News & Perspective

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
German zoo birds

WHO urges vigilance for human cases in wake of H5N8 outbreaks

New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK.

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017
Mallard duck

H5N2 found in wild Montana duck as H5N8 spreads to Italy

The high-path strain that caused a huge outbreak in 2015 has been found in a Montana mallard.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Duck shower

H5N8 avian flu outbreaks expand to Wales

Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.

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.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
geese

More avian flu reported in Germany, France

High-path avian flu continues to appear on farms and in wild birds in Europe, while Hong Kong reports H5N6 in samples from a nature preserve.

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 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Black swan

More avian flu expected in Europe, US

In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

Flu Scan for Nov 11, 2016

H7N9 in China
Influenza imprinting
More avian flu in Europe

Nov 08, 2016

Nov 08, 2016
tufted ducks

H5N8 spreads to wild birds in Germany, Austria

Austrian officials said H5N8 had also been found in Croatia, which would raise the number of countries affected in Europe to five. 

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