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Avian Influenza


OIE: 34,160 turkeys lost in South Carolina avian flu case

Nearly 1,600 birds died from the virus while the others in the flock were depopulated
The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report.
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Highly pathogenic avian flu hits South Carolina turkeys

After several low pathogenic avian influenza cases were confirmed in the area, it is believed the strain mutated into a high pathogenic H7N3 strain
A commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield, South Carolina, has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), making it the first confirmed case of HPAI in the United States since 2017.
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Avian flu spreads in poultry in Hungary, Poland

Highly pathogenic avian influenza also detected in U.S. turkey flock
In two regions of Hungary, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) appears to be spreading rapidly. India, Poland, and Taiwan have confirmed new outbreaks in poultry, all caused by different virus variants, and there is a new outbreak of the mild form of the disease in the U.S. Scientists are warning of the emergence of a new avian flu virus posing a future threat to both humans and poultry.
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New light shed on avian flu situation in Hungary

H5N2 and H5N8 avian influenza strains are both present
Two highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus variants are circulating in Hungary, and one of these is a new reassortment. New outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed in poultry in Germany and Poland, as well as Taiwan and Vietnam.
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How coronavirus is affecting China’s poultry industry

The least affected areas of China may now be functioning more normally, but it will take time for the poultry industry to recover from the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
The novel coronavirus while not infecting chickens has nevertheless had a significant impact on China's broiler and egg industries.
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Germany, Hungary, Poland report avian flu in poultry

More low pathogenic avian influenza cases reported in turkeys in the United States
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in new regions of Germany and Hungary. The virus has also been detected on farms in Poland and South Africa, and the mild form of the disease has been confirmed on five more turkey farms in the U.S.
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US, China enter into poultry regionalization agreement

The deal is part of the continuing process to implement the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement.
The U.S. and China entered into an agreement that U.S. regions unaffected by highly pathogenic avian influenza or virulent Newcastle disease will still be eligible for the continued international trade of poultry products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today.
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