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Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Traditional duck farm

Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks

The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.

May 09, 2017

May 09, 2017
MERS virus

MERS study indicates mild cases might be missed

In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
Chicken market

Detailing recent H7N9 cases, WHO notes 3 clusters

The agency says there's still no evidence H7N9 has gained capacity for sustained spread.

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Feb 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Roosters and chickens

H7N9 infections continue to climb in China

The 61 new infections reported last week push the mainland's total to at least 419 cases.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

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