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Avian flu detected in poultry in three Asian states, South Africa

Iran, Iraq, and Taiwan have each reported one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in their respective poultry populations.
In the past week, the animal health agencies of two Western Asian states have officially registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations. 
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South Africa’s poultry sector focuses on avian flu control

Containment of the latest wave of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) must be the top priority of the country's farmers, according to the national industry body.
Right now, avian influenza is the highest priority for South Africa’s poultry sector, according to the South African Poultry Association.
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China detects H5N8 HPAI virus in Shaanxi

For the first time, the H5N8 of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in the Chinese province of Shaanxi following mass mortality in wild birds. In Iraq and Taiwan, new HPAI cases have been confirmed in poultry. Losses of laying hens in South Korea from earlier outbreaks continue to cause shortages and high prices for eggs. From China coms a report of another human infection with an influenza virus of avian origin.
Following the mass mortality of water birds at a natural park in Shaanxi, tests in China revealed the detection of the H5N8 HPAI virus variant for the first time in the province.
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Europe registers no avian flu cases in poultry

During past week, no new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Europe for the first time since November
For the first time since November 2020, no cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been officially registered by any European state. One new outbreak in a small Dutch flock is suspected, however.
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Lesotho is ninth African state to report avian flu in poultry

Registering its first ever cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), Lesotho has become the ninth African country to report cases of the disease in poultry so far this year. From Mali and South Africa come reports of additional outbreaks in poultry, affecting more regions.
So far this year, Lesotho has become the ninth African state to report highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. For the country surrounded by South Africa, it also represents the first occurrence of HPAI.
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New avian flu cases in poultry in just two European states

With the changing seasons in Europe, there has been a marked decline in the number of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in both domestic and wild birds.
The only European countries registering new cases in highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) poultry over the past week are Lithuania and Poland. 
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First known human case of H10N3 influenza in China

Following a bout of illness and hospitalization, a human patient has tested positive for an H10N3 influenza virus of avian origin.
A Chinese man tested positive for an H10N3 influenza virus of avian origin, which is believed to be the first time this has occurred in a human.
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OIE updates its guidance on avian influenza

At the current General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), delegates have agreed to certain amendments to the chapter on avian influenza.
At the current General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), delegates have agreed to certain amendments to the chapter on avian influenza.
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Surge in South African avian flu outbreaks

In South Africa, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at 10 poultry farms in five provinces over the past two months.
In South Africa's Western Cape, four new avian influenza outbreaks have been confirmed at poultry farms.
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