Bird flu detected in Victoria spurs action By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD A bird flu outbreak provides been detected at two Victorian farms and at least 10,000 ducks shall need to be destroyed. Both farms are about 25km apart within an region north of Melbourne, but officials are keeping the precise location private. The virus within birds on both farms is a minimal pathogenic avian influenza rather than the deadlier type of the virus that spread through Asia, threatening human beings and resulting in a mass cull of poultry. Bird flu, also called avian influenza or AI, is usually a contagious disease that impacts all sorts of poultry. Related StoriesAustralian researchers look for a real way to improve cross-protective features of influenza A vaccineTaking actions to prevent, protect against fluHigh dosage flu vaccines significantly decrease hospitalization risk during influenza seasonDr Andrew Cameron, the state’s chief veterinary officer, says there is absolutely no risk to the city.The trial will enroll up to 1000 patients and happens to be being executed in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, the United States and Canada. In addition to China, Celsion expects to receive CTA acceptance in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines during the fourth quarter of 2009 and will have up to sixty sites activated by the end of the entire year. Completion of patient enrollment is likely to happen in the 1st half of 2010. The expansion of the trial to China not merely accelerates individual enrollment, but builds on our global technique to conduct our Stage III trial in areas where the incidence of HCC is usually significant.