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Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017
Taiwan ducks

Taiwan reports its first H5N6 avian flu outbreak

Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.

Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Farm pigeons

Macedonia reports first H5N8 outbreak; more strains noted elsewhere

France reports three low-path strains that struck poultry last year, Greece detects H5N5 for the first time, and Germany detects high-path H5N2.

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 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Farm pheasant

H5N8, other strains strike birds in Europe, Japan, Israel

The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Kuwait flag

H5N8 spreads to Kuwait as H5N1 returns to Bangladesh

In addition, Italy reports more H5N8 and Germany has an H5N5 poultry outbreak.

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.

Jan 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017
Zika via electron microscope

Study sheds more light on Zika in developing brain cells

Also, reports highlighted the first local US case and Zika in a man with a vasectomy.

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.

Jan 09, 2017

Jan 09, 2017
Farm chickens

Officials report more avian flu across Europe, Middle East

More spread of H5N8 is occurring in Europe, with more nations reporting the virus in poultry.

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.

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