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Iraq bans poultry imports from 24 countries

Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including China and South Africa, the government said on Sunday. Baghdad last month restricted poultry imports from France, where

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France reports three more bird flu cases

France reported three more cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in the southwest of the country on Monday, as the European Union's biggest agriculture producer tries to contain its first outbreak of the disease in eight years.

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Eight countries halt French poultry imports

Eight countries, including Japan and Morocco, have suspended imports of French poultry after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in southwestern France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Eight countries, including

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Eight countries halt French poultry imports

Eight countries, including Japan and Morocco, have suspended imports of French poultry after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in southwestern France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Eight countries, including

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France detects first bird flu outbreak in years

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first since 2007. "A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in a backyard

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Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. "Nothing about influenza is predi

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Egypt records third bird flu death in 2015

An Egyptian woman has died of H5N1 bird flu in southern Egypt, the third person in the country to die of the illness this year, a health ministry official said on Friday. The woman, 43, lived in a village in Assiut and had direct

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Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A five-year-old Egyptian child died from bird flu on Wednesday, the tenth death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy

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Egypt records second bird flu death in 2 days

An Egyptian woman died on Tuesday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease in two days and the third in the country this year, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported. Th

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UN warns of possible bird flu resurgence

The United Nations has warned of a possible major resurgence of bird flu and said a mutant strain of the H5N1 virus was spreading in Asia and elsewhere. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday urged increased surveil

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