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Agency starts to rethink
FRANCE, Paris. The return of deadly bird flu strain in China prompts agencies to rethink its approach.
Mutation of H7N9 bird flu strain found
CHINA, Guangdong. Samples taken from patients show genetic change but no sign of higher risk to humans.
Pandemic desease continues to spread
USA, Washington, D.C. USDA confirms H5N2 bird flu in Montana wild duck.
H5N8 confirmed in Ireland
IRELAND, Dublin. The finding is not unexpected given the detection of highly pathogenic H5N8 in wild birds in Great Britain in the last two weeks.
China: bird flu situation is stable
CHINA, Beijing. In China bird flu has not spread and shows no impact on the poultry market.
New bird flu strain in SE Asia
ITALY, Rome A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.
World Meat Congress: Nachhaltiges Ernähren geht nur gemeinsam
FRANKFURT Vom 15. bis zum 16. Juni 2014 schaute die Fleischbranche nach Peking: Dort fand der 20. World Meat Congress statt. Um die Welt nachhaltig ernähren zu können, muss die Branche eng zusammen arbeiten.
H7N9: Risk areas in Asia mapped
KENYA, Nairobi A new study reveals conditions linked to the emergence and spread of bird flu and maps the areas of Asia at greatest risk of the spread of the new virus strain.
New OIE international standards and guidelines on animal health
FRANCE, Paris Over 850 participants, representing Member Countries of the OIE as well as numerous international, intergovernmental, regional and national organisations took part in the 82nd Session of the OIE, which marked the 90th Anniversary of the Organisation.
Call for neutral disease nomenclature
BELGIUM, Brussels The International Poultry Council has expressed its support for efforts by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to review the nomenclature of existing and emerging animal diseases to ensure that the names are used accurately by the media and by infectious disease experts.
Sales of live local chickens suspended
HONG KONG Sales of local fresh chickens has been suspended from April 14 on, drastically cutting daily supplies, until imports of live poultry from the mainland resume in June. More than 50 of 130 chicken stalls are expected to suspend their businesses until the ban is lifted, according to The Standard.
Human cases of influenza A(H7N9) on the rise again
ITALY, Rome Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, FAO warned.
China kämpft mit der Vogelgrippe
PEKING In der chinesischen Provinz Hebei ist auf einem Geflügelbetrieb das Vogelgrippevirus H5N2 nachgewiesen worden. Aus Vorsorgegründen wurden insgesamt 125.700 Hühner gekeult.
Shanghai introduces new live poultry regulations
CHINA, Shanghai China's biggest city will see new live poultry trade standards now that sales have resumed after they were banned due to the H7N9 outbreak.
New bird flu found to be less deadly
CHINA, Beijing The H7N9 strain of bird flu that has killed 38 people in China since March is less deadly than had been supposed, according to the most detailed analysis of the outbreak so far.
Poultry price could increase in Taiwan
TAIWAN, Taipei Vendors warned that the price of poultry might increase in June due to an increase in electricity prices that have resulted from the ban on the slaughter of fowl in traditional markets.
Rätselraten um das Vogelgrippevirus H7N9
SHANGHAI Das in China grassierende Vogelgrippe-Virus H7N9 sorgt auch bei der Weltorganisation für Tiergesundheit (OIE) für Kopfzerbrechen. Das Virus trete beim Geflügel nur mit sehr schwachen Symptomen auf, führe jedoch zu schweren Erkrankungen beim Menschen.
Vogelgrippe in Shanghai
SHANGHAI Nach dem Auftauchen eines seltenen Virustyps der Vogelgrippe in Shanghai haben die zuständigen Behörden die Tötung von insgesamt gut 20.000 Stück Geflügel angeordnet.