FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods
22 September 2014, Rome - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today.
Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus in poultry in April 2014. Since then, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam have also detected the H5N6 virus in poultry.
"Influenza viruses are constantly mixing and recombining to form new threats," said FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth. "However, H5N6 is particularly worrisome, since it has been detected in several places so far from one another, and because it is so highly pathogenic, meaning infected poultry quickly become sick and, within 72 hours, death rates are very high."
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#Preview* Growth in China's factory sector seen stalling in Sept
BEIJING (Sept 22): Growth in China's large factory sector probably stalled in September, adding to worries the economy could be...
Growth in China's factory sector seen stalling in Sept
Growth in China's large factory sector probably stalled in September, adding to worries the economy could be at risk of a sharper slowdown unless Beijing rolls out more stimulus measures, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. A reading over 50 for PMI indicates growth on a monthly basis, while an outcome below 50 points to a contraction.
China: Grant approved for earthquake victims in the Mainland
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR
Country: China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $0.395 million to Correctional Services Department Credit Union Education Fund (CSDCU Education Fund) for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province in the Mainland.
Announcing the grant today (September 22), a government spokesman said that the Committee hoped that the grant would provide relief to the earthquake victims in Yunnan and help them restore their normal life. The grant, together with those approved earlier, will take the accumulative value of grants for earthquake victims in Yunnan to $23.068 million.
"To ensure that the money would be used for the designated purposes, CSDCU Education Fund would be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been ...
Chinese town protests over trash incinerator
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.
China more to policy than one indicator
China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday.
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