News & Updates

  • Poland registers first avian flu outbreak of the winter
    The first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of this winter season have been reported in Poland. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-25
  • EFSA: High risk of avian flu spreading in Europe
    Close cooperation will be needed to halt the further spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Europe, according to the region’s animal health agency. Four European countries have reported their first cases this season, and an eighth outbreak has been confirmed in a Japanese poultry flock. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-24
  • Use of lasers could be a way to keep avian flu away
    The use of lasers could be an effective way to prevent avian influenza from being introduced into free-range poultry flocks, according to a study. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-20
  • 4 European states, Laos confirm first cases of avian flu in poultry
    In a fast evolving situation, four European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden — have officially registered the season’s first outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. The disease has returned to Laos, where a human infection has also been recorded. Additional outbreaks have occurred among European poultry flocks, as well as those of Japan, Kazakhstan and Russia. HPAI virus has also been detected in wild birds in South Korea, and western Europe. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-19
  • Avian flu returns to poultry flocks in Germany and Japan
    New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry flocks in Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-11
  • Avian flu virus detected from South Korea, Russia to western Europe
    While Russia and Israel report further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, first cases of the season have been detected in western Europe. Wild birds at two locations in South Korea have tested positive for a related virus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-04
  • Housing order for Dutch poultry as avian flu detected in wild birds
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in western Europe for the first time this autumn, sparking an immediate housing order for poultry in The Netherlands. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-27
  • Second poultry flock, wild birds test positive for avian flu in Israel
    Following a first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a chicken flock in northern Israel earlier this month, cases have now been detected in a second flock in another region, as well as cases among captive water birds. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-21
  • Avian flu confirmed at Israeli poultry farm
    Following a prolonged absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at a kibbutz in Israel. There have also been further outbreaks in Russia, while South Africa has reported detecting two different types of the mild form of the disease on ostrich farms. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-15
  • Disease mitigation technology tracks movement between farms
    GPS technology could help manage the spread of disease on poultry farms within minutes of the first report of disease symptoms. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-12
  • Europe warned to be on high alert for avian flu
    A new report urges European countries to prepare for likely outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry and other birds in the coming months. The advice follows a recent spike in outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Russia and Kazakhstan. There have also been new cases in Vietnamese poultry, while the mild form of the disease has been detected among more South African commercial ostriches, and in captive birds at a German zoo. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-07
  • APHIS updates National Poultry Improvement Plan
    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP. ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-01
  • How COVID-19 affected avian flu response in Carolinas
    Responding to an avian influenza outbreak is an ordeal under any circumstance. But when the virus struck in North Carolina and South Carolina during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal health officials had to deal with a new set of challenges. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-30
  • Avian flu spreads in Kazakhstan, Russia
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in poultry in a fourth federal district of Russia, and to seven regions of Kazakhstan. Following earlier outbreaks in the state of Victoria in Australia, disease control restrictions are now being eased. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-30
  • Dutch study to support future avian flu outbreak control
    Over the past week, four countries have registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry — Kazakhstan, Russia, the Philippines and Taiwan. Meanwhile, new research in the Netherlands will assist in the control of any future outbreaks of the disease. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-23