Japan reports first case of highly pathogenic bird flu this season

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Japan has confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic H5-type bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, The Straits Times reported.

Bird flu detected in northern Germany poultry farm

Monday, November 27, 2023

Germany has reported a case of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a poultry farm in the northern region, contributing to the surge of cases across Europe, CNBC reported.

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Croatia

Friday, November 24, 2023

Croatia has officially confirmed an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry farm, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), Reuters reported.

Republic of Ireland prepares for potential bird flu outbreak, issues tender for culling services

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Republic of Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) is taking proactive measures against potential avian influenza outbreaks, seeking tenders for a EUR 1 million (US$1.09 million) depopulation services contract, Irish Examiner reported.

Bird flu virus shifts from China to Europe and Africa, warns study

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The bird flu virus is becoming more adapted to wild birds and is spreading from China to Europe and northern Africa, raising concerns of an "environmental disaster," according to a study led by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), South China Morning Post reported.

South Africa says bird flu outbreak under control

Monday, November 20, 2023

South Africa's Department of Agriculture announced that the country's severe bird flu outbreak, considered the worst on record, is now under control, signalling a positive shift in the nation's egg supplies, Reuters reported.

Governor of Cebu, Philippines, implements stringent measures to safeguard poultry industry against avian influenza

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu province, the Philippines, has issued an executive order which imposes restrictions on the entry of game fowls and pet birds lacking proper documentation as part of the provincial government's effort to prevent avian influenza (AI) from infecting the local poultry industry, Philippine ...

USAID-funded project secures more private sector support for antimicrobial use principles

Thursday, November 16, 2023

The USAID-funded Transformational Farm Output Risk Mitigation (TRANSFORM) project is leveraging multi-sectoral interventions using the One Health approach that recognises the interdependencies between the health of humans, animals and the environment.

Major Swedish egg producer ordered to cull entire flock amid salmonella outbreak

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Sweden's largest egg producer, CA Cedergren, which accounts for nearly 1.2 million chickens, or 20% of all laying hens in the country, has been ordered to cull its entire flock by authorities due to persistent salmonella outbreaks, ABC News reported.

Avian influenza detected in England, UK, first case since October 1

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 avian influenza virus at a property in Donnington, Lincolnshire County, in eastern England, UK, the first case reported in England since October 1, BBC News reported.