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Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Turkey profile

H5N8 spreads to UK; low-path H5N9 found in French ducks

The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.

Dec 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016
Tufted duck

H5N8 avian flu continues to spread in Hungary

In 3 days Hungary has reported 96 H5N8 outbreaks in poultry.

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Farm geese

Spread of avian flu noted in China, Korea, Europe

As H5N6 spreads in parts of Asia, the H5N8 strain hits more farms in Hungary, Poland, and France.

Dec 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Poultry farm

H5N8 reported on poultry farms in Hungary, France

Thirty-three new outbreaks in Hungary involve a total of more than 300,000 poultry.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Dec 02, 2016

Dec 02, 2016
Ducks in France

H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.

Nov 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016
Coot

H5N8 avian flu outbreak expands to Egypt

Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.

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.

Nov 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016
Two hens

Sweden confirms H5N8 as H5N6 spreads in South Korea

Sweden joins the growing list of European countries facing high-path avian flu.

Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016
Hooded cranes

WHO says human H5N8 risk low as more H5N6 reported

The WHO says it's unlikely that a person will contract H5N8 avian flu.

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