News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016
Duck farm

Low-path H5 avian flu strikes Canadian duck farm

Also, a study finds West Africa outbreaks caused by a different H5N1 clade than previously found there.

Mar 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
Poultry market

WHO notes recent H7N9 clusters, details H5N6 case

Of 29 recent H7N9 cases, 6 were part of 3 small clusters, but with no sign of sustained spread.

Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
Live-poultry market

H5N6 sickens another in China as Egypt notes 2 H5N1 cases

The H5N6 patient, who had visited a live-poultry market, has the world's 10th case.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Bird market

H5N6 kills another in China; H7N9 sickens 9

Four of the 8 H5N6 cases ever reported have been in the past 2 weeks, and H7N9 has topped 700 cases.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

Dec 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Two white ducks

France has 2 new avian flu outbreaks; H5N6 noted elsewhere

Also, a study finds low-path avian flu common among ducks on foie gras farms in Bulgaria.

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Cairo poultry market

WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt

The 7 latest patients in Egypt include a mother and son who got sick on the same day after poultry exposure.

Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03, 2015
Chicken

H5N2 detected again in Minnesota, Montana

H5N2 strikes a 5th Minnesota turkey farm and backyard poultry in Montana, and China detects H5N6.

Mar 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015
Society finch

WHO updates H7N9 cases as study reveals possible vector

The WHO shared China's latest big-picture view of recent H7N9 cases, while researchers found clues for a possible virus vector.

Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

Avian flu rampages in Taiwan, hits China, India

Hundreds of thousands of poultry affected in more than 100 outbreaks involving various subtypes.

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