Influenza

India reports bird flu outbreak

India reports bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

India has culled more than 900 birds after it reported a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension

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Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that it has suspended imports of poultry meat and products from the Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City...

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. 

Poultry prices in China have dropped significantly following avian influenze outbreaks

China’s bird flu outbreak ‘serious’

By Oscar Rousseau

An outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in China that has already claimed the lives of more than 100 people is likely to hurt the pockets of farmers, according to analysts. 

Hong Kong has added to its poultry import blacklist following incidents of avian influenza

Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

By Aidan Fortune

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts in Ukraine and the Klodzki and Krakowski districts of Poland following...

In the wake of further AI outbreaks, Hong Kong has added more regions to its blocked imports list

Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

By Aidan Fortune

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts in Ukraine and the Klodzki and Krakowski districts of Poland following...

China's chicken supply could be at risk

China’s chicken supply chain in danger

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s supply chain faces a challenge with historically low breeding stock supplies compounded by outbreaks of bird flu in markets China depends on for a regular flow of grandparent birds. 

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.

A cause of the avian influenza outbreak in Vietnam remains unclear

Vietnam hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

Hundreds of chickens have been culled in backyard poultry farms in Vietnam following the outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain.

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.

It's unclear if the outbreak of AI will result in poultry trade bans for South Korea

South Korea hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

Just one month after securing its bird flu-free status, South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed bird flu has been detected near the country’s capital, Seoul. 

In 2014, Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens after the H7 strain was found

Bird flu virus claims Chinese woman's life

By Oscar Rousseau

A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. 

A total of 151 cases have been confirmed at cattle and pig farms

South Korea continues to battle livestock disease

By Chloe Ryan

South Korea is continuing to fight outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which despite a cull of millions and a vaccination programme have not yet been eradicated.

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.

New bird flu strain causing concern for poultry producers in SE Asia

Southeast Asia

New bird flu strain causing concern for poultry producers in SE Asia

By RJ Whitehead

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned. 

FAO calls for vigilance with avian influenza on the rise in China

FAO calls for vigilance with avian influenza on the rise in China

By RJ Whitehead

Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned.

Bird flu discovered at Chinese poultry market

Bird flu found at Chinese poultry market

By Carina Perkins

Chinese authorities have confirmed that a sample taken from a live poultry market in the country’s Guangdong province has tested positive for bird flu H7N9.

Hong Kong on alert after second bird flu case

Bird flu strikes again in Hong Kong

By Carina Perkins

A second person has fallen ill with avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong, although authorities have labelled it an “imported case”.

The H7N9 strain of bird flu has killed 44 people

Bird flu strikes again in China

By Carina Perkins

Chinese authorities have confirmed that another person has fallen ill with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu.

Positive outlook for China’s pork output

Positive outlook for China’s pork output

By RJ Whitehead

China’s pork industry looks like it’s moving in a positive direction over the rest of this year, and as far as 2014, according to Rabobank research.

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.

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