In a statement, the European Commission spokesman said these measures were aimed at "quickly bringing the disease under control" and "preventing highly pathogenic avian flu
from spreading into more parts of Britain and The Netherlands as well as to other European countries.
Quarantine authorities conducted thorough examinations after six of 10 chickens at the farm tested positive for avian flu
There are no known other cases of avian flu
in the region nevertheless the authorities have ordered preventive measures.
Immediately on receipt of this information, Government of India took up the matter with Omani Authorities through diplomatic channel and impressed that Avian Flu
is limited to selected pockets of North Eastern Region of the country and also blanket ban on import of live bird products from entire India is unjustified.
Xinhua News Agency said farms were being disinfected and poultry culled in Gonghe County after 121 migratory birds that were found dead near Genggahai Lake two weeks ago tested positive for H5N1 avian flu
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed avian flu
has been ruled out but tests are continuing.
Not according to the travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which said that, although there have been more than 40 deaths due to bird flu in Vietnam, "the risk of avian flu
to British nationals visiting countries affected by avian flu
is very low.
In a press release on the survey, Ipsos said the apparent drop in Americans' concern over avian flu
coincides with reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the number of human H5N1 flu cases appears to have stabilized over the past year.
The scientists at the university found that while 73% of avian flu
outbreaks in the UK would not spread beyond the initial infected farm, larger outbreaks are much more likely to involve the duck meat industry.
At the same time that concerns regarding avian flu
are ebbing in the United States, other statistics suggest the numbers of human cases of avian flu
may be stabilizing.
The growth of factory farms, their proximity to congested cities in the developing world, and the globalized poultry trade all are culprits behind the spread of avian flu
, while livestock wastes damage the climate at a rate that surpasses emissions from cars and SUVs, according to the findings on avian flu
and meat production from a report released by the Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.
Dr John Woodhouse, North East regional director of the Health Protection Agency, gives health reporter Jane Picken the facts on the dangers of avian flu