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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.

Jun 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017
Market chickens

Six more H7N9 avian flu cases reported in China

Cases are down from the 10 reported last week but show ongoing virus circulation in the summer.

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Mom and baby

Study: Zika behind Brazil's 15% decline in births

Meanwhile, Taiwan reports its first 2017 case, and HHS funds a potential new diagnostic test.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Chickens on a motorcycle

Veterinary groups address H7N9 poultry risk in China

Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.

Mar 01, 2017

Mar 01, 2017
Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

WHO: H7N9 antiviral resistance likely arose after treatment

Officials said the shifts haven't changed the epidemiologic or clinical patterns in people.

Mar 01, 2017
Dead swan

Serbia, Slovenia report first H5N5 avian flu outbreaks

Also, Taiwan notes new H5N6 outbreaks, and China detects more highly pathogenic H7N9 in poultry markets.

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.

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