Contagious strains of avian influenza discovered in France

September 23, 2021

French officials announced that one of the most contagious strains of avian influenza (AI), H5N8, was discovered in Aisne and has spread to Luxembourg and Belgium.  The infected animals were immediately destroyed, with all necessary …

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Reporting avian flu will change…eventually

July 22, 2021

Revisions to the World Animal Health Organization’s (OIE) chapter on avian influenza will mean fewer low-pathogenic outbreaks will have to be reported. Still, little may change initially because the United States will continue to observe existing …

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HPAI reported in India and Ireland

January 21, 2021

HPAI continues spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate, with outbreaks being reported in India and Northern Ireland. Nine states and Union Territories in India have recorded outbreaks, with Haryana …

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HPAI spreading overseas

January 7, 2021

HPAI is spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate and affecting large numbers of poultry operations.   South Korea has culled more than 10 million birds to bring the infection under …

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LPAI found in Missouri and HPAI on the rise across Europe

November 19, 2020

USDA confirmed on November 7 the presence of H5 low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in a backyard duck layer flock in Webster County, MO. Control measures and surveillance have been put in place, and the World …

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