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South Korea has banned all poultry farmers from visiting areas wild birds may flock to

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South Korea steps up bird flu measures

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea is stepping up its bird flu protection measures after an influenza strain was found on a big duck farm in Gochang.

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the region has led to Singapore increasing preventative measures

Singapore steps up avian influenza prevention measures

By Aidan Fortune

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has moved to reassure consumers that the nation’s poultry and poultry products are safe for consumption following an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in the neighbouring region of Kelantan in Malaysia. 

A total of 943 Taiwanese poultry farms tested positive for H5 bird flu strains

Taiwan’s bird flu battle shows signs of success

By Jens Kastner

Taiwan veterinary authorities, which have battled H5N8 and H5N2 bird flu outbreaks, are now successfully testing for any remnant of the disease by posting sentinel chickens on disinfected farms for health monitoring.

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.

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.

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