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Avian Influenza

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Avian flu: ever-changing threat to poultry health

Studies show some variants of avian influenza may be more harmful than earlier thought
Recent studies suggest that two families of avian influenza virus pose more of a threat than previously thought. While three countries report they have resolved the disease situation, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry and other commercial birds in the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam. Following contact with domestic poultry, two Chinese children have tested positive for the H7N9 influenza virus.
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Four countries declare avian flu situation resolved

Germany, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam report end of outbreaks to OIE
Over the past week, only one country — Taiwan — has officially reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. In Germany, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam, the disease situation is reported to be resolved.
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Bulgaria, Taiwan report new cases of avian flu in poultry

Outbreak of one strain in Taiwan reported to be resolved, while another strain persists
After a short absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in commercial poultry flocks in Bulgaria and Taiwan. In Italy, two different viruses linked to the mild form of avian flu have been detected in recent months.
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Avian flu virus detected in five Indian states

Meanwhile, no new cases of avian influenza are reported in Europe during the past week
India’s veterinary authority has confirmed widespread outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry and other birds earlier this year, and there have been new cases at a farm in Taiwan.
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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Whether an avian influenza vaccination program is preventative or in response to an emergency, various elements can be controlled to ensure success.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
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