Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Source identification of H7N9 influenza virus causing human infections

In March 2013, a novel H7N9 influenza virus was identified in China as the etiological agent of a flu-like disease in humans, resulting in some deaths. A group of scientists, led by Professor Chen Hualan (National Avian Influenza ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China: Four more rare bird flu cases, new steps taken (Update 2)

China reported Tuesday that four more people in one province have been seriously sickened by a bird flu virus new to humans, as cities along the eastern seaboard stepped up public health measures to guard against the disease, ...

Health

One French farm found with tainted eggs: minister

French health inspectors have found one poultry farm with eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil out of 2,900 which have been checked in the wake of the Europe-wide scandal, France's farm minister said Monday.

Health

Bulgaria seizes contaminated eggs from Germany

Authorities in Bulgaria have seized a tonne of powdered eggs contaminated with the same chemical that has led to millions of poultry products being recalled across Europe, the country's food safety agency said Tuesday.

Health

Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

Italy said Monday it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was also withdrawn.

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