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Friday, December 19, 2014
Guangdong Restricts Poultry Markets over Bird Flu Fears
CHINA - The authorities in Guangdong province in China are to clamp down on live poultry markets in urban areas because of concerns over the potential spread of avian influenza....
UK On-farm Testing for Campylobacter
UK - After sustained lobbying by the National Farmers Union (NFU), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has made available funding that means that broiler farmers can now test for Campylobacter on their farms for free....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Weekly Overview: Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Further Countries
GLOBAL - In the last week, new outbreaks of avian flu have been reported in Germany, Italy, Canada, the US and Japan....
Bird Flu Alert in India as Wild Bird Tests Positive for Virus
INDIA - There have been no new outbreaks of high-path H5N1 avian flu in poultry but the virus has been detected in a wild goose in the north of India....
German Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed as H5N8
GERMANY - The latest highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in turkeys on turkey farm in Lower Saxony has been confirmed as the H5N8 variant. ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bird Flu Confirmed in Wild Birds in Japan
JAPAN - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in the Kagoshima region of the country. ...
Bird Flu Confirmed in Washington State
US - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N2 and H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in Washington. ...
High-Path Bird Flu Returns to Germany
GERMANY - A turkey farm in Lower Saxony has been hit by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu virus....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Avian Influenza Confirmed in Italy
ITALY - There has been one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, reported in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. ...
What is the Global Impact of Bird Flu?
GLOBAL - Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade. Regions affected by avian flu outbreaks, like the EU and Canada, will suffer from lost export markets and...
Bird Flu Detected on Canadian Egg Farm
CANADA - An egg farm in Langley is the 10th victim of the avian influenza outbreak....
Bird Flu in Japan Causes 4,000 Chickens to be Culled
JAPAN - The Miyazaki Prefectural Government has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu in three birds that earlier tested positive at a chicken farm in the city of Nobeoka in the nation’s top poultry producing...
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Entry Routes into Europe Uncertain
EU - The precise route of introduction of the H5N8 virus into Europe still remains uncertain, says a scientific report of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that has been generated in collaboration with Member States and the EU Reference Laboratory....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Arrests in Nigeria for Importing Frozen Poultry
NIGERIA - Two people have been arrested in Nigeria for the importation of a large quantities of frozen poultry....
Dutch Relax Bird Flu Control Measures
THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture has announced that measures introduced earlier to reduce the spread of H5N8 avian flu in poultry are being relaxed....
Avian Influenza Reported in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There have been three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5, detected and confirmed in the Vinh Long and Tra Vinh regions of the country between 29 November and 5 December. ...
Bird Flu Could Occur Anywhere, Says Japanese Official
JAPAN - An official at the animal health department has warned that avian influenza could occur anywhere in the country as the result of transmission by wild birds and there is a reminder to travellers of the ban on importing poultry products from affected...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Avian Flu Confirmed at Ninth British Columbia Poultry Farm
CANADA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N2 variant has been confirmed at a ninth farm in the Fraser Valley, bringing the total number of birds affected to more than 180,000....
Friday, December 12, 2014
Bird Flu Protection Zone Lifted But Surveillance Zone Restrictions Remain
UK - Defra has lifted the protection zone restrictions but surveillance zone controls remain in force within the 10-km area, following the avain flu outbreak in Yorkshire in November. ...
Risk of Bird Flu in Norway Relatively Low over Winter
NORWAY - The risk of introducing highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 into Norway is small. ...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Eighth Poultry Farm in British Columbia Confirmed with Avian Flu
CANADA - Two further farms in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza - bringing the total to eight - and the disease is suspected at a further premises....
Belgium Carries out Avian Flu Checks
BELGIUM - Since the outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in neighbouring Netherlands, UK and Germany, Belgium's federal agency for the food chain (FAVV-AASCA) has carried out nationwide checks on disease control measures aimed to keep the virus...
Bird Flu in British Columbia
CANADA - Avian influenza has been confirmed on four poultry farms in British Columbia. ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Germany Confirmed
GERMANY - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected in poultry and wild duck in two previously reported isolated outbreaks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Bird Flu Control Zone Set up in Canada; Seven Countries Ban Imports
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a primary control zone to prevent the spread of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in British Columbia, while seven countries have banned poultry imports from the region....
 
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