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Using big data to improve AMR surveillance

Big data and machine learning in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in poultry production could help inform interventions and offer protection against germs that are...

Philippines suspends poultry imports from countries hit by AI

The Philippines has suspended poultry shipments from US’ California and Hungary and Japan over recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI). The ban includes imports of...

Pakistan sets up lab for AMR surveillance

The Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has set up a Disease Investigation Laboratory to investigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock....

Kerala raises biosecurity as ASF spreads in the north

Kerala state in south India has warned its pig sector to raise biosecurity measures following reports that ASF is spreading in the north. The...

Koronadal City ups surveillance for ASF, stays virus-free

The Veterinary Office of Koronadal City in the Philippines has intensified its surveillance and monitoring against ASF after an incursion in a neighboring municipality....

FAO launches improved global animal disease information system

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the EMPRES-i+, a new web-based animal disease information system that will help countries identify and mitigate...

FAO launches improved global animal disease information system

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the EMPRES-i+, its improved web-based animal disease information system that will help countries identify and mitigate...

India initiates surveillance after human avian influenza case

The Health Department in Gurgaon, India plans to start passive surveillance in Chakkarpur area to assess the threat of avian influenza following the death...

Contacts of avian influenza victim under surveillance

All close contacts of the 11-year-old boy, the first human victim of avian influenza in India, have been put under surveillance to check for...

Surveillance is foundation of preparedness and response for avian influenza

With avian influenza outbreaks, caused by both low and highly pathogenic strains in the past months in many Asian countries, surveillance has become a...

India should organize year-round surveillance to control bird flu

India should develop and organize year-round passive and active surveillance at a network of locations across the country in order to control existing avian...

Passive surveillance is key in early detection of ASF

The most effective way to detect ASF early in a farm or a region is through passive surveillance, said Klaus Depner, Senior Scientific Officer...

Philippines orders moratorium on AI laboratory fees

Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has ordered a moratorium on avian influenza (AI) laboratory fees to help poultry producers reduce their production costs during the...

Thailand keeps ASF out with stringent border surveillance

Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development (DLD) is taking precautions to secure its borders from ASF. Following a visit to Ban Na Kra Seng Border...

Indonesia should raise control on imported pork

ASF is a threat to pig farmers in Indonesia, especially in North Sulawesi and Bali which are main pig production centers. Sauland Sinaga, Chairman...

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