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02 May 2015
More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Minnesota, State of Emergency in Iowa
US - As four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza are suspected in the state, the Governor of Iowa has declared a State of Emergency to help gain control of the disease. Two new outbreaks are suspected in Minnesota....
01 May 2015
Number of Avian Flu Outbreaks in US Exceeds 100
US - Three new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in the latest USDA update bring the total number of outbreaks to 101, affecting more than 15.7 million birds. Among the latest farms to be affected is the largest yet - 5.5 million...
Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO - There have been seven new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country....
30 April 2015
New Award to Recognise Innovation in Poultry Vaccination
GLOBAL - The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and Merial have announced the creation of the WVPA-Merial Innovation in Vaccination Award which will be presented to a veterinarian or poultry health scientist for an outstanding contribution to...
Newcastle Disease Returns to Costa Rica
COSTA RICA - After an absence of more that 25 years, Newcastle disease has returned to Costa Rica, affecting a backyard flock in the north-west of the country....
Eleven New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in US
US - The latest official update records 11 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza, all in commercial flocks - four in Iowa in chickens and seven in Minnesota turkeys; more than 4.36 million birds are affected in these new outbreaks, bringing...
Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks Take Minnesota Total to 67
US - Four new confirmed outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza bring the total number in the state to 67 across 19 counties....
29 April 2015
US Avian Flu Tolls Exceeds 11 Million
US - Official figures put the toll of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza at 87 outbreaks in poultry, affecting more than 11 million birds....
Ghana on Bird Flu Alert
GHANA - Following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in neighbouring Burkina Faso, the authorities in Ghana have announced control measures and warned people to be on alert for signs of the disease....
Viet Nam Reports New Outbreak of High-path Avian Flu
VIET NAM - A flock of village poultry in the north of the country has been hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N6 subtype....
North Dakota Stops Poultry Movements Without Authorisation
US - Poultry movements in North Dakota have been limited to control the spread of avian influenza in the state following two recent outbreaks in commercial poultry....
27 April 2015
Bird Flu Confirmed on Ontario Turkey Farm
CANADA - A third farm has now been confirmed with H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the province of Ontario....
New Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan's Poultry Flocks
TAIWAN - H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu has hit two more goose flocks, while the H5N2 variant of the virus was found in two poultry flocks and at an abattoir; almost 33,000 birds died or had to be destroyed....
25 April 2015
US Confirms Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks; 60 in Commercial Turkeys
US - USDA confirmed four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry on 24 April, all affecting commercial flocks - three of turkeys and one of chickens. Three of the outbreaks were in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin....
24 April 2015
Warning of Bird Flu Risks to Backyard Poultry Flocks
US - At an international conference on avian influenza at the University of Georgia last week, the important role of hobby and smallholder flock owners in the control of the disease were not overlooked. ...
USDA Confirms 12 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - According to the USDA, 12 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry were confirmed in the latest update, although it appears that all but two of these had been included in the previous day's report....
Challenges of Depopulating a Large Egg Flock
US - The Iowa egg company hit by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been facing the huge challenges of humanely euthanising of the flock and then safely disposing of the carcasses....
23 April 2015
Australian Officials Rally to Reverse Poultry Ban by PNG
AUSTRALIA – Australian farm ministers are in talks with Papua New Guinea (PNG) to lift a recently imposed ban on uncooked poultry products from Australia....
Thirteen New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in Minnesota Turkeys
US - Thirteen new outbreaks of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been added to the official count by the USDA - all in commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota. ...
Ontario's Bird Flu Control Zone Extended
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a second Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment within the zone to minimise disease spread....
Niger Reports First Avian Flu Outbreak for Eight Years
NIGER - The first outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country for over eight years has occurred on a farm in the south of the country....
Low-path Bird Flu on Western Cape Ostrich Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The veterinary authority has reported one further outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype in commercial ostriches dating back to November 2014....
Seven Outbreaks of Low-path Avian Flu Confirmed in Taiwan
TAIWAN - The authorities have confirmed seven outbreaks in commercial poultry of the H5N2 variant of low-pathogenic avian flu, dating back to January and February this year....
22 April 2015
Poultry Webinar to Discuss Waterfowl Mitigation
US - The US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will be hosting a webinar in May addressing the topic of on-farm waterfowl mitigation practices....
Four New Outbreaks of Avian Flu in US Confirmed
US - Four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian flu have been confirmed, affecting 425,000 commercial turkeys....
 
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