News & Updates

  • Avian flu studies reveal climate change impacts, unknown virus presence
    Additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the poultry sectors of Nigeria and Taiwan, while a new virus has been detected at live bird markets in Bangladesh for the first time. A health professional considers there may have been more human cases of the disease in Nepal, and disease experts have been examining the likely impacts of climate change on avian flu viruses. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-31
  • Sunrise Farms sues depopulation, disinfection companies
    Sunrise Farms filed a lawsuit against companies hired by the federal government to depopulate and disinfect its property after highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected at its facility near Harris, Iowa, in 2015. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-29
  • Mexico, Vietnam report new avian flu outbreaks
    Further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in poultry in Mexico and Vietnam, and an unusual avian flu virus type has been detected on farms in Belgium. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-23
  • Researchers study effectiveness of heat treatment of poultry houses
    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, in which scientists studied the effectiveness of heat treatment of poultry houses. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-21
  • Global avian flu situation eases
    Based on official reports received by the global animal health agency, the incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry appears to be in decline, although new outbreaks have been confirmed in Nepal and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-16
  • Nepal records first human case of avian flu, more in poultry
    The first human case of avian influenza A H5N1 has been confirmed in Nepal, while new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been reported in Mexico, Nepal and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-07
  • Avian flu confirmed in California breeding duck flock
    Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a flock of almost 9,500 breeding ducks in Monterey County, California. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-29
  • Israel reports return of avian flu to poultry sector
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Israel for the first time in more than two years, while a low-pathogenic form of the virus has been found in poultry in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-29
  • New avian flu virus detected in Cambodia
    An H5N6 variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time in poultry in Cambodia, and new cases have been confirmed in Mexico, Nigeria, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-22
  • Bhutan reports return of avian flu to poultry sector
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the poultry industry in Bhutan after an absence of eight months, and new cases have been confirmed in Bulgaria, Iran, Nepal, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-15
  • Avian flu returns to China, Mexico
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the poultry sectors of China and Mexico, and new outbreaks of the disease have occurred in Bulgaria, India, Nepal, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-09
  • New avian flu cases in Iraq, Nepal, Taiwan
    Iraq’s animal health agency has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the country’s poultry industry, and there have been new outbreaks Nepal and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2019-04-02
  • China lifts French poultry import ban
    China has lifted its ban on the import of poultry from France that had been in place since 2015. ... read more
    Published on 2019-03-27
  • Nepal confirms avian flu outbreaks in poultry
    After a few months of apparent freedom from the disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to Nepal, and Taiwan has reported one new outbreak in poultry. ... read more
    Published on 2019-03-25
  • Avian flu outbreaks reported on three continents
    There have been new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Bulgaria, Egypt, Iran, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as in commercial ostriches in a new region of South Africa. ... read more
    Published on 2019-03-18