Avian Influenza

Flat rate payment changes will benefit taxpayers, claim US government

US flat rates on AI elimination proposed

By Aaron McDonald

US authorities have introduced new avian influenza (AI) rules, proposing flat rate payments to eliminate notifiable outbreaks of the virus at floor-raised meat poultry facilities.

The spread of bird flu represents a financial risk to poultry processors

Bird flu reaches fourth US state

By Oscar Rousseau

The US state of Georgia reported its first-ever outbreak of bird flu this week, bringing the total number of US states affected by the disease this month to four.

Hungarian farmers will have to move chickens indoors as bird flu remains a risk

Hungary orders poultry indoors amid bird flu concern

By Oscar Rousseau

Hungary’s chief veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered the nation’s poultry industry to keep birds indoors as the country grapples with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI).

The FAO is working with Vietnam to control outbreaks of avian influenza

Bird flu will ‘continue’ in Vietnam, expert warns

By Oscar Rousseau

After a deadly outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N1 rocked Vietnam’s southern meat-producing hub, experts have warned the country will continue to suffer from the virus.

Iraq has a 'lack of commitment' to biosecurity, according to an FAO official in the Middle East

Iraq has ‘chronic’ bird flu problem

By Oscar Rousseau

Iraq’s inability to tackle the cause of bird flu means the deadly virus  is likely to spread across neighbouring countries, according to an expert on animal diseases.

Ontario, Canada, has been hit with bird flu before when the H5N2 strain struck in April 2015

Avian influenza control zone set up in Ontario

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment to minimise spread of the disease.

Poultry production in Iraq dropped by 9% in 2015

Massive bird flu outbreak in Iraq

By Oscar Rousseau

Veterinary officials in Iraq have killed hundreds of thousands of chickens after a deadly strain of avian influenza was detected in the country for the first time in a decade.

Avian influenza has impacted Nigeria's poultry production

Bird flu epidemic devastates Nigeria

By Oscar Rousseau

Nigeria is grappling with a damaging bird flu epidemic that has caused the deaths of 90,000 chickens in less than a month. 

Up to 250,000 birds, including 60,000 turkeys, will be killed to stop the spread of bird flu

Bird flu returns to the US

By Oscar Rousseau

The US government has reacted quickly to protect the poultry sector from a potentially devastating bird flu outbreak to avoid a repeat of 2015’s crisis.