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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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Avian flu reported in Taiwanese, central European poultry

Five outbreaks reported in Taiwan during past week
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.
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Wayne Farms expansion

Three avian flu virus types in Taiwan's poultry

New outbreak also reported in Bulgaria
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.
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Sudden spread of avian flu in Poland, Vietnam

Cases are also reported in India, Taiwan and Bulgaria
In Poland and Vietnam, the avian flu situation appears to have deteriorated sharply, as more outbreaks are confirmed in new areas of each country. There are also further cases in Bulgaria and Taiwan, and details have emerged about a recent outbreak in India.
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Avian flu breaks out in Bulgarian, Vietnamese poultry

New avian influenza cases have also been reported in the Czech Republic and Taiwan
Continuing the recent pattern of outbreaks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed for the first time in new areas of Bulgaria and Vietnam. Further cases have also been recorded in the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
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More avian flu outbreaks in Asian, German poultry

China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Germany all have reported cases, while low pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Scotland
Over the past week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in poultry in a second province of China, as well as in several regions of northern Vietnam, and in Taiwan. After an absence of more than three years, the virus has been detected in a German backyard poultry flock.
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China trade

Avian flu returns to Chinese poultry sector

Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Poland also report cases
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in poultry in China’s Hunan province, but this will not impact business for a leading exporter of Thai poultry meat. The infection has returned to Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, and Poland has recorded a further outbreak on a farm. HPAI has been detected in a wild bird in Israel.
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Ukraine fights avian flu-related poultry export ban

New cases of avian influenza are reported in India, Slovakia and Denmark
Ukrainian authorities are in discussion with the European Union to resume poultry meat exports to the region following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Ukraine. The disease has returned to India, and two new outbreaks have been confirmed in Slovakia. Mild avian flu has been detected in a Danish poultry flock.
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