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Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE.

PARIS - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

EU eggs keep free range status despite bird flu.

Producers of free range eggs can continue to market their products as such even if their hens have restricted access to open-air runs because of bird flu following changes to EU egg marketing standards.

- EUbusiness.com - UK

Helpers at the nest may allow mother birds to lay smaller eggs.

Cooperatively breeding birds and fish may have evolved the adaptive ability to reduce the size of their eggs when helpers are available to lighten the parental load, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that in some species, the social environment may influence female reproductive decisions even prior to the birth of ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE.

- Townhall.com - US

Bird flu's fifth wave: Experts quietly warn that the virus is spreading in Asia.

Public health experts have become wary about raising alarms over new strains because the grave predictions made in 2005 and 2009 turned out to be overblown

- National Post - CA

Commission relaxes rules on labelling free range eggs.

European poultry farmers who are forced by government order to keep their free range chickens confined due to public health concerns, may continue to sell their eggs as 'free range' for 16 weeks after confinement, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. Previously the maximum was 12 weeks. In 2016, an avian flu ...

- EU Observer - EU

Hotels adopt eggs-traordinary measures to deal with shortages.

With over 60% of layer hens culled in province following outbreak of avian influenza, local hospitality industry has put various measures in place.

- Cape Times - SA

Price of foie gras in France set to rocket this Christmas.

The price of foie gras is set to rocket in France once again this Christmas as the ravaged industry continues to suffer the effects of two outbreaks of avian flu in as many years.

- The Local - INT

Avian Flu Found in Wild Bird Droppings.

The agriculture ministry has confirmed a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in wild bird droppings in the southern part of the country. The latest discovery comes just a day after the first AI case of the winter season was confirmed at a poultry farm in Gochang, North Jeolla Province on Sun...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

France in Christmas panic as bird flu crisis leads to foie gras shortage.

France consumers have been warned of a foie gras shortage ahead of Christmas, which means prices will rocket. The French are only just coming out of a butter crisis.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Avian Influenza Detected at Poultry Farm in Gochang.

A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza was reported on a duck farm in Gochang, North Jeolla Province on Sunday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs put all poultry farms off limits to visitors on Monday and Tuesday in order to contain the spread of the virus. Over 37 million c...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

S.Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL, Nov 19 — South Korea today said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking. The virus was discovered on a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

- Reuters - US

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts Warn

Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.

- International NY Times - US

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