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While no new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in domestic poultry over the last week, viruses have been detected in the wild bird populations in India and Namibia.
The only countries to have officially reported new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the last week are Iran and Taiwan, and the virus has also been detected in pet birds in Kuwait.
Based on official reports, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry and ostriches in India, Nigeria, Russia, and South Africa, while a low-pathogenic virus has been detected again in the Dominican Republic.
Official reports of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been received from Iran and Taiwan in the last week, while the virus has again been detected in wild birds in Denmark.
Veterinary agencies in Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam have each reported officially just one outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the last week, while local media have registered new cases in India.
In the last two weeks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has returned to multiple locations in India and to Iran, as well as to Vietnam. There have also been new outbreaks in poultry in Taiwan and Bulgaria.
Chicken farms in Canadian province are now covered under a leading-edge and industry specific insurance policy
December 27, 2018
Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) announced the implementation of a new, first-of-its-kind in Canada, effective risk management strategy for chicken broiler farmers which mitigates the devastation caused by potential outbreaks of federally-reportable Avian Influenza (AI) in Ontario.