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22 May 2015
Three New US Bird Flu Outbreaks in Iowa
US - Three more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the US, but no new outbreaks have been reported in Minnesota for several days....
African Poultry Wrap: Producers Face High Production Costs, Disease Pressure
AFRICA - The cost of poultry meat production in African countries such as Sudan is rising, mainly due to the growing cost of importing raw materials, and producers are also facing disease challenges, as Burkina Faso has reported four new cases of bird...
21 May 2015
Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in the US, as the epidemic continues....
Hong Kong Bans Some Poultry Imports from South Dakota
HONG KONG - Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry meat and products from Moody County in South Dakota, US, after incidents of avian influenza there....
US Proposes Law to Collect Animal Antimicrobial Data
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales ...
20 May 2015
New Avian Flu Outbreaks in India
INDIA - There have been two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 serotype in domestic birds in India....
Two More US Avian Flu Outbreaks, Wisconsin Releases Quarantine
US - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) serotype H5N2 have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)....
More Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been several further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in Taiwan, of both the H5N8 and H5N2 serotypes....
OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide....
19 May 2015
Minnesota Estimates Avian Flu Losses as Further US Outbreaks Confirmed
US - Five more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the University of Minnesota has estimated economic losses in the state at $310 million....
FAO Warns of Avian Flu Impact on Nigerian Food Security
NIGERIA - The representative of the UN Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Dr Louise Setshwaelo, has lamented the losses caused by avian flu to the poultry industry in Nigeria....
Further Avian Flu Found in Turkey
TURKEY - There has been a further outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Turkey....
New Outbreak of H5N1 Avian Flu in Viet Nam
Viet Nam - There has been a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in Viet Nam....
18 May 2015
US Confirms Just One New Avian Flu Outbreak
US - There has been official confirmation of just one new outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on a commercial farm over the weekend, bringing the total number of outbreaks to 163, affecting more than 33.79 million poultry....
Increase in Egyptian Cases of H5N1 Avian Flu in Humans
EGYPT - The recent increase of people affected by the avian influenza virus H5N1 in Egypt is not related to virus mutations, but rather to more people becoming exposed to infected poultry, according to a report by international organisations....
Myanmar Confirms Major Avian Flu Outbreak in February
MYANMAR - One outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in the centre of the country, dating back to February 2015, following shortly after three previously reported outbreaks in the same region....
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
Mystery of Indian Poultry Disease Solved
INDIA - Experts were wondering what has caused thousands of deaths on poultry farms in the Telangana area of India, after samples tested negative for bird flu, but birds have now tested positive for Newcastle disease....
Iowa Egg Centre Seeks Research Submissions on Avian Flu
US - The Egg Industry Centre at Iowa State University is seeking pre-proposals to fund research related to the current avian influenza outbreak....
15 May 2015
Four New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in US
US - Following confirmation of a second outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the state of Nebraska has declared a State of Emergency. Four new outbreaks - all in turkeys - are included in the latest official nationwide report, bringing...
Noted Flu Researcher Joins Georgia Poultry Research Centre
US - An influenza researcher whose work focuses on the interspecies transmission of the virus has joined the University of Georgia, to contribute to disease research programmes....
Poultry Scientist Sees Salmonella, Intestinal Disease Link
US - Researcher Charles Hofacre from the University of Georgia has made the link between maintaining intestinal health of chickens and reducing Salmonella incidence....
Egg Compounds Can Inhibit Virus Growth
FINLAND - Compounds found in egg whites can inhibit growth of viruses, according to research from a doctoral student at the Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland....
14 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to a Bright Future for the Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - This week has revealed evidence that sustainability of animal production and food security are being taken even more seriously at international level and also at local level by poultry companies. In the US, 158 outbreaks of highly pathogenic...
US Avian Flu Hits Nebraska
US - Nebraska is the 15th state to have an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed as South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota also report new cases. The number of outbreaks nationwide stands at 158, with more than 33.33 million poultry affected....
 
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