News & Perspective

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 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015
Flock of geese

Number of avian flu outbreaks in France doubles, to 30

In addition to new HPAI poultry infections in 3 French states, more outbreaks seen in Vietnam and Nigeria.

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.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Farm ducks

Avian flu spreads in France as official downplays risk

The OIE, meanwhile, details 3 of France's previous outbreaks, as well as H5N6 avian flu in Vietnam.

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.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Chicken at fair

Minnesota eases ban on poultry exhibits

In a related development, feds recently issued a second call for avian flu vaccine proposals.

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015
VietnameseChickens

Avian influenza outbreaks reported in Africa, Asia

African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Panel report recommends blueprint for fixing biodefense gaps

Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.

Sep 24, 2015

Sep 24, 2015
Flu shot

WHO panel changes 2 strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

Both the H3N2 and B strains will differ in next year's Southern Hemisphere trivalent flu vaccine.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
Chickens in barn

USDA issues plan for likely fall return of avian flu

The USDA issued a preparedness and response report and poultry culling guidance as turkey growers followed suit.

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