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Avian Influenza

The latest avian influenza news on U.S. and global outbreaks, analysis and research on identifying symptoms, biosecurity measures and best practices and international trade implications for poultry producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.


Italy reports 50 avian flu outbreaks so far this year

New cases also reported in Taiwan, South Africa
Since first reporting the disease in January of this year, Italy’s health ministry has recently reported the country’s 50th outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, while new cases have also been confirmed in the last week in South Africa and Taiwan.
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Northern Ireland launches avian flu text alert service

New service designed to inform poultry keepers of disease outbreaks
Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new text alert service to inform poultry producers of any disease outbreaks.
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Be vigilant about avian flu as bird migrations begin

USDA chief veterinary officer advises closely monitoring flocks and using good biosecurity measures
Poultry producers in the United States are being advised to become vigilant for signs of avian influenza as wild birds are beginning their fall migrations.
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2017 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Seminar: Keeping birds healthy

Industry leaders from around the world recently gathered in Nashville for the 2017 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Seminar. This year’s seminar was a collaboration between the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and United Egg Producers (UEP).
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USPOULTRY Foundation approves $125,000 in new avian influenza research

The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication. The research is a follow-up study on a previously funded project in which researchers provided insight on using ventilation shut down as a humane depopulation method.
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Africa’s avian influenza battle continues

Virus also continues to be troublesome in Europe, Asia
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in poultry in South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Italy over the last week, and there has been one confirmed new case in a human patient in China.
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Avian flu threatens South Africa’s poultry industry

Country's veterinary officials considering vaccination
While the animal health authorities in the Philippines believe that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry has been brought under control, there have been high-level discussions with the poultry industry in South Africa on how to tackle the worsening disease situation there.
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