A chilled chicken sample sold by mainland China to Hong Kong has been found to contain the avian influenza (AI) virus, government officials have confirmed.
Saudi Arabia has banned the import of poultry meat and eggs from Belgium following an outbreak of avian influenza.
Local government authorities in China may not be fully aware of the potential threat posed by bird flu, after human infections of H7N9 were detected this month.
The UN’s agriculture and animal welfare bodies have called for the development of a robust detection and response system to check a resurgent outbreak of an avian influenza strain that can be lethal for humans.
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’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 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.
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.
China’s agriculture ministry is to set up monitoring networks for the H7N9 bird flu virus across the country’s provinces, cities and counties say government documents.
Hong Kong’s food safety and health authorities have shifted gears and initiated counter measures after the discovery of the H7N9 bird flu virus in a batch of live poultry from mainland China.
Fresh bird flu outbreaks in China
China has confirmed outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza amongst poultry in the country’s Guizhou and Hebei provinces.
China reports another bird flu victim
Another man has fallen ill with avian influenza H7N9 in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed.
India tackles bird flu outbreak
Indian authorities are working to contain an outbreak of bird flu on two government-run poultry operations in Chhattisgarh state, eastern India.
China has confirmed that another person has fallen ill with the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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.
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.
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.
HK bans northeast German poultry
Hong Kong has banned the import of all poultry products, including eggs, from certain German states with immediate effect.
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”.
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...
Vietnam battles bird flu
Vietnam is fighting a new strain of avian influenza which has spread rapidly across seven provinces, according to local media reports.
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.
Hong Kong resumes Liaoning poultry imports
Hong Kong has resumed the import of poultry products from China’s north-eastern Liaoning Province after a 21-day ban, officials have announced.
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).
Hong Kong halts Chinese poultry imports over bird flu
Honk Kong has suspended poultry imports from the eastern Chinese province of Liaoning, after a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in the region.
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 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.
Key Asian poultry producers in Vietnam and India continue to be hit by bird flu outbreaks.
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.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended poultry imports and eggs from Australia following the bird flu outbreak in Victoria earlier this week.
Japan bans all poultry imports from Australia in wake of bird flu outbreak
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has placed a ban on all poultry, egg and egg-product imports from Australia following the bird flu outbreak in Victoria earlier this week.
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’s poultry markets have today resumed trading after officials gave the all-clear from avian flu.
Hong Kong authorities cull 20,000 birds in avian flu measures
Hong Kong authorities have culled nearly 20,000 birds over the last few weeks after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was found in a chicken carcass.
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.
Poultry consumption rebounds in Spain after Asian flu scare
A survey of the effects of bird flu on the Spanish poultry market
demonstrates the complex interplay between government intervention,
consumer concerns and industry reaction to a disease that has the
potential to cripple the sector.
China bans poultry imports to stop bird flu spreading
China has banned imports of poultry products from 14 countries as
one of a raft of new measures to help prevent the spread of bird
Deadly bird flu returns to Thailand
Thailand has confirmed a new bout of bird flu, sparking fears of a
return of the winter outbreak that left over 20 people dead and
devastated the region's poultry industry, writes Anthony
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 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...