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Avian Influenza

The latest avian influenza news on U.S. and global outbreaks, analysis and research on identifying symptoms, biosecurity measures and best practices and international trade implications for poultry producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.


Two more avian flu cases confirmed in California

Three commercial turkey flocks and one small organic mixed poultry flock have been affected by H7N3 avian influenza
Four cases of low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza have been confirmed by in Stanislaus County, California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced.
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Producer survey seeks biosecurity, indemnity opinions

Survey, organized by University of Tennessee and Kansas State University, features 11 questions and offers anonymity to respondents
The faculty at the University of Tennessee and Kansas State University are working together on a poultry producer survey aimed towards on-farm biosecurity practices and producer opinions on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s current indemnity policy.
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OIE: 35,000 California turkeys lost to avian flu

Low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza has been detected at two commercial farms in Stanislaus County, California
The outbreak of low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in Stanislaus County, California, has led to the loss of 35,000 turkeys at two commercial operations, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported.
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Second California turkey flock hit by H7N3 avian flu

After virus is detected in one flock in Stanislaus County, surveillance of other commercial poultry operations in zone reveals another infected flock
A second commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California, has tested positive for low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza.
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Taiwan reports new avian flu outbreaks in poultry

Cases of avian influenza also reported in wild birds in Europe
In the last two weeks, the only state to have reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry is Taiwan, but the virus has also been detected for the first time for several months in wild birds in western Europe.
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Nanotubes trap avian flu viruses for early detection

Nanotechnology for early detection of avian influenza may soon move from the research lab to commercial poultry applications.
Nanotechnology to be presented at the Poultry Tech Summit acts as a filter to trap avian influenza viruses for quick identification without dependence on antibodies.
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Avian flu returns to Cambodia

More than 300 birds in backyard flock die after contracting H5N1 avian influenza
After a five-month absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Cambodian poultry sector, and new outbreaks have been confirmed in Malaysia.
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