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Avian influenza reported across four countries in recent months

26 March 2019, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - The Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) has published a report detailing recent outbreaks of avian influenza in China, Nepal, Iraq and Cambodia

In the latest avian flu developments in poultry, China reported a highly pathogenic H7N9 outbreak in zoo birds, Nepal reported three more highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreaks, Iraq reported an event involving highly pathogenic H5N8, and Cambodia reported three outbreaks involving low-pathogenic H7N4.

So far it's not known if the virus that caused the Cambodian outbreak is related to a human infection from a novel H7N4 virus reported in China in 2018, reported CIDRAP.

See the full report from CIDRAP here