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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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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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Grant to improve poultry production worldwide

USAID awards second phase of funding to Genomics to Improve Poultry Innovation Lab.
University California-Davis researchers are leading an international effort to identify genes crucial to breeding chickens with enhanced resistance to Newcastle disease and heat stress.
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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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