Earth Science News  





. Rains offer hope for bird virus outbreak

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only
by Staff Writers
Murshidabad, India (UPI) Jan 26, 2008
An outbreak of avian flu in Murchidabad, India, may have been temporarily restrained thanks to a series of unseasonal rains.

Animal Resources Development Minister Anisur Rehman said that while the increased rainfall has prevented the culling of potentially infected animals, the unseasonal weather may be the key to limiting the spread of the potentially deadly virus, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday.

"The culling operation is being affected in some places due to rains. But scientists say that the rains also prevent spread of the virus," Rehman said.

The bird flu virus has been found in 11 districts of the Indian state of West Bengal to date and medical teams have been working to prevent it from spreading.

The Press Trust reported that in addition to the rains, government officials have blamed the delays in culling the poultry flocks on public resistance.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Related Links
Epidemics on Earth - Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS, Ebola




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
Epidemic superbug strains evolved from one bacterium: study
Chicago (AFP) Jan 21, 2008
The drug-resistant "superbugs" that have cut a swathe through day care centers, schools, locker rooms and prisons across the United States in the last five years stem from one rapidly evolving bacterium, US scientists said Monday.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • Mass false limb find to help quake victims
  • Analysis: Promising aid program faces cuts
  • Weary civilians at mercy of Gaza conflict
  • Philippines: Japan lends 174.6 million dlrs for volcano relief

  • US pushes its climate change agenda despite criticism
  • Benin's Cotonou - a city slowly swallowed by waves
  • Analysis: Europe's climate action plan
  • Iraq ratifies Kyoto Protocol on climate change

  • SPACEHAB Subsidiary Wins NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory Contract
  • Radical New Lab Fights Disease Using Satellites
  • SKorea decides to terminate satellite: space agency
  • Japanese satellite flops at map-making: official

  • No Matter What Iran Remains A Major Oil Field
  • Bio-diesel film not to everyone's tastes at Sundance
  • Analysis: Yar'Adua eyes emerging Nigeria
  • Philips Patents TU Eindhoven's Energy Return System

  • Rains offer hope for bird virus outbreak
  • Epidemic superbug strains evolved from one bacterium: study
  • Researchers Put The Bite On Mosquitoes
  • Exploration Of Lake Hidden Beneath Antarctica's Ice Sheet Begins

  • US scientists close to creating artificial life: study
  • Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks
  • Giant genome sequencing project announced
  • Bouncing Back From The Brink

  • In Cairo the noise pollution can be a killer
  • One dead, hundreds sick after China chemical leak: hospitals
  • LSU, Yale Team Study Agricultural Impact On Mississippi River
  • Fog causing high dust levels in Bulgaria: environmental agency

  • Higher China fines for stars breaking one-child rule: state media
  • Fueling And Feeding Bigfoot
  • English to be the world's 'language of choice': British PM
  • Contact Lenses With Circuits Lights A Possible Platform For Superhuman Vision

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement