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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.


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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3 avian flu questions all poultry producers are asking

WATT Global Media hosted an expert panel to discuss the present and future challenges highly pathogenic avian influenza brings to the poultry industry.
Avian influenza has spread around the world in early 2017, suggesting it will continue to challenge poultry production on every continent for years to come.
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Russia, Germany report new avian flu outbreaks

Flock of 5,000 in Russian Republic of Tatarstan, backyard flock of 13 chickens in Germany are the latest cases
While the number of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among European poultry has dropped off markedly, both Russia and Germany have reported new cases in the last week.
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Avian influenza returns to the UK

UK government has just relaxed avian flu control measures
Hardly had previously imposed control measures been relaxed in the United Kingdom (UK), and two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were confirmed in backyard flocks.
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