News & Perspective

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
layer farm

H5N6 strikes South Korean poultry again; Europe finds more avian flu

New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018
White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
turkey farm

Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018
Free-range chickens

Iraqi, Dutch, Vietnamese officials report avian flu outbreaks

In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017
Angry goose

Nations pare back avian flu efforts, but tough new steps in France

Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
Barn chickens

High-path H7N9 expands to poultry in China's Hunan province

Japan, meanwhile, reports two large H5N6 outbreaks at poultry farms in different prefectures.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Chickens on a motorcycle

Veterinary groups address H7N9 poultry risk in China

Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.

Mar 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017
Whooper swan

H5N8 strikes Nepal for first time; Vietnam reports H5N1, H5N6

Nepal also reports H5N1 at a zoo, while 5 European nations confirm more H5N8 outbreaks.

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