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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.


Asian countries continue to battle avian flu in poultry

Africa, Middle East also face new cases of avian influenza
While Taiwan’s poultry sector continues its long running battle against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), new outbreaks have been reported in Cambodia, Ghana, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. From China comes news of the first human case in the world involving an H7N4 influenza virus of avian origin.
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Avian flu virus revealed in imported chicken in Hong Kong

Taiwan, South Korea and South Africa also report new cases of avian influenza
Veterinary authorities in Hong Kong have reported the return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the region in imported chicken meat, while new outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed at poultry farms in Taiwan and South Korea, and in commercial ostriches in South Africa.
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Avian flu returns to Japan, Turkey

New cases also reported in poultry in Bangladesh, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in Japan for the first time this winter, and new outbreaks have been confirmed in poultry in Bangladesh, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. The H5N6 variant of the virus has been detected in wild birds in Germany and the United Kingdom (U.K.) for the first time.
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New reference book from AAAP helps pinpoint avian diseases

Book and its 1,200 high-quality figures show the gross pathology of over 120 avian diseases
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) has published a new reference book, Gross Pathology of Avian Diseases: Text and Atlas, authored by Tahseen Abdul-Aziz, DVM, PhD, and H. John Barnes, DVM, PhD, both of North Carolina State University.
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Asia bears the brunt of latest avian flu outbreaks

European countries also continuing to deal with avian influenza problems
Latest official reports from countries across the continent of Asia reveal many new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry and wild birds, including in Cambodia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Taiwan. In wild birds in Afghanistan and Switzerland, new HPAI virus families have been detected for the first time.
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