Top 10 avian influenza stories of 2016
See what news about avian influenza attracted the most interest during the past year
While the poultry industry in the United States was in a state of recovery during 2016 after the previous year’s avian influenza outbreak, many other countries across the globe dealt with new outbreaks of the virus.
Here are the ten most-read stories related to avian influenza published on WATTAgNet.com during 2016:
The avian influenza outbreak in 2016 was particularly hard on the turkey industry in Minnesota.
Over the last week, countries whose veterinary authorities have reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) include Hungary, France, Germany and Russia.
Winter is coming to North America and so are the migratory birds that might be carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in poultry flocks across a broad swath of Europe. Up until three weeks ago, the H5N8 variant of the virus was found mainly in wild birds, generally members of the duck and gull families, on wetlands and near large bodies of water.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has reappeared in Mexico.
After witnessing the disruption caused by 2015’s avian influenza outbreak, every farmer should ask if their biosecurity plan is strong enough.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service needs more trained emergency responders to handle a potential new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the agency’s administrator told a congressional subcommittee.
While the United States has not approved a program where it would vaccinate poultry flocks against avian influenza, there are 14 countries that did implement avian flu vaccination programs during the period between 2002 and 2010.
Over the last week, nine countries in Europe have reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and new outbreaks of the disease have also been confirmed in South Korea, Japan, Iran and Nigeria.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) interrupted the U.S. turkey industry’s expansion in live production in 2015, according to WATT PoultryUSA’s poultry company rankings, but investment in further processing capacity proceeded even while turkey producers continued to rebuild production.