Avian Influenza News

News published on May 18, 2021:

Poultry Scientists Test Promising Avian Influenza Vaccination Strategies - Interpretive Summary

by Sam Shafer Avian influenza outbreaks in the United States are rare, but when the virus strikes, the results are devastating. The disease spreads very rapidly, and producers must rely on quarantine-and-cull ...
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News published on March 29, 2021:

Avian Influenza H5N8: Poultry meat remains safe to eat

In the wake of news reports that seven workers at a poultry farm in Russia are the first humans to be infected with the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, the International Poultry Council believes it is important...
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News published on March 9, 2021:

Questions and answers on avian influenza - World Organisation for Animal Health

What is avian influenza? Avian influenza (AI) is a viral disease affecting birds, including several species of domestic poultry, as well as pet and wild birds. While AI viruses are highly species-specific, on ...
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News published on March 16, 2020:

Avian Influenza Outbreak in the Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 16) — The highly-pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza or bird flu has reemerged in the Philippines more than two years after a similar strain affected poultry in the countr...
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News published on December 19, 2019:

New AFIA Educational Program Prepares for Foreign Animal Disease

A new educational program hosted by the American Feed Industry Association will focus on biosecurity as it pertains to foreign animal diseases, such as foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and avian infl...
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News published on May 31, 2019:

The Importance of Avian Influenza Surveillance

The International Egg Commission's Avian Influenza Global Expert Group continues its work to help egg producers manage the risk of Avian Influenza. The recent northern winter has had a very limited number of A...
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News published on March 19, 2018:

USDA Announces Regionalization Agreement with South Korea to Help Protect U.S. Trade During HPAI Detections

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an agreement with the government of South Korea that significantly reduces negative impacts on trade should another detection of highly pathogenic av...
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News published on May 24, 2016:

The Avian Influenza virus strain H9N9 has been seen more often and keep streading

The Avian Influenza (AI) virus strain H9N9 has been seen more often and keeps spreading. The University of Minnesota conducted a research trying to determine the Stalosan F efficacy against this particular viru...
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News published on May 20, 2015:

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

Wenjun Ma, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at Kansas State University, left, and Jürgen Richt, Regents distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and director of the U.S. De...
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News published on May 13, 2015:

Why Some Avian Influenza Vaccines Fail

Avian influenza, or “bird flu,” poses a continuing threat to birds, animals, and people throughout the world. In December 2014, the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 virus in both d...
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Sandra Avant - USDA, Agricultural Research magazine (ARS)
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