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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.
This pandemic is the first time many people have heard of the coronavirus. However, "in animal health, the coronavirus family is an old acquaintance," said Drs. Ursula Höfle and Christian Gortázar from the University of Castilla- La Mancha, in Spain.
Challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing African swine fever (ASF) in the pork industry will affect the global poultry industry in 2020, however potential growth could be seen if rising supply chain challenges can be managed, says Rabobank in the latest Poultry Quarterly.
Imperfect vaccines – ones that manage disease symptoms but fail to prevent infection and spread – can protect chickens against the painful symptoms of Marek’s disease, finds a new study from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL).
While Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week, outbreaks of the disease have been reported in India, Ireland, and Poland. Two children have been confirmed with flu infections of avian origin.
Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week. Local media and other sources are also reporting further cases in Poland and Vietnam. The disease situation in Hungary and Ukraine appears to have been resolved.