News & Perspective

Feb 07, 2017

Feb 07, 2017
Myanmar map

Myanmar confirms its first H5N6 outbreak

Active surveillance put in place after H7N9 emerged in neighboring China helped Myanmar identify H5N6 for the first time in poultry.

Jan 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017
White-tailed eagle

H5N8 detected again in Nigeria, H5N1 in Cambodia

Finland, Poland, and the UK also report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Uganda reports H5 in wild birds, poultry as Europe logs more H5N8

Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Turkey farm

H5N8 appears in Nigeria, South Korea

H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016
Farm hens

H5N8 strikes farms in Iran as European detections continue

Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Nov 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016
Gull in Switzerland

H5N8 expands in Europe; other strains strike elsewhere

Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Oral polio vaccine in West Africa

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed

The CDC celebrates World Polio Day with hopeful talk of the finish line.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

Jul 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

FAO calls for more surveillance after African H5N1 outbreaks

Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.

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