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Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017
H7N9 investigators

H7N9 sickens 11 more in China; two clusters noted in earlier cases

The fast pace of newly reported illnesses during China's 5th wave of illness has already topped last season's total.

Jan 09, 2017

Jan 09, 2017
Live-poultry market

H7N9 surge in China puts cases over last season's total

The 128 cases in China and Hong Kong this season top last season's total of 118 infections.

Jan 05, 2017

Jan 05, 2017
Roosters at market

H7N9 activity intensifies in China with 16 more cases

China has now confirmed 38 cases this season, compared with 10 at this point last season.

Dec 06, 2016

Dec 06, 2016
Mute swan

H5N8 outbreaks expand to Serbia

In addition, France and the UK take steps to lower risk from the highly pathogenic avian flu strain.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
geese

More avian flu reported in Germany, France

High-path avian flu continues to appear on farms and in wild birds in Europe, while Hong Kong reports H5N6 in samples from a nature preserve.

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.

Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Goose

Avian flu strikes more birds in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Nigeria

The highly pathogenic avian flu detections all involve different H5 strains.

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015
VietnameseChickens

Avian influenza outbreaks reported in Africa, Asia

African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.

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