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Hong Kong suspends chicken imports from a Mexican state

The decision responds to recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Chinese authorities said.
Chinese health authorities reported the decision to suspend the chicken imports from a state of Mexico on July 11.
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Taiwan’s battle against avian flu continues

Three new cases are reported in Asian country
The only state officially reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) over the past week is Taiwan, but the authorities and poultry farmers in Mexico have been meeting to discuss measures to bring about the control the disease situation across the country.
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How the Chinese chicken market is responding to ASF

As African swine fever continues to decimate China’s pig industry, opportunities are growing for poultry producers within and beyond the country’s borders.
China's ongoing African swine fever outbreak and the swine sector's difficulties will provide opportunities for the poultry sector for years to come.
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Avian flu studies reveal climate change impacts, unknown virus presence

New cases discovered in Nigeria, Taiwan, Bangladesh
Additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the poultry sectors of Nigeria and Taiwan, while a new virus has been detected at live bird markets in Bangladesh for the first time. A health professional considers there may have been more human cases of the disease in Nepal, and disease experts have been examining the likely impacts of climate change on avian flu viruses.
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Sunrise Farms sues depopulation, disinfection companies

Companies hired after facility was struck by avian influenza in 2015 were negligent and caused much damage, Sunrise Farms alleges
Sunrise Farms filed a lawsuit against companies hired by the federal government to depopulate and disinfect its property after highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected at its facility near Harris, Iowa, in 2015.
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