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Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol (left) and Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag hold a news briefing at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on August 16, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

A total of 73,110 layer chickens, ducks, fighting cocks, and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday, August 16

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced on Wednesday, August 16, that it will also cull around 400,000 birds from 30 farms within the 7-kilometer (km) radius or the controlled area of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga. Continue reading Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

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CULLING. The Department of Agriculture has already started the culling of birds within the contained area of the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. File photo from Arlene Vytiaco/Bureau of Animal Industry

The Department of Agriculture says 16 villages in the towns of San Luis, Mexico, and San Simon are within the 1-km radius or in the contained area

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 15, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture is on top of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak affecting some villages in Pampanga. Continue reading MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announces the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga on August 11, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days, with the target completion date moved to Thursday, August 17

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2017) — More than 18,000 birds have been culled so far in San Luis, Pampanga, which has been hit by an avian influenza or bird flu outbreak. Continue reading Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

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BIRD FLU. Malacañang assures the public that there will be no price increases in chicken products amid a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

Malacañang assures the public that there would be ‘no price increase in chicken meat,’ as only one area is affected by the avian flu

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) banned the shipment of fowls from Luzon to other parts of the Philippines following a bird flu outbreak in the province of Pampanga. Continue reading DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Canadian giant of HIV research drowns

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HIV RESEARCH ‘GIANT’. Dr Mark Wainberg drowned on Wednesday, April 12, while swimming off Bal Harbor in Florida. Image by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg dies at the age of 71

GENEVA, Switzerland (Apr. 14, 2017) — Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg – described as a “giant” of HIV science and who had recently been working on finding a cure for the condition – has died at the age of 71, UNAIDS said on Thursday, April 13. Continue reading Canadian giant of HIV research drowns

New study ‘strongest’ proof Zika causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu, but global anxiety about the mosquito-borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS

GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 5, 2016) — A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday, March 4.

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Laos reports local transmission of Zika virus

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Laos joins a total of 41 countries that have reported local transmissions of the virus since the beginning the year

BANGKOK, Thailand (Mar. 5, 2016) — Laos is the latest country to report a local transmission of Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization, as fears mount over the mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects.

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Colombia reports almost 43,000 Zika cases

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ZIKA VIRUS. Residents wait outside as health workers fumigate their homes to avoid the spread of the Aedes aegypti in Cali, Colombia, January 28, 2016. File photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA
More than 7,000 of those infected are pregnant

BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 28, 2016) — Colombia has registered 42,706 cases of people infected with Zika, including 7,653 in pregnant women, the country’s National Health Institute reported on Saturday, February 27.

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Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases, over 6,300 in pregnant women

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HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
Health authorities project that more than 600,000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 21, 2016) — Colombia has now registered more than 37,000 cases of people infected with Zika, including more than 6,300 pregnant women, the country’s National Institute of Health reported Saturday, February 20.

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WHO sounds Zika blood warning as Europe sees first pregnancy case

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VIRUS TESTING. An undated handout picture made available by Euroimmun on 04 February 2016 shows packages of testing kits at the firm Euroimmun AG in Luebeck, Germany. Photo by Dr. Erik Lattwein/ Euroimmun AG/EPA
The mosquito-borne virus spreads to 26 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean and health authorities warn it could infect up to 4 million people on the continent and spread worldwide

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016) — The World Health Organization on Thursday, February 4, advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have traveled to Continue reading WHO sounds Zika blood warning as Europe sees first pregnancy case