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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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Miscommunication leads to egg waste in Africa

Health and nutrition messages need to be specifically targeted, says UNICEF nutrition adviser
The discarding of egg yolks in some African nations is a prime example of why recommendations concerning health and nutrition need to be specifically targeted and well-defined, said Grainne Moloney, UNICEF’s senior adviser for early childhood nutrition
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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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Surge in South African avian flu outbreaks

In South Africa, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at 10 poultry farms in five provinces over the past two months.
In South Africa's Western Cape, four new avian influenza outbreaks have been confirmed at poultry farms.
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Avian flu outbreak threatens South African poultry industry

A confirmed outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial farm in South Africa has been described as a threat to the nation’s poultry industry. Some of the country’s export markets immediately suspended trade in South African poultry products.

In West Africa, Mali has registered the country’s first cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.


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Avian flu-related losses mount in Nigeria

In Nigeria, losses of poultry linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza now stand at around 750,000 birds since the first cases in January of this year.

In order to control the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), 329,556 chickens have been culled by Nigerian authorities at 62 premises.


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Avian flu spreads further in West Africa

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to cause losses among poultry flocks in Niger and Nigeria. Combined with other recent challenges, the disease is leading to shortages of poultry on the Niger market. In South Africa, the HPAI situation appears to be easing.
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Avian flu returns to Niger

Country has its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in more than 3 years
In West Africa, Niger has reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than three years. Meanwhile, tests have revealed further cases in poultry in Nigeria and Algeria.
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