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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.

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Members of US Congress call for pandemic flu action plan

Lawmakers want plan in place before avian influenza affects people in US like it has in Asia
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for a response plan to be put in place in the event avian influenza or another pandemic virus affects people in U.S. as it has in Asia.
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Avian flu risk lowered for poultry in Europe

But new HPAI cases reported in Russia, Slovakia
Across Europe, national animal health agencies have begun to lower the risk level for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and relax some of the control measures applied to poultry producers in the latest winter bird flu season.
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French poultry sector agrees to avian flu prevention measures

French ag minister meets with poultry industry to increase responsiveness to avian influenza
Last week, stakeholders in the French poultry industry and those from local administrations agreed a number of measures to prevent the reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has caused devastation to part of the country’s production since the end of last year.
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Alabama removes ban on poultry exhibitions

After weeks of testing, state determines threat of avian influenza’s spread is over
Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan, in consultation with State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier, has officially rescinded the order prohibiting poultry exhibitions and the assembly of poultry to be sold in Alabama.
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Avian flu is part of the new poultry world

After the U.S. lost 42 million birds, avian influenza may be here to stay and biosecurity needs to be reinforced with greater investment.
Avian influenza seems to already be part of life, but the industry will need to focus on biosecurity and invest in it.
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