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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.


Avian flu vaccination to begin in China

China takes avian flu control to next level as threat to poultry, humans intensifies
Asian countries are bearing the brunt of the current global battle against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). New outbreaks in poultry are reported in South Korea, Taiwan and China.
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Clemson holds biosecurity training exercise

Participants learned the importance of donning and doffing protective gear and clothing
The Animal Health Program team at Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health conducted a biosecurity training exercise, where participants learned the importance of donning and doffing protective gear and clothing.
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Avian influenza returns to Africa and Europe

Congo, Zimbabwe have first positive tests of the virus
Following a brief lull, during which notifications of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry slowed to a trickle worldwide, the disease has returned to some European countries that were preparing to announce freedom from HPAI, and birds in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe have tested positive for the virus for the first time.
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Vaccination not the ‘third rail’ for avian flu control

Experts on control and eradication of viral diseases of poultry say that vaccination to protect flocks from avian influenza should be better accepted in the future.
Reform of social security programs is often referred to as the “third rail” of American politics, in reference to the electrified high-voltage third rail used to power subway trains. Because of the reaction of trading partners, vaccination has become the “third rail” when it comes to avian influenza control, but it shouldn’t be.
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