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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.

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017
Angry goose

Nations pare back avian flu efforts, but tough new steps in France

Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.

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.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Turkey farm

H5N8 appears in Nigeria, South Korea

H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Turkey profile

H5N8 spreads to UK; low-path H5N9 found in French ducks

The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.

Dec 02, 2016

Dec 02, 2016
Ducks in France

H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.

Nov 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016
Coot

H5N8 avian flu outbreak expands to Egypt

Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

H5N6 hits more Korean farms as study hints at reassortment

The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.

Nov 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016
Gull in Switzerland

H5N8 expands in Europe; other strains strike elsewhere

Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.

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