News & Updates

  • AI biosecurity lessons prepared poultry industry for 2020
    In these unprecedented times, humans are now a vector of disease that can directly affect business. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-07
  • First avian flu cases in poultry in Belgium, South Korea
    For the first time in the 2020-2021 winter season, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in poultry in Belgium and South Korea. Additional cases in poultry have been registered in Japan, as well as a number of European countries. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-02
  • Avian influenza – an unwelcome early Xmas gift for Europe
    Highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza are again circulating in Europe, an unwelcome gift for Europe’s turkey, chicken and duck producers in the run up to Christmas. ... read more
    Published on 2020-11-30
  • 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