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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.

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.

Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03, 2015
H5N1 micrograph

Study: New H5N1 strain in Egypt may be tied to rise in human cases

A new H5N1 strain may be associated with a sharp increase in human cases in Egypt.

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Chickens

Egypt has 10 new H5N1 cases, Indonesia 2

Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.

Jan 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Free-range chickens

WHO sees no major H5N1 genetic changes in Egypt

The current spurt of cases might be caused by increased circulation of H5N1 in poultry and other factors.

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015
Egypt map

FAO notes mutations in H5N1 samples from Egypt's poultry

Scientists have identified two mutations usually associated with adaptation to mammals.

May 03, 2013

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

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