Influenza

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.

Australia discovers new chicken virus

Australia discovers new chicken virus

By Nicholas Robinson

A new infectious chicken virus, which stems from a European vaccine, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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.

Too early to restock?

Too early to restock?

The Asian poultry industry continues to send out contradictory
messages in the wake of the bird flu outbreak. Whilst Thailand
looks set to restock its poultry flocks - a move which some
industry observers believe could be premature...

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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