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Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

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.

Feb 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018
Swans and Windsor Castle

High-path avian flu outbreaks reported in Mideast, Asia, Europe

A UK outbreak involves swans from a flock owned by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

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 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

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 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

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.

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