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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...

No AI in Malaysia, chicken supply stable

Malaysia’s Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu said there have been no reports of avian influenza (AI) in Malaysia, and chicken supply for...

H&N offers biosecurity guidelines to keep AI out

Layer genetics company H&N International has released a biosecurity guideline to help egg producers prevent the spread of avian influenza (AI). Titled ‘Biosecurity in times...

AI cases confirmed in South and North Korea

South Korea confirmed one more avian influenza (AI) case at a duck farm on December 6 as the latest in a series of infections...

AI infects thousands of ducks in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Quang Ngai province in Vietnam reported that avian influenza (AI) virus killed over 2200 ducks in...

Japan confirms 18 outbreaks of HPAI in 12 prefectures

Cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are spreading at an unusual pace in Japan, with 18 outbreaks confirmed this season through November...

HPAI hits poultry in India, Japan

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this month was detected hit poultry in India and Japan. In India, a H5N1 outbreak has hit the Alappuzha district...

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