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Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017

News Scan for Mar 29, 2017

MERS case
Brazil yellow fever vaccination
Avian flu outbreaks
Flu vaccine uptake
Hepatitis elimination
E coli in flour

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 07, 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Avian Flu Scan for Mar 07, 2017

H7N9 cases in China, Hong Kong
More avian flu outbreaks

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.

Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
commercial poultry

Taiwan reports further H5N6 spread; other strains strike Iran, Europe, Africa

In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017
Taiwan ducks

Taiwan reports its first H5N6 avian flu outbreak

Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.

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