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Philippines bans Australian poultry over bird flu fears

The Philippines has taken a precautionary step by banning poultry imports from Australia following an avian influenza outbreak. Australia, the fourth largest source of...

Bird flu tracked in wild birds in western China

China's Ministry of Agriculture confirmed bird flu cases in wild birds in western China on May 18. Two counties in Qinghai province reported 275...

HPAI virus changes: what are the risks?

Once considered a threat to poultry, avian influenza (AI) has ushered in a new norm, posing risks to humans and other mammals. MELIYANA learns...

Thousands of ducks culled in Kerala due to bird flu

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) has been detected in ducks in two villages in the Alappuzha district in Kerala, India. Authorities have culled 21,000...

H5N1 kills over 4000 birds in Philippine poultry farm

Nearly 4500 birds died from the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (AI) on a farm in Leyte province in the Philippines. Authorities said the...

Nagpur on high alert for bird flu

Nagpur, India is on heightened alert for avian influenza after an outbreak at the Regional Hatchery Center in Seminary Hills. The Nagpur district administration vaccinated...

Japan records sixth AI outbreak of this season

Central Japan started culling around 50,000 birds on January 5 following the confirmation of the first highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) outbreak of the...

Merauke layer industry aims for higher sales with AI-free status

The government of Merauke Regency in South Papua, Indonesia has confirmed the area is now free of avian influenza (AI), with no new cases...

Global organizations warn of ongoing H5N1 threat to people

FAO, WHO, and WOAH have warned that, with H5N1 avian influenza (AI) outbreaks continuing to devastate animal populations and increasing detections in mammals, the...

Indonesia reports avian influenza in ducks

Samples collected from ducks in Amuntal Tengah, South Kalimantan tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI). Indonesia reported the cases to WOAH on...

Multi-species study aids understanding of AI

Investigations of how various bird species respond to avian influenza (AI) have enabled insights into the disease. The findings from a study by Roslin Institute...

Vaccination against AI is now a necessity

In recent years, avian influenza (AI) has become a serious threat, with many countries experiencing their ‘worst-ever’ outbreak. The virus is being detected among...

Not enough land to bury dead birds in Japan

Japan is dealing with its worst avian influenza outbreak that has decimated its poultry flocks and sent egg prices soaring. NKH reports the outbreak...

H5N1 pandemic potential a big worry

Although the WHO said in February that the risk of H5N1 to humans remains low, the situation needs close monitoring, and we must be...

Vietnam develops new method for AI vaccine production

Scientists from Vietnam have developed a new method for producing avian influenza (AI) vaccines from plants using agroinfiltration-based transient gene expression technology. Over the past...

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