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New bird flu strain H10N8 claims first life in China

A new strain of bird flu has claimed one victim in China, prompting fears that it could spread and leave more victims in its deadly path. A previously unknown sub-strain of the H10N8 virus was responsible for the death of … Continue reading

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Huge panic as new bird flu strain is found in a Taiwanese woman

A bird flu strain that health experts thought could not be contracted by humans has been detected in a woman in Taiwan. This has now sparked panic that there could be an uncontrollable global pandemic ignited if dangerous flu symptoms … Continue reading

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Deadly H7N9 avian flu spreads between humans

A potentially deadly strain of avian (bird) influenza virus appears to have transmitted between humans for the very first time. Research published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) claims that the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus which has claimed … Continue reading

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Bird flu identified at a Suffolk Bernard Matthews poultry farm

All movements in or out of a Bernard Matthews poultry has been immediately halted following the discovery of a strain of bird flu, leaving thousands of chickens and turkeys at risk of being culled. Government officials demanded the lockdown on … Continue reading

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Poultry slaughtered in Shanghai after deadly bird flu outbreak

Just days after Chinese authorities confirmed the presence of a new strain of avian influenza – H7N9 – it has now been reported there has been a total of 14 cases of the new flu, with six cases of these … Continue reading

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