News & Updates

  • 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
  • Avian flu confirmed in Kazakhstan
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been identified as the cause of poultry mortalities in several reports of Kazakhstan, while new outbreaks are reported in nearby regions of Russia. The disease has also returned to northern Vietnam after a short absence. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-17
  • Avian flu threat continues in Australia
    While there have been no further outbreaks in Australia over the past week, avian influenza controls remain in place where previous cases have been recorded. New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in Russia and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-10
  • Australia confirms third avian flu virus type in poultry
    Australia’s government has confirmed that a third type of the avian influenza virus has been detected in commercial poultry within one month. While the latest is defined as a mild form of the disease, it has brought mortalities to an emu flock. In Russia, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has spread to two new regions, and a further outbreak has been recorded among native chickens in Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-02
  • Australia, Taiwan report avian flu in commercial poultry
    New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are reported in laying hens and emus in Australia, as well as among native chickens in Taiwan. The disease has returned to Russia’s Siberia, and a mild form of the virus has been detected again in South African ostriches after a one-year absence. ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-26
  • Avian flu outbreaks center on Western Pacific region
    While further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed among poultry in Australia, Taiwan, and Vietnam, multiple outbreaks have been reported in North Korea. For the first time in seven years, the mild form of the disease has been detected in two Australian flocks. ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-12
  • South Carolina H7N3 avian influenza situation resolved
    South Carolina can now officially consider itself free of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said in a report. ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-06
  • Australia, Philippines and Russia report return of avian flu in poultry
    Recent mortalities and reduced production in poultry have been linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Countries confirming the latest outbreaks are on different continents, and three virus families are involved. Meanwhile, new research highlights the need to protect domestic poultry from wild birds, which represent the most likely source of infection. ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-06
  • Diseases hit MHP’s poultry business
    So far this year, two diseases — avian influenza and COVID-19 —have negatively impacted Ukraine-based agri-food group MHP SE. ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-05
  • Avian flu: ever-changing threat to poultry health
    Recent studies suggest that two families of avian influenza virus pose more of a threat than previously thought. While three countries report they have resolved the disease situation, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry and other commercial birds in the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam. Following contact with domestic poultry, two Chinese children have tested positive for the H7N9 influenza virus. ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-29
  • 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