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Highly pathogenic avian flu returns to Iraq

More than 21,700 birds die at Iraqi farm
Iraq has confirmed the country's first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry for more than one year. New cases have been reported in Hungary and Taiwan, while veterinary authorities continue to deal with the aftermath of previous avian flu outbreaks in Ireland and the U.S.
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Avian flu causes havoc among Hungarian poultry

New cases being reported in the counties of Bacs-Kiskun and Csongrad
While a further 19 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are confirmed on poultry farms in Hungary, there have also been new cases in Taiwan and Vietnam. In China, two new cases of influenza of avian origin have been confirmed in young children, both of whom have recovered.
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Avian flu losses rise sharply in Hungary

Signs of the disease were observed on 61 Hungarian farms and in two backyards flocks between April 14 and May 2
As the number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Hungarian poultry this year approaches 250, the disease has spread to a third region. While there have been new cases in Taiwan, Irish poultry farmers are seeking compensation for the loss of flocks culled as the result of a non-notifiable influenza virus.
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South Carolina avian influenza control zone released

No other flocks within the control area have shown signs of avian influenza
Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) has released the control area surrounding a commercial turkey farm in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed.
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Hungary records more secondary avian flu outbreaks

No other countries have reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza during the past week
Only Hungary has officially confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the past week. Direct losses of birds in the country’s poultry-dense region continue to rise.
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OIE: 34,160 turkeys lost in South Carolina avian flu case

Nearly 1,600 birds died from the virus while the others in the flock were depopulated
The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report.
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Highly pathogenic avian flu hits South Carolina turkeys

After several low pathogenic avian influenza cases were confirmed in the area, it is believed the strain mutated into a high pathogenic H7N3 strain
A commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield, South Carolina, has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), making it the first confirmed case of HPAI in the United States since 2017.
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Avian flu spreads in poultry in Hungary, Poland

Highly pathogenic avian influenza also detected in U.S. turkey flock
In two regions of Hungary, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) appears to be spreading rapidly. India, Poland, and Taiwan have confirmed new outbreaks in poultry, all caused by different virus variants, and there is a new outbreak of the mild form of the disease in the U.S. Scientists are warning of the emergence of a new avian flu virus posing a future threat to both humans and poultry.
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New light shed on avian flu situation in Hungary

H5N2 and H5N8 avian influenza strains are both present
Two highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus variants are circulating in Hungary, and one of these is a new reassortment. New outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed in poultry in Germany and Poland, as well as Taiwan and Vietnam.
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