News & Updates

  • 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
  • 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