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Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Chicken

New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine

Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Ostrich farm

Avian flu strikes poultry, wild birds in 3 nations

South Africa and Italy report more H5N8 outbreaks, and Taiwan confirms new H5N2 events.

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017
Caged chicken

H5N6 confirmed in Philippines avian flu outbreak

The country's first poultry outbreak has been confirmed to be caused by H5N6.

Aug 11, 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Philippines map

Philippines reports first H5 outbreak; new events in Laos, South Africa

In South Africa, H5N8 has been detected at 2 ostrich farms in the southwest.

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Egg production

H5N8 outbreaks in southern Africa prompt strategy talks

The latest outbreak affects a farm housing almost 400,000 poultry.

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
DNA analysis

Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017
TB bacteria

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

TB resistant to at least 4 antibiotics is primarily spreading person to person in South Africa.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

H5N6 hits more Korean farms as study hints at reassortment

The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.

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