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In South Africa, H5N8 has been detected at 2 ostrich farms in the southwest.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.
In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.
In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.
The CDC will host a summit Apr 1, Laos has local transmission, and studies highlight key developments.
China reports nine new H7N9 cases, as detections near Vietnam prompt an alert.
(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in China reported two new H7N9 infections, both from Fujian province, and four more deaths, boosting the outbreak's total to 130 cases, 31 of them (24%) fatal.
(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today reported the first death from the summer outbreak of a new H3N2 flu virus, in an older adult from Ohio who had multiple underlying conditions and had direct exposure to pigs at a fair.
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