News & Perspective

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.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Tufted duck

High wild-bird death rates detailed in Dutch H5N8 outbreaks

Two studies report high mortality rates in wild birds and unprecedented rapid genetic reassortment.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

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.

Jul 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017
China map

China's weekly H7N9 case totals stay in single digits

In other H7N9 developments, China's agriculture ministry this week announced plans to expand poultry vaccination to the whole country.

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.

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
DNA analysis

Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

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