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How COVID-19 affected avian flu response in Carolinas

Pandemic added to the concerns of response teams as they tried to rid turkey farms of avian influenza during the spring months
Responding to an avian influenza outbreak is an ordeal under any circumstance. But when the virus struck in North Carolina and South Carolina during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal health officials had to deal with a new set of challenges.
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Avian flu spreads in Kazakhstan, Russia

Meanwhile, avian influenza restrictions are being lifted in Australia
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in poultry in a fourth federal district of Russia, and to seven regions of Kazakhstan. Following earlier outbreaks in the state of Victoria in Australia, disease control restrictions are now being eased.
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Dutch study to support future avian flu outbreak control

Meanwhile, new cases of avian influenza are reported in Kazakhstan, Russia, the Philippines and Taiwan
Over the past week, four countries have registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry — Kazakhstan, Russia, the Philippines and Taiwan. Meanwhile, new research in the Netherlands will assist in the control of any future outbreaks of the disease.
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Avian flu confirmed in Kazakhstan

Russia and Vietnam also report new cases of avian influenza
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been identified as the cause of poultry mortalities in several reports of Kazakhstan, while new outbreaks are reported in nearby regions of Russia. The disease has also returned to northern Vietnam after a short absence.
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Avian flu threat continues in Australia

New cases of avian influenza are discovered in Russia, Taiwan and South Africa
While there have been no further outbreaks in Australia over the past week, avian influenza controls remain in place where previous cases have been recorded. New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in Russia and Taiwan.
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Australia confirms third avian flu virus type in poultry

Australia’s government has confirmed that a third type of the avian influenza virus has been detected in commercial poultry within one month. While the latest is defined as a mild form of the disease, it has brought mortalities to an emu flock. In Russia, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has spread to two new regions, and a further outbreak has been recorded among native chickens in Taiwan.
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Australia, Taiwan report avian flu in commercial poultry

New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in laying hens and emus in Australia, as well as among native chickens in Taiwan. The disease has returned to Russia’s Siberia, and a mild form of the virus has been detected again in South African ostriches after a one-year absence.
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Avian flu outbreaks center on Western Pacific region

While further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed among poultry in Australia, Taiwan and Vietnam, multiple outbreaks have been reported in North Korea. For the first time in seven years, the mild form of the disease has been detected in two Australian flocks.
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Australia, Philippines and Russia report return of avian flu in poultry

Recent mortalities and reduced production in poultry have been linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Countries confirming the latest outbreaks are on different continents, and three virus families are involved. Meanwhile, new research highlights the need to protect domestic poultry from wild birds, which represent the most likely source of infection.
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Avian flu: ever-changing threat to poultry health

Studies show some variants of avian influenza may be more harmful than earlier thought
Recent studies suggest that two families of avian influenza virus pose more of a threat than previously thought. While three countries report they have resolved the disease situation, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry and other commercial birds in the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam. Following contact with domestic poultry, two Chinese children have tested positive for the H7N9 influenza virus.
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