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Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Dec 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017
Ducks and lone chicken

H5N6 avian flu reassortant confirmed in Dutch outbreak

Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Flu in US and Europe
Avian flu in Europe, Asia

Apr 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017
Hen with chicks

Niger reports first H5N8 outbreak; high-path viruses hit other nations

H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.

Dec 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016
White farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks expand to Slovakia

China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.

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.

Apr 11, 2005

Apr 11, 2005

Avian flu claims third victim in Cambodia

(CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza claimed its third Cambodian victim when an 8-year-old girl died in a Phnom Penh hospital Apr 7, news services reported yesterday.

The girl was from Kampot, the same province as Cambodia's first two victims of H5N1 avian flu, said Ly Sovann, head of the Cambodian health minstry's infectious disease department, as quoted in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.

Dec 16, 2003

Dec 16, 2003

Avian influenza strikes South Korean chicken farm

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of avian influenza in South Korea has resulted in the deaths of 24,000 chickens at a farm southeast of Seoul.

The disease killed 19,000 chickens at the farm and prompted authorities to destroy the remaining 5,000 chickens as a containment measure, according to a report by the OIE (Office International des Epizooties), the world organization for animal health.

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