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Avian influenza reported in Peru, Venezuela

This is the first time either country has reported an outbreak to the World Organization for Animal Health

Two more South American countries have reported infections of highly pathogenic avian influenza to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).

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British Columbia becomes province with most HPAI cases

With 39 cases of avian influenza in commercial poultry operations in 2022, British Columbia outpaces Alberta’s 38 cases

With another case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in a commercial poultry flock in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on December 1, British Columbia is now Canada’s province that has had the most confirmed cases to date in 2022.

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New avian flu cases in South Dakota, Maryland, Illinois

Four South Dakota turkey flocks, one Maryland table egg breeder flock and one upland gamebird producer in Illinois are the latest confirmed cases

Six new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in the United States, with four of those being in South Dakota and one each in Maryland and Illinois.

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Hungarian poultry become latest target for avian flu

Seven European countries have recorded new outbreaks of the disease in commercial poultry.

Continuing the continent’s worst season for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), seven European countries have recorded new outbreaks of the disease in commercial poultry. Among them is Hungary, where 17 new outbreaks have been confirmed.

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Avian influenza strikes again in Missouri

The most recent case involved a commercial turkey operation in Webster County

For the second time in less than a week, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in a poultry flock in Webster County, Missouri.

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HPAI impact on Jennie-O in fall less severe than in spring

Chief financial officer said HPAI’s affect on company in the fall has been “about one-third of the magnitude of the spring event’

While Jennie-O Turkey Store’s operations are still being adversely affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak, the outbreak’s impact has not been as severe during the fall as it was in the spring.

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