Avian Influenza

The FAO is working with Vietnam to control outbreaks of avian influenza

Bird flu will ‘continue’ in Vietnam, expert warns

By Oscar Rousseau

After a deadly outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N1 rocked Vietnam’s southern meat-producing hub, experts have warned the country will continue to suffer from the virus.

Iraq has a 'lack of commitment' to biosecurity, according to an FAO official in the Middle East

Iraq has ‘chronic’ bird flu problem

By Oscar Rousseau

Iraq’s inability to tackle the cause of bird flu means the deadly virus  is likely to spread across neighbouring countries, according to an expert on animal diseases.

The province is putting measures in place to try and reduce the risk of avian influenza outbreaks

Chinese province to halt live poultry trade

By Georgi Gyton

The Guangdong provincial government has signed a regulation that will limit the trading of live birds in urban areas, as it aims to curb the spread of avian influenza in China.

This new strain could pose a threat to poultry producers livelihoods if left unmonitored

FAO issues warning over new strain of avian ‘flu

By Georgi Gyton

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said a new strain of avian influenza, H5N6, needs to be closely monitored in order to avoid a major threat to animal health.

Bird flu H7N9 in China

Chinese Premier urges caution on bird flu

By Carina Perkins

China’s Premier has called for vigilance against the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu spreading across the country, as authorities and experts point to poultry markets as the most likely source.

OIE warns over detecting bird flu in China

OIE warns over detecting bird flu in China

By Carina Perkins

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the current outbreak of avian influenza H7N9 in China will be difficult to control, because birds infected with the virus show no visible signs of illness.

China battles bird flu outbreak

China battles bird flu outbreak

By Carina Perkins

Authorities in China and Hong Kong have warned people to avoid contact with poultry following an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, which has left three dead.

Australian bird flu outbreak leads to import bans

Australian bird flu outbreak leads to import bans

By Carina Perkins and Vladislav Vorotnikov

A number of countries have banned poultry products from Australia over bird flu fears despite claims from the country’s authorities that the latest outbreak has been “successfully controlled”.

China battles new avian flu outbreak

China battles new avian flu outbreak

By Leah Germain

The Chinese government is fighting a fresh major outbreak of avian influenza virus H5N1 in southern China, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). It says the outbreak was first reported on 11 September at a duck farm in the city...

Hong Kong bird flu risk 'low'

Hong Kong bird flu risk 'low'

By Carina Perkins

Hong Kong’s food chief has said that the risk of a local avian influenza (AI) outbreak remains at a “stable and low level”, but warned the poultry industry must remain vigilent.

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai; Tenzing Lamsang, in Thimphu, Bhutan

The Chinese government is fighting to contain a fresh outbreak of avian flu virus H5N1 in central China farms, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Bangladesh poultry sector battles Indian egg imports

Bangladesh poultry sector battles Indian egg imports

By Ankush Chibber

The Bangladesh poultry industry is up in arms over a government decision to allow egg imports from India, even as the local industry is on the brink of collapse on the back of bird flu.

Taiwan bans poultry product exports amid bird flu outbreak

Taiwan bans exports amid bird flu outbreak

By Kacey Culliney

Taiwan has placed a ban on all poultry product exports and almost 60,000 birds from two farms in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in two farms.

Low pathogenic bird flu threatens Australian exports

Low pathogenic bird flu threatens Australian exports

By Melodie Michel

Japan and Hong Kong have suspended imports of Australian poultry products, including meat and eggs, following an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza on a duck farm in Victoria.

Ducks in Australia found with bird flu but chicken deemed safe

25,000 Australian ducks gassed amid bird flu fears

By Ankush Chibber

Australia has activated a national disease emergency plan after an outbreak of deadly bird flu was confirmed following the discovery of infected birds at two free-range duck farms near Melbourne in south eastern Australia.

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

By Carina Perkins

Hong Kong officials have warned of a possible outbreak of bird flu after a chicken carcass from a poultry market tested positive for the H5N1 virus.

Is Vietnam about to restock?

Is Vietnam about to restock?

Vietnam is seeking to import between 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes of
corn for feed as it moves to restock poultry flocks hit by the
outbreak of bird flu earlier this year, even though the FAO has
warned the country not to resume poultry...

China claims bird flu victory

China claims bird flu victory

China claims to have had an early success in stamping out the bird
flu that has been causing severe hardships to the country's
numerous poultry farmers, after the mass culling of some nine
million birds over the seven weeks since...

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