Bird flu fears: Dutch farms ordered to keep poultry indoors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Thursday it is ordering poultry farms to keep their birds indoors after six wild swans were found recently dead and tests on two of the birds ca...

AIA Singapore pays tribute to essential workers, providing them with free protection, AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plan, against infectious diseases including COVID-19 and dengue fever

The special coverage is part of the insurer’s regional #ShareTheLove movement to give back to the community – by protecting what matters most, and enabling healthier, longer, better lives for generati...

Pet birds allowed on Taipei MRT from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pet birds are now allowed on public buses and the MRT in Taipei, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) announced Tuesday (Sept. 1). Passengers can now bring their bird...

Jestac launches Lonprotect, Singapore's very first antiviral wallpaper and flooring

Tested and proven to deactivate 99.9% of viruses SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Jestac, a leading interior specialist company, has launched Lonprotect, Singapore's first antiviral viny...

Central Taiwan farm culls 16,031 chickens over H5N5 avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A farm located in Changhua County’s Erlin Township was found to have chickens infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza. According to Tung Meng-chi...

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China's customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confir...

S. Taiwan farm culls 9,556 chickens infected with avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 9,556 chickens on a farm in southern Taiwan's Changhua County were culled Sunday (June 21) after they were confirmed to have been infected with the highly p...

Taiwan raises travel alert for Chinese provinces over H9N2 concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 25) raised its travel advisory for the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Fujian to a Level 2 alert, foll...

Nearly 16,000 chickens culled in S. Taiwan due to avian flu

Nearly 16,000 chickens raised on a farm in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, were culled Saturday (April 25) after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza vi...

Avian flu outbreak at SW Taiwan chicken farm results in culling of 8,624 chickens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confirmed and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI A) (H5N5) outbreak at a chicken farm in Yanshuei District, Tainan City on Thursday (April 16) resulted in the culli...

Industry scrambles to stop fatal bird flu in South Carolina

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An infectious and fatal strain of bird flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in South Carolina, the first case of the more serious strain of the disease in the Un...

China lifts import ban on US poultry due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government announced Monday (Feb. 17) the country will lift the ban on the import of poultry products from the U.S., a decision believed to have been made due ...

China’s Sichuan reports H5N6 bird flu as it struggles to cope with Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China scrambles to contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, the recurrence of various types of bird flu appears to be adding to its woes, most recently an H5N6 outbre...

Six visitors under observation in Taiwan amid concern over respiratory virus

Six travelers from Wuhan, China have been placed under medical observation for fever symptoms following the introduction of preventative measures against a cluster of respiratory infections that have ...

Cases of mystery respiratory illness in China rise to 44

BEIJING (AP) — The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia linked to a food market in central China has risen to 44, local health authorities said Friday, in an outbreak awakening fearful mem...