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Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Ostrich farm

Avian flu strikes poultry, wild birds in 3 nations

South Africa and Italy report more H5N8 outbreaks, and Taiwan confirms new H5N2 events.

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017
Caged chicken

H5N6 confirmed in Philippines avian flu outbreak

The country's first poultry outbreak has been confirmed to be caused by H5N6.

Jul 07, 2006

Jul 07, 2006

Spain reports first avian flu case in birds

(CIDRAP News) – Spain today became the latest country to join the list of nations responding to outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza, as officials reported finding the virus in a wild bird.

Feb 08, 2006

Feb 08, 2006

Nigeria has Africa's first H5N1 bird flu outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 virus has materialized deep in Africa, killing about 40,000 poultry on a commercial farm in northern Nigeria, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Tests at an OIE reference laboratory in Padova, Italy, yesterday confirmed the presence of H5N1 as the culprit in an outbreak that began nearly a month ago, on Jan 10, the OIE report said.

Dec 09, 2005

Dec 09, 2005

Human H5N1 cases reported in China, Thailand

(CIDRAP News) – Two more human cases of H5N1 avian influenza have been confirmed, one in a Chinese woman who has recovered and the other in a 5-year-old Thai boy who died Dec 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

The cases increase the human toll of the virus over the past 2 years to 137 cases, including 70 deaths, according to the WHO. Exposure to poultry is the suspected cause in both of the latest cases.

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