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Sungkyunkwan Uni develops portable AI test equipment

The research team of South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University has developed a new portable test kit for avian influenza (AI) virus. The equipment can detect...

South Korea confirms H5N1 outbreak in Eumseong

South Korea’s government recently confirmed another outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus at a chicken farm in Eumseong, North Chungcheong province. This...

AI infected crows threaten industry in Rajashtan

The local authority in India recently confirmed that 70 crows at the Sambhar Lake, Rajashtan died of avian influenza. “On November 19, we received news...

Asia’s poultry industry shows resilience towards AI 

Avian influenza (AI), also known as bird flu, remains a major challenge to the poultry industry in Asia despite the availability of vaccines. HA...

OIE and WHO urge surveillance and vigilance against AI

As countries enter the high-risk period for avian influenza (AI) spread in birds, OIE recently recommended stepped-up surveillance and biosecurity efforts. In a November 19...

Hong Kong bans poultry imports, Philippines to follow

Hong Kong has suspended the import of poultry meat and eggs from Japan, South Korea, Norway, the Netherlands, and Poland following severe H5 bird...

South Korea, Japan report bird flu outbreaks

South Korea recently confirmed another case of highly pathogenic bird flu at a local duck farm in the southwestern region, the sixth of its...

Chinese man dies from H9N2 infection

China recently reported another H9N2 avian influenza case, which involved a 39-year-old man who died from his infection, according to the latest disease threat...

Vietnam detects H5N8 avian influenza in backyard poultry

The Sub-Department of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province has detected the H5N8 avian influenza (AI) virus in a backyard chicken...

H5N6 human infections in China due to contact with poultry

The largest number of human infections with the H5N6 avian influenza have been in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, though cases have also been reported...

Japan culls birds due to bird flu

Japan has culled 143,000 layers due to bird flu. The agriculture ministry reported the first outbreak for the 2021 winter season, confirming a highly...

China reports 21 human infections with H5N6

China has reported 21 human infections with the H5N6 subtype of avian influenza in 2021 to the WHO, compared with only five last year. A...

South Korea’s poultry sector recovers from bird flu

South Korea’s poultry sector is recovering from bird flu, which pulled down production by 2.8% this year. The last outbreak of the highly pathogenic...

Poland asks Philippines to lift ban on poultry imports

The Polish government is urging the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) to lift its temporary ban on Polish poultry products. The Philippines imposed the ban...

Researchers study genome of human-origin H10N3 isolate

A recent article by Xiaoquan Wang from the Animal Infectious Disease Laboratory of China’s Yangzhou University in the Journal of Infection confirmed the first...

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