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Bird Flu Kills Tigers in China Zoo

The FAO Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) reports in disease event ID 200313 the death of two tigers in a Guangxzi zoo (in China) after they were affected by bird flu (highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1).  The report stated eight tigers were at risk of the infection, of which two died. Virus isolation was done via… Keep Reading

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HPAI H5N2 Strikes Two More Counties in Wisconsin

Two more counties in Wisconsin have fallen prey to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 strain which continues its exponential race across the Mississippi flyway, along which this infection has been gaining momentum. According to the report in Madison, this new outbreak, affecting the Barron and Juneau counties, have put almost 126,000 heads of poultry… Keep Reading

Avian Influenza in the Gaza Strip

The Poultry Med website, in a short post, has announced that avian influenza, of strain H5N1, most likely similar to the strain in circulation in Egypt, has been identified in the Khan Yunis area of Gaza strip. This is particularly worrisome because in addition to a dense population, this area also has a large amount… Keep Reading

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Bird Flu in Ontario

Twenty nine farms in Ontario, Canada have been placed under quarantine after H5 avian influenza was confirmed, on a turkey farm. More details (though very non-specific and vague) maybe accessed at this news link: The Star. Though the complete type is not mentioned in the article, it is likely to be H5N2, a highly pathogenic… Keep Reading

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