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Myanmar avian influenza outbreak resolved

With all affected properties depopulated, disinfected and showing no new signs of the virus, country declares itself free of avian influenza
An outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza that hit Myanmar earlier in 2015 is over, according to a report received by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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Zimbabwe poultry industry deemed self-sufficient

Chairman of Zimbabwe Poultry Farmers’ Association says there is no longer a need to import poultry
Poultry producers in Zimbabwe are now capable of meeting domestic demand for poultry, and will not need to rely on imports, an industry leader said.
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Funding to help Canada step up avian flu surveillance

Canada, British Columbia governments investing CA$300,000 to enhance surveillance, early detection and response measures
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing CA$300,000 (US$215,100) to strengthen the surveillance, early detection, and response measures to avian influenza.
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Sanderson Farms net income drops by two-thirds in Q4

Lower market prices for poultry products played a factor in lower net income
Sanderson Farms saw its net income drop by more than two-thirds in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, citing lower market prices for poultry products as a significant factor in the drop. The quarter and fiscal year both ended on October 31.
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Minnesota lifts all avian flu-related quarantines

Minnesota Board of Animal Health says all farms previously affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza can repopulate
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the last of the quarantines that were placed on each of the 108 farms infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in 2015.
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Kuwait lifts avian flu-related ban on US poultry

With no new US cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza since June, Kuwait considers risk of virus spreading no longer there
Kuwait has lifted its ban on imports of poultry from the United States. The ban had been put in place earlier in 2015 in response to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that hit the United States.
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Bad timing for avian flu woes in France, Germany, Italy

While the number of outbreaks of three different variants of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in France reaches 10, a low-pathogenic virus has been confirmed in Germany, Italy, France
News of the latest outbreaks of avian influenza in Europe comes at the worst time ahead of the holiday season when demand for special poultry products reaches a peak.
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Japan looks to Malaysia to achieve farm export goals

Following the successful conclusion of a free trade agreement among Pacific Rim countries, Japan aims to open up the Malaysian market to its chicken
Japan’s agriculture ministry is preparing to start negotiations with the 11 other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) aimed at boosting its farm exports, reports Nikkei Asian Review.
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