News & Perspective

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Jan 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2015
Chicken culling

Avian flu outbreaks in Taiwan trigger human monitoring

Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015
Gadwall duck

H5N8 found in another US wild bird; study ties H5N1 to migrations

Also, Washington state takes steps to curb H5N2 outbreaks in backyard flocks.

Jan 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Jan 17, 2014

More Foster Farms Salmonella cases
Atypical BSE in German cow

Dec 27, 2007

Dec 27, 2007

European countries report more H5N1 in poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Germany, Poland, and Russia recently reported fresh outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in poultry, according to media accounts and reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Sep 10, 2007

Sep 10, 2007

Germany finds H5N1 in frozen duck meat

(CIDRAP News) – A government official in Bavaria said today there was a chance that some frozen duck meat contaminated with the H5N1 avian influenza virus made its way to consumers' tables, according to a German news agency.

The virus was found in 18 frozen ducks from a batch sample at a poultry company slaughterhouse, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported today.

Oct 12, 2006

Oct 12, 2006

FAO launches disease crisis center

(CIDRAP News) – To speed emergency responses to avian influenza and other animal and plant diseases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) inaugurated a new crisis management center (CMC) at its Rome headquarters today.

Jul 14, 2006

Jul 14, 2006

USDA, FAO to launch animal disease crisis center

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that a new animal disease crisis management center will begin operating in late July at FAO headquarters in Rome, with an initial focus on H5N1 avian influenza.

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