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Avian Influenza

Mobile system can inactivate avian influenza virus

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in which researchers developed a mobile system that can inactivate avian influenza virus.
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APHIS finalizes avian flu indemnity payment conditions

Final rule that outlines such conditions for farms affected by highly-pathogenic avian influenza has been published on the Federal Register
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
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Russia confirms 13 more avian influenza outbreaks

Zimbabwe reported to be almost back to full production after previous outbreaks
Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in backyard poultry in two regions of Russia, while Zimbabwe’s commercial sector is reported to be almost back to full production after cases at a leading chicken breeding company one year ago.
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13 new avian flu outbreaks confirmed in Russia

New cases have also been confirmed in Ghana
Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Russian poultry have been reported in two new areas as the infection appears to be spreading out of control across the country’s west. New cases have also been confirmed in Ghana.
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Investing in poultry health

Select Genetics is pleased to announce the opening of its new diagnostic lab in Willmar, Minnesota. At 1400 square feet, it includes a dedicated serology suite and a negative pressure necropsy room.
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Russian avian flu losses exceed 1.1 million birds

Virus strikes both commercial and backyard flocks
Rapid spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Russia has led directly to the loss of more than 1.1 million birds in backyard and commercial flocks, highlighting the need for timely and effective control measures to prevent even wider spread of the virus.
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