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There are 15 types of avian or bird flu. Most contagious and usually fatal in birds are the strains H5 and H7. Even within the H5N1 strain, variations have been seen throughout the different regions so far affected

Just days after Chinese authorities confirmed the presence of a new strain of avian influenza – H7N9 – it has now been reported there has been a total of 14 cases of the new flu, with six cases of these fatal after the deadly bird flu claimed the life of a 64-year-old farmer from Zhejiang province.

from Bloomberg.com

U.S. Hospitals Told to Be on Lookout for H7N9 Bird Flu

U.S. Hospitals Told to Be on Lookout for H7N9 Bird Flu - Bloomberg

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Signs and Symptoms of Bird Flu in Birds | eHow UK

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from Bloomberg.com

Symptom-Free Bird Flu Case Suggests Wider H7N9 Spread

Symptom-Free Bird Flu Case Suggests H7N9 Is in Wider Circulation

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This is NOT GOOD - NOT GOOD AT ALL!! April 5, 2013 There's a new strain of avian flu H7N9 that shows no symptoms in poultry but can be fatal in humans and there's no vaccine. Shanghai seems to be the epicenter - 4 people have died and live bird markets have been shut down for culling and disinfecting. Source: World Poultry.net

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from Common Sense Homesteading

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock Bird Flu. Symptoms and Transmission, Plus 5 Important Strategies to Help Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and more Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection.

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Flu.gov - -variety of resources for contingency planning for families, organizations, businesses. Focus on seasonal flu as well as possible pandemics.