News & Updates

  • 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
  • New cases in central Europe’s avian flu hotspots
    More than 60 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have now been confirmed in Hungarian poultry flocks in less than one month. Bulgaria, Taiwan, and Vietnam have also reported new outbreaks. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-16
  • OIE: 34,160 turkeys lost in South Carolina avian flu case
    The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-10
  • Highly pathogenic avian flu hits South Carolina turkeys
    A commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield, South Carolina, has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), making it the first confirmed case of HPAI in the United States since 2017. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-09
  • Avian flu spreads in poultry in Hungary, Poland
    In two regions of Hungary, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) appears to be spreading rapidly. India, Poland, and Taiwan have confirmed new outbreaks in poultry, all caused by different virus variants, and there is a new outbreak of the mild form of the disease in the U.S. Scientists are warning of the emergence of a new avian flu virus posing a future threat to both humans and poultry. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-09
  • New light shed on avian flu situation in Hungary
    Two highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus variants are circulating in Hungary, and one of these is a new reassortment. New outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed in poultry in Germany and Poland, as well as Taiwan and Vietnam. ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-02