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Jul 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
Caged chicken

Three states report low-path H5 at live-bird markets

Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey reported outbreaks, which a USDA spokesperson said are not uncommon at live markets.

Jan 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016
Barn turkeys

High-path H7N8 outbreak reported at Indiana turkey farm

An avian flu strain that hasn't been seen in the US before has struck a farm in Indiana.

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Chicken at fair

Minnesota eases ban on poultry exhibits

In a related development, feds recently issued a second call for avian flu vaccine proposals.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
Chickens in barn

USDA issues plan for likely fall return of avian flu

The USDA issued a preparedness and response report and poultry culling guidance as turkey growers followed suit.

Jul 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015
BSL-3 lab

Feds propose adding H5N1 to HHS select agent list

The CDC proposes adding certain H5N1 viruses to HHS's select agent list; experts have varied reactions.

Jul 08, 2015

Jul 08, 2015
Laying hens

Red tape, vaccine issues, future fears mark avian flu hearing

Participants voiced concern over USDA response delays and on a likely H5N2 return this fall.

Jul 01, 2015

Jul 01, 2015
Young turkeys

Hopes rise as avian flu pause continues

Iowa has gone 2 weeks without an outbreak and Minnesota almost 4, as researchers find viable H5N2 in farm air samples.

Jun 15, 2015

Jun 15, 2015
Poultry biosecurity

USDA: H5N2 likely spreads by multiple routes

Initial studies of how the H5N2 virus invades poultry farms point to no one clear factor, the USDA says.

Jun 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015
Farm quail

Poultry from Iowa spark avian flu worries in Arizona

Four Arizona properties are quarantined because they received poultry and eggs from an affected Iowa facility.

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