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Mar 10, 2015

Mar 10, 2015
Turkey flock

Missouri's second H5N2 outbreak in turkeys confirmed

Also, the USDA says the Minnesota H5N2 strain matches a Washington isolate.

Mar 09, 2015

Mar 09, 2015
Turkey close-up

H5N2 strikes Missouri turkey farm

H5N2 avian flu—which surfaced in Minnesota poultry last week—has now struck at least one turkey farm in Missouri.

Mar 06, 2015

Mar 06, 2015
Turkey flock

In big jump, H5N2 virus hits Minnesota turkey farm

The finding marks the first appearance of high-path H5N2 in the Mississippi Flyway.

Feb 02, 2015

Feb 02, 2015
Sampling duck for avian flu

Avian flu findings reported in 6 far-flung nations

Avian flu caused by various strains was confirmed in the US, UK, Israel, Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea.

Jan 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Farm turkeys

H5N8 virus surfaces on California turkey farm

H5N8 has now been found in US commercial poultry after infecting wild birds and backyard flocks.

Jan 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2015
Chicken culling

Avian flu outbreaks in Taiwan trigger human monitoring

Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Green-winged teal

USDA confirms high-path H5N1 in Washington state

The H5N1 virus is a novel reassortant between a Eurasian H5N8 virus and North American avian flu strains.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015
Gadwall duck

H5N8 found in another US wild bird; study ties H5N1 to migrations

Also, Washington state takes steps to curb H5N2 outbreaks in backyard flocks.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
Biolab

CDC probe of H5N1 cross-contamination reveals protocol lapses, reporting delays

In its report on flu sample cross-contamination today, the CDC detailed departures from best practices and reporting delays.

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