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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.

Jul 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Chicken and feed

Report calls for more data on alternatives to antibiotics in food animals

Some products have shown promise, but efficacy varies across animal populations and more study is needed.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
Buying live poultry

China reports 23 more H7N9 cases, 7 fatal

Many of the new cases are in the north, which has reported a late-season surge; elsewhere, Egypt has a new H5N1 case.

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.

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 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017
China Premiere Li Keqiang

H7N9 surge in China prompts high-level call for market closures

China's premier urges officials in affected areas to shutter live-poultry markets.

Nov 08, 2016

Nov 08, 2016
tufted ducks

H5N8 spreads to wild birds in Germany, Austria

Austrian officials said H5N8 had also been found in Croatia, which would raise the number of countries affected in Europe to five. 

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Poultry farmer in Palestine

FAO warns of H5N1 threat to Middle East

Recent outbreaks in Iraq and Lebanon pose a risk to other nations because of political instability and a host of other factors.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

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