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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.

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 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 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Black swan

More avian flu expected in Europe, US

In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.

May 05, 2008

May 05, 2008

South Korea, Japan find more H5N1 in birds

(CIDRAP News) – Agriculture officials in South Korea said H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks have been reported in six of the country's nine provinces, while authorities in Japan announced today that wild swans at a two more sites have tested positive for the virus.

Jun 09, 2006

Jun 09, 2006

Officials call Asia-Pacific pandemic drill a success

(CIDRAP News) – Australian officials who coordinated an exercise Jun 7 and 8 on pandemic influenza response among Asia-Pacific nations called the drill a success, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) story today.

Jan 03, 2006

Jan 03, 2006

Avian flu ruled out in Turkish patients

(CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza has been ruled out in a 14-year-old Turkish boy who died over the weekend and in three siblings who were hospitalized with him, according to news services.

Tests on the four children were negative for avian flu, according to Turkish health officials quoted in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday.

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