News & Updates

  • Mexico, Belgium step up avian flu prevention measures
    After outbreaks of avian influenza in their respective poultry sectors, the veterinary authorities of Mexico and Belgium have introduced new measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the disease. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-17
  • Mexico raises chicken import quota after more avian flu cases
    Veterinary authorities in China, Mexico and South Africa have reported new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the past week. Concerned over the development of the disease in the country, the Mexican government has eased restrictions on the import of chicken meat to prevent future shortages. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-10
  • Study: Gene editing can control avian influenza
    Gene editing may be able to help control the avian influenza virus in the future, according to the results of new university research. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-05
  • How the Chinese chicken market is responding to ASF
    China's ongoing African swine fever outbreak and the swine sector's difficulties will provide opportunities for the poultry sector for years to come. ... read more
    Published on 2019-06-04
  • Avian flu studies reveal climate change impacts, unknown virus presence
    Additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the poultry sectors of Nigeria and Taiwan, while a new virus has been detected at live bird markets in Bangladesh for the first time. A health professional considers there may have been more human cases of the disease in Nepal, and disease experts have been examining the likely impacts of climate change on avian flu viruses. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-31
  • Sunrise Farms sues depopulation, disinfection companies
    Sunrise Farms filed a lawsuit against companies hired by the federal government to depopulate and disinfect its property after highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected at its facility near Harris, Iowa, in 2015. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-29
  • Mexico, Vietnam report new avian flu outbreaks
    Further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in poultry in Mexico and Vietnam, and an unusual avian flu virus type has been detected on farms in Belgium. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • Researchers study effectiveness of heat treatment of poultry houses
    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, in which scientists studied the effectiveness of heat treatment of poultry houses. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Global avian flu situation eases
    Based on official reports received by the global animal health agency, the incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry appears to be in decline, although new outbreaks have been confirmed in Nepal and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-16
  • Nepal records first human case of avian flu, more in poultry
    The first human case of avian influenza A H5N1 has been confirmed in Nepal, while new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been reported in Mexico, Nepal and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-07
  • Avian flu confirmed in California breeding duck flock
    Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a flock of almost 9,500 breeding ducks in Monterey County, California. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-29
  • Israel reports return of avian flu to poultry sector
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Israel for the first time in more than two years, while a low-pathogenic form of the virus has been found in poultry in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-29
  • New avian flu virus detected in Cambodia
    An H5N6 variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time in poultry in Cambodia, and new cases have been confirmed in Mexico, Nigeria, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-22
  • Bhutan reports return of avian flu to poultry sector
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the poultry industry in Bhutan after an absence of eight months, and new cases have been confirmed in Bulgaria, Iran, Nepal, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-15
  • Avian flu returns to China, Mexico
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the poultry sectors of China and Mexico, and new outbreaks of the disease have occurred in Bulgaria, India, Nepal, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-09