protect the vulnerable, until all adults receive the vaccine in the longer term. Then we can treat the virus like seasonal flu, with booster doses to protect against new variants. At Monday ’spress briefing, the deputy chief medical officer for England, Jonathan Van-Tam, confirmed as much.So the national strategy has not changed. In early Febr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Costello Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Patrick Vallance Health Infectious diseases Politics Science Society UK news World news Source Type: news

No permission given for use of vaccine against bird flu; not even by other nations: Govt
So far, the Centre has provided Rs 103.56 crore assistance to these 14 states/union territories for control of bird flu. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avian influenza: PGD templates, PHE
Patient group direction (PGD) templates for the supply of oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza (flu). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reeling from coronavirus, Asia's poultry farmers battle bird flu outbreak
(This Jan. 13 story corrects title of Filip Claes in para 14 to include region) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No spread of bird flu in poultry in Delhi, all samples taken from Ghazipur market negative: Official
Civic authorities had on Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of the bird flu situation here. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avian flu confirmed: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal, India
Bird flu virus was detected in around 50 crows whose carcasses were found in Indore in Madhya Pradesh last week, prompting authorities... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news