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27 May 2015
States Hit by Further Presumed Bird Flu Cases
US - Presumptive new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been announced by Minnesota's state government, ending a hiatus of new cases that lasted over a week....
26 May 2015
Two Further Avian Flu Outbreaks in US
US - There have been two more confirmed outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Iowa....
International Egg Commission Launches Avian Flu Action Plan
GLOBAL - The International Egg Commission (IEC) is launching its 'Avian Influenza Action Plan', a series of initiatives related to combating avian influenza....
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....
20 May 2015
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
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
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....
14 May 2015
Newcastle Disease Detected in Nicaragua
NICARAGUA - As the result of heightened surveillance following an outbreak of Newcastle disease in neighbouring Costa Rica, an outbreak has been detected in one of the border districts in Nicaragua....
13 May 2015
Award for 2 Sisters’ Work on Campylobacter
UK - Poultry and food processor, 2 Sisters Food Group has won industry praise for its work in controlling Campylobactor....
12 May 2015
H5N8 Avian Flu Virus Spreads to Indiana
US - The latest confirmed outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in US poultry bring the total to 145 outbreaks involving more than 30 million birds. One of the new outbreaks could be a significant development: it was the first in Indiana and...
Taiwan Confirms Outbreaks of H5N2 Avian Flu
TAIWAN - Ten new outbreaks of high-path avian flu caused by the the H5N2 variant of the virus have been confirmed in Taiwan, nine on farms and in two wild birds. Most of the outbreaks date back to January and early February 2015....
USPOULTRY Hosts Web-based Farm Depopulation Training
US - As a follow-up to the “Overview on Farm Depopulation” webinar, USPOULTRY is hosting a web-based “Farm Depopulation Training” on Tuesday, May 12, from 1 – 2:15 p.m. EDT and from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. EDT. The web-based training is free of charge...
11 May 2015
Two Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in Northern Turkey
TURKEY - Two outbreaks of avian influenza have been confirmed on northern Turkey; the H5N1 highly pathogenic virus has been identified in one of these cases....
Ecuador Bans US Poultry on Bird Flu Fears
ECUADOR - The country has banned imports of all poultry products from the United States, reports the USDA....
08 May 2015
Telangana State on Bird Flu Alert Again
INDIA - Avian flu is feared to be the cause of death of hundreds of chickens in Ranagreddy district....
07 May 2015
US Bird Flu Toll: 20 Million Chickens, Five Million Turkeys
US - In the latest official update, 11 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in US poultry; eight of these are in commercial turkeys and two in commercial chickens, all in counties and states with previous outbreaks....
Hygiene Starts Before Hatching
UK - Eggs are not impervious to infection, according to Aviagen, offering advice on keeping hatching eggs as hygienically clean as possible....
New Delaware Lab 'Go To' for Bird Flu
US – Newly renovated University of Delaware laboratory facilities should help put the brakes on avian diseases....
Will Canadian Poultry Farmers Need Bird Flu Insurance?
CANADA - A poultry industry-generated insurance is being considered in British Columbia to cover business losses and the cost of cleaning and disinfection after any future outbreak of bird flu....
06 May 2015
Avian Flu Toll in US Doubles in a Week
US - Five new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in Minnesota and three in Iowa; seven of these were in commercial turkeys. These bring the total number of confirmed outbreaks to 122 with almost 24 million birds affected....
Bird Flu Reported to be Causing Heavy Losses in Western Turkey
TURKEY - Avian flu is reported by local farmers to have caused losses of well over one million poultry in the western province of Balikesir....
05 May 2015
CME: Rising Bird Flu Cases Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to worsen, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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