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Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu.

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the U.S. state, the Saudi ministry of agriculture said on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

Bird flu: Veterinary dept to continue monitoring poultry in Kelantan.

PASIR MAS, March 26 — The Veterinary Services Department will continue monitoring and inspecting poultry in Kelantan until the state is declared free from bird flu . Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bird flu toll in Miyagi, Chiba kept down to 270,000 chickens.

The chicken cull sparked by the nation's latest bird flu outbreaks fell short of the originally planned goal of 300,000 Sunday as authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures opted to settle for roughly 209,000 and 62,000 chickens, respectively. The two prefectures north of Tokyo were spurred into action by outbreaks of the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

270,000 chickens culled in Japan after bird flu found.

SENDAI, JAPAN - A local government in northeastern Japan finished culling roughly 209,000 chickens on Sunday at a poultry farm following the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu.

- BangkokPost - TH

Taiwan reports new outbreak of bird flu.

TAIWAN has confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu at two poultry farms and culled more than 14,000 birds to prevent further infection, according to the local animal inspection authority.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Deputy Minister confirms no H5N1 infection on humans in Kelantan.

BALIK PULAU, March 25 — The Health Ministry today confirmed that there is no bird flu infection from chicken on humans reported in Kelantan so far and advised members of the public not to panic. Its Deputy Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Germany relaxes some bird flu restrictions as threat recedes.

HAMBURG - German authorities said on Friday they will relax some restrictions introduced to combat the spread of bird flu as the risk from the disease is falling.

- Reuters - US

China confirms outbreak of H7N9 bird flu on Hunan egg farms.

BEIJING - China confirmed an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu at a poultry farm in Hunan province in the southern part of the country, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.

- Reuters - US

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba.

Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms. In Japan's latest bird flu outbreak, the Miyagi Prefectural Government plans to cull 220,000 chickens and bury them by early Monday, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

National › Japan culls 288,000 more chickens for avian flu in Miyagi, Chiba.

Japan deployed hundreds of Self-Defense Force personnel to help cull more than 280,000 chickens in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu. The latest slaughter means more than 1.67 million birds will have…

- Japan Today - JP

Japan culls 280,000 more birds for avian flu.

Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu.

- PhysOrg - NL

Bird flu outbreak called America's worst since 2015

A bird flu outbreak that has resulted in the euthanasia of more than 200,000 animals in three Southern U.S. states already is America's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday. Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage from the disease, but it's unclear whether quarantines, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Malaysia assures China on safety of locally-produced edible bird’s nests

By Melissa Darlyne Chow China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has been briefed on the bird flu situation in Malaysia. The move follows China imposing a temporary ban on raw clean swiftlet edible bird’s nests from Malaysia. Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industries ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015

A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday.

- PhysOrg - NL

Bird-Flu Outbreak Brings Pain for Poultry Producers in Asia

Avian influenza is spreading across Asia in what may be the worst outbreak in seven years, as the human death toll rises and chickens are culled in Japan, South Korea and China in an effort to contain the disease.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Bird flu confirmed in 3 Southern states; poultry not at risk

Bird flu has now been confirmed in three Southern states, but officials say the nation's poultry supply isn't at risk.

- PhysOrg - NL

Bird flu confirmed in 3 Southern states; poultry not at risk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bird flu has now been confirmed in three Southern states, but officials say the nation's poultry supply isn't at risk.

- Billings Gazette - US

Bird flu confirmed in 3 Southern states; poultry not at risk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. " Bird flu has now been confirmed in three Southern states, but officials say the nation's poultry supply isn't at risk.The Kentucky Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that it's temporarily banning the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kelantan Vet Dept disposes off 35,999 fowls, 14,330 eggs

This was in an operation to eradicate the H5N1 bird flu epidemic in the state.

- Malaysiakini - MY

HK researchers identify mutation in H7N9 virus

A mutation in H7N9 avian flu virus that can enhance the ability of the virus to infect humans was identified by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, which made the finding public on Wednesday. The research team from the university's State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases of and the department of ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

- BBC - UK

Bird flu confirmed in two poultry flocks in north Alabama

Alabama officials have confirmed bird flu in two poultry flocks, just a week after three commercial breeders had to kill their chickens across the state line in Tennessee.

- PhysOrg - NL

Breakthrough in H7N9 study a boost for bird flu drug research in Hong Kong

A team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong has cracked the mystery behind how the deadly H7N9 virus has attained a higher ability to infect humans while also being contagious among avian species, placing the city at the forefront of bird flu drug development. Scientists analysed the DNA of H7N9 virus strains ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

France sees bird flu crisis nearly over as spread slows

PARIS - The spread of a severe bird flu virus that ravaged the duck industry in southwestern France since late last year has slowed in the past two weeks, suggesting the crisis could be ending, the farm minister said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Kelantan destroys 1,800 poultry, 1,075 eggs over H5N1 bird flu

State Veterinary Department says it also took 115 samples from 23 premises in a monitoring operation.

- Malaysiakini - MY

K'tan destroys 1,800 poultry, 1,075 eggs over H5N1 bird flu

State Veterinary Department says it also took 115 samples from 23 premises in a monitoring operation.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Kelantan destroys 1,800 poultry to contain bird flu outbreak

KOTA BHARU, March 20 — Kelantan Veterinary Services Department destroyed 1,800 poultry and 1,075 eggs yesterday in a bid to stem the outbreak of avian flu in the state. The department in a statement today said it also took 115 samples...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Constant surveillance' needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza - UN agency

The United Nations food security agency called today for rapid detection and response systems to address a new and potentially lethal outbreak of avian influenza in China.

- UN - INT

Bird Flu Is on the Rise—But the GOP Wants to Downsize the Agencies That Track It

For the second time in three years, a strain of avian flu is on the move through large-scale US chicken farms, alighting in Tennessee last week and more recently in neighboring Alabama. Neither are known to infect humans. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump and the GOP-dominated Congress are mulling deep budget cuts to the ...

- Mother Jones - US

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