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Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
layer farm

H5N6 strikes South Korean poultry again; Europe finds more avian flu

New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Motorbike poultry

Avian flu hits more poultry in Iraq, Iran, Asia

Iraq is battling another H5N8 detection, and in South Korea, H5N6 was found on another commercial farm.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Chicken closeup

As H5N6 hits more poultry, researchers test threat of earlier strain

Two groups gauge the threat of H5N6 avian flu to mammals and poultry.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Traditional duck farm

Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks

The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

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.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

H5N6 sickens Chinese man, strikes duck farm in South Korea

In South Korea, H5N6 developments in poultry prompted a move to the highest avian flu alert level.

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