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Avian flu detected in poultry in three Asian states, South Africa

Iran, Iraq, and Taiwan have each reported one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in their respective poultry populations.
In the past week, the animal health agencies of two Western Asian states have officially registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations. 
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U.K., Japan reach agreement on poultry meat trade

Trade between the two markets could begin as early as this month
Following a series of bilateral talks, the United Kingdom (U.K.) has reached an agreement that will open access for its poultry meat on the Japanese market. The trade could commence as early as this month.


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China detects H5N8 HPAI virus in Shaanxi

For the first time, the H5N8 of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in the Chinese province of Shaanxi following mass mortality in wild birds. In Iraq and Taiwan, new HPAI cases have been confirmed in poultry. Losses of laying hens in South Korea from earlier outbreaks continue to cause shortages and high prices for eggs. From China coms a report of another human infection with an influenza virus of avian origin.
Following the mass mortality of water birds at a natural park in Shaanxi, tests in China revealed the detection of the H5N8 HPAI virus variant for the first time in the province.
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Lesotho is ninth African state to report avian flu in poultry

Registering its first ever cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), Lesotho has become the ninth African country to report cases of the disease in poultry so far this year. From Mali and South Africa come reports of additional outbreaks in poultry, affecting more regions.
So far this year, Lesotho has become the ninth African state to report highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. For the country surrounded by South Africa, it also represents the first occurrence of HPAI.
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