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Poultry imports suspended over avian flu fears

Several countries ban poultry products from some regions of Chile and Vietnam
Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
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California H5N2 avian flu case resolved, OIE reports

Case in Monterey County breeder ducks and geese was first reported in April
A case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) that was reported in a flock of breeder ducks and geese in Monterey County, California, has been resolved, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported.
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South Africa, Taiwan report avian flu in poultry

In one new case, poultry showed suspicious signs at a Taipei slaughterhouse
Over the past two weeks, Taiwan has recorded new outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry, while fresh cases have been reported in South Africa’s commercial ostriches and wild birds. The first human patient in eight months has been diagnosed with a flu virus of avian origin in China.
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Sunrise Farms avian flu case trial set for November 2020

Egg company says companies hired by APHIS to disinfect property after avian influenza infection were negligent and caused significant damage
A jury trial for a case in which Sunrise Farms Inc. sued companies hired by the U.S. government to depopulate and disinfect its premises near Harris, Iowa, after a 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza infection has been scheduled for November 30, 2020.
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Mexico and its avian flu reports to the OIE

Reports in backyard birds do not mean that Mexico is not acting, or that the whole country is contaminated.
So many reports could lead to questioning whether avian flu is resurfacing in Mexico. Nevertheless, it does not seem to be the case. A Mexican poultry association explains why.
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New avian flu outbreak reported in Taiwan

Vietnam and Belgium intensify measures to prevent spread of virus
Taiwan is the only state to have reported an outbreak of highly avian influenza over the past week. In India, compartmentalization of the poultry industry has been introduced in one state to help reduce the impacts of any future avian flu outbreak, and measures have been ramped up to prevent the spread of the disease in Vietnam, and Belgium.
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