Bird Flu / Avian Flu

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It’s all in the genes: New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu

The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed.

Avian influenza expert raises concerns as USDA stockpiles vaccines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next…

Avian flu confirmed in UK

A case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire.A temporary control zone imposed on Friday at the affected farm has now been replaced by a 10 kilometre surveillance zone and an…

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – Arizona taking steps to protect poultry

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Advice for backyard poultry keepers to protect birds from avian flu, UK

Following the recent case of avian flu discovered in The Netherlands, the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Poultry…

First human case of new bird flu virus confirmed in China

Scientists from China have reported on the world’s first confirmed case of human infection with a novel bird flu virus that has evolved from the H10N8 avian virus.

Bird Flu Reported In German Poultry Farm

Initial tests confirm H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) infection in a duck farm in Brandenburg, eastern Germany, authorities announced today. Environment Ministry officials say that H5N1 was initially suspected when the poultry farm, which was carrying …

Pigs In Southern China Infected With Avian Flu

Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbio…