Bird flu cases revive fear of repeat of major 2015 outbreak

2017-03-10 16:39

The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm is reviving memories of a devastating outbreak in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest.

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Dutch kill 190 000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

2016-11-27 17:40

Dutch officials have culled 190 000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectious strain of bird flu, officials and local media said.

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

2016-06-07 11:34

Hong Kong has culled 4 500 birds after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.

400 000 birds at Indiana farms with bird flu killed

2016-01-21 09:55

Animal health officials responding to a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana say crews have finished killing more than 400 000 birds ordered euthanised at the 10 affected commercial poultry farms

Bird flu detected in US turkey flock

2016-01-17 13:30

Bird flu has been detected in a US turkey flock, but is different from the strain that devastated the nation's poultry industry last year, say officials.

Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

2015-06-17 12:31

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the US, as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, a report says.

Bird flu outbreaks hit 35 countries since early 2014

2015-05-19 15:34

US poultry and egg producers have been grappling with a record outbreak of avian flu that has led to the culling of more than 33 million birds since December last year.

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling

2015-04-29 13:19

Avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the US appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans, but could be a potential long-term threat.

Niger confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

2015-04-23 09:20

Niger has announced an outbreak of the highly infectious h5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in Maradi.


Bird flu outbreak spreads to Belgium

2017-02-04 06:05

A highly contagious strain of bird flu that has affected poultry farmers in France and Germany has now spread to Belgium.

Britain reports bird flu in wild duck

2016-12-22 22:26

Britain has announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in a wild duck found dead in Wales, warning poultry keepers to remain vigilant as Christmas approaches.

Geese to be culled in Germany due to bird flu

2016-11-20 17:57

Around 8 800 geese on two poultry farms will be culled in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein because some of the animals are infected with bird flu.

Bird flu reappears in Cameroon

2016-05-26 22:01

Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.

Frigid air slows efforts to euthanase turkeys

2016-01-19 07:52

Frigid temperatures are hampering efforts to euthanase turkeys at several Indiana farms were a strain of bird flu has been found.

Bird flu aftershocks to drive turkey, egg prices up

2015-08-18 18:27

Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper US farmers' efforts to rebuild ravaged egg supplies after the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu.

Bird flu epidemic in 35 countries

2015-05-19 16:59

More than 35 countries have been hit in a surge in bird flu outbreaks since early last year, killing tens of millions of birds.

US bird flu could cost $1bn

2015-05-19 06:51

Bird flu could cost nearly $1bn in the economies of the two central states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists say, and the virus is still spreading.

Bird flu poses little threat to people

2015-04-23 13:52

Genetic analysis indicates that the public shouldn't be alarmed about catching bird flu as it may not be contagious to humans, health officials say.

Bird flu hits millions of US chickens

2015-04-21 12:15

The bird flu virus has affected millions of chickens at an Iowa farm in the US, and all of them must be killed.

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