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Feb 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Poultry swabbing in Laos

Four countries report H5N1 as H5N8 detections continue

Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
Duck flock

Five nations report more, varied avian flu outbreaks

Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.

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 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Ukraine map

Ukraine confirms first H5N8 outbreaks; Egypt reports another

New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.

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.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016
Avian influenza sign

H5N8 noted in more European nations, spreading elsewhere

Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.

Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016
White rooster

H5N8 detected in poultry in Israel, Hungary, India

The strain has also been detected farther west in Europe in wild birds in Switzerland, as well as in Germany.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
Baltic gulls

H5N8 expands reach along Baltic, other parts of Europe

The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016
mallard landing

Three nations report avian flu in wild birds, poultry

Hungary and India reported H5N8, and Algeria found an H7N1 link to a waterfowl die-off.

May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015
OIE headquarters, Paris

Taiwan, Turkey, India battle avian flu; OIE calls for vigilance

The OIE says avian flu oubreaks in 35 nations since early 2014 highlight the importance of  prevention and control.

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