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.

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