News & Updates

  • Four countries declare avian flu situation resolved
    Over the past week, only one state — Chinese Taipei — has officially reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. In Germany, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam, the disease situation is reported to be resolved. Irish farmers whose flocks were culled after testing positive for the mild avian flu virus have been invited to apply for some financial compensation. ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-02
  • Bulgaria, Taiwan report new cases of avian flu in poultry
    After a short absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in commercial poultry flocks in Bulgaria and Taiwan. In Italy, two different viruses linked to the mild form of avian flu have been detected in recent months. ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-25
  • United Kingdom, Egypt declare freedom from avian flu
    Veterinary authorities in Egypt and the United Kingdom (U.K.) have declared their respective countries free of avian influenza. ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-18
  • Bulgaria, Hungary report new cases of avian flu in poultry
    After a short absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected once more in Bulgarian poultry. There have also been six new outbreaks in Hungary. ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-11
  • Avian flu virus detected in five Indian states
    India’s veterinary authority has confirmed widespread outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry and other birds earlier this year, and there have been new cases at a farm in Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-04
  • Further avian flu outbreaks confirmed in Hungarian poultry
    Hungary’s veterinary authority has reported further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. In China, two more young children have tested positive for a flu virus of avian origin. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-28
  • 12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs
    Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-28
  • Iceland beats infectious bursal disease outbreak
    Following a single outbreak of infectious bursal disease (IBD) at a broiler farm last year, veterinary authorities in Iceland have declared the disease situation “resolved.” ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • Highly pathogenic avian flu returns to Iraq
    Iraq has confirmed the country's first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry for more than one year. New cases have been reported in Hungary and Taiwan, while veterinary authorities continue to deal with the aftermath of previous avian flu outbreaks in Ireland and the U.S. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-21
  • Avian flu causes havoc among Hungarian poultry
    While a further 19 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are confirmed on poultry farms in Hungary, there have also been new cases in Taiwan and Vietnam. In China, two new cases of influenza of avian origin have been confirmed in young children, both of whom have recovered. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-14
  • Avian flu losses rise sharply in Hungary
    As the number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Hungarian poultry this year approaches 250, the disease has spread to a third region. While there have been new cases in Taiwan, Irish poultry farmers are seeking compensation for the loss of flocks culled as the result of a non-notifiable influenza virus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-06
  • Avian influenza breakthrough could have wider implications
    Modified antibody segments could reduce the symptoms and spread of avian influenza and offer potential for wider disease use. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-06
  • Nanopore sequencing could be the future of rapid diagnostics
    Nanopore sequencing is a new technology that could be a more cost-effective, efficient approach to rapidly and accurately diagnose poultry respiratory diseases. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-05
  • South Carolina avian influenza control zone released
    Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) has released the control area surrounding a commercial turkey farm in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-04
  • Hungary records more secondary avian flu outbreaks
    Only Hungary has officially confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry over the past week. Direct losses of birds in the country’s poultry-dense region continue to rise. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-23