Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany reports landmark case of West Nile virus

Authorities are reporting the first known human case of West Nile virus transmitted by mosquitoes in Germany, a development apparently hastened by climate change.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany introduces bird flu test for ducks, geese

Germany said it would start testing ducks and geese for bird flu prior to slaughter, after two cases of the highly infectious H5N8 strain were detected in a week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

S.Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

South Korea stepped up the culling of poultry and enforced strict quarantine measures Saturday to stop the country's first outbreak of bird flu in three years from spreading, officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The risks of H7N9 infection mapped

A map of avian influenza (H7N9) risk is presented in Biomed Central's open access journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty today. The map is comprised of bird migration patterns, and adding in estimations of poultry production ...

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