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USDA APHIS launches new poultry biosecurity campaign

Agency is asking all poultry owners, workers and hobbyists to protect the health of live poultry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is launching a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry.
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Taiwan steps up efforts to control avian flu

Country’s agriculture council opens avian flu research center and will increase monitoring at farms
Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) says it plans to eradicate avian flu viruses by stepping up monitoring and prevention measures at poultry farms with the opening of its new Research Center for Avian Influenza Control and Prevention.
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APHIS proposes updates to avian influenza virus elimination flat rate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing updates to its virus elimination flat rate payments for table egg laying bird barns and table egg storage and processing facilities affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or H5 and H7 subtypes of low pathogenic avian influenza (H5/H7 LPAI). 
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Avian flu can be transmitted by air, but focus on fomites

Studies have shown that transmission of virus by air is a rare occurrence, USDA’s Dr. David Swayne says
It is possible for poultry flocks to be infected with avian influenza through airborne transmission, but those odds are so slim that producers should instead focus their biosecurity efforts on preventing the spread of the virus through fomite exposure, a leading veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.
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Learn to combat high-pathogenic avian flu at webinar

Webinar will feature insight of USDA’s Dr. David Swayne and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Dr. Stephane Lemiere
Get further educated on how to fight high-pathogenic avian influenza during the webinar, “Combat high-pathogen avian influenza,” which will be held at 7 a.m. CST on October 30.
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