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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.

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

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.

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.

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