The global poultry industry remains highly concerned about avian influenza and its impact on poultry production and trade. Here are 6 news stories from the week ending October 9 concerning the virus:
The number of table egg-laying hens in the U.S. might not fully recover from the losses stemming from the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the Upper Midwest until 2017, but don't expect the current run of high wholesale egg prices to last that long.
Cuba has resumed imports of U.S. chicken after a trade ban that lasted about two months.
Avian influenza cases have been recently reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) by veterinary officials in Taiwan, Vietnam and Nigeria.
The Northern Ireland government is urging poultry owners to register its birds with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of a biosecurity measure to protect poultry from avian influenza.
The Jamaican government has affirmed its commitment to the poultry industry, stressing that it is doing what it can to protect birds there from potential avian influenza outbreaks.
Dramatic changes in avian influenza (AI) are posing an increasing threat to animal welfare, the global economy and human health.