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USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Exhibition Birds in Utah
January 20, 2019
This case is believed to be connected to the current outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California, as three of the birds at the premises were recently moved to Utah from Los Angeles County, California. Since May 2018, 299 cases of Newcastle disease have been confirmed in Southern California, primarily in backyard exhibition birds
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Recommendation to Cancel California Poultry Exhibitions with Birds From vND Affected Counties
January 18, 2019
To support disease containment and eradication efforts, the California State Veterinarian is recommending that all poultry exhibitions that include birds from high-risk counties (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) be cancelled.
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Virulent Newcastle Disease in California update
January 11, 2019
On January 10 a 3rd case of vND was diagnosed on a commercial layer flock 5 miles from the most recent case. On January 8, 2019, USDA confirmed a second case of vND in a commercial layer flock in Riverside County, California. On December 14, USDA confirmed vND in a 6 week old commercial layer pullet flock in the same county. Some 500,000 birds have been de-populated. Since the outbreak began in mid-May, more than 66,000 backyard birds on 230 premises have been euthanized.
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OIE Situation Report Avian Influenza August 2018
December 29, 2018
This report provides an analysis of the current global situation from the OIE expertise network. The document briefly presents the key risks driving current events - how the strains are interacting with hosts (both wild birds and poultry, and sometimes humans) and the environment (season and climate, livestock husbandry systems, ecosystems) – and how the events may evolve in the months ahead.
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Update on low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreak in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks
December 12, 2018
Ongoing surveillance by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has identified a total of 8 cases of H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza, (4 in Stearns County and 4 in Kandiyohi County) since October 19. Flocks have been quarantined and will be tested and monitored until the Board determines the flock is virus-negative at which time the turkeys will be "controlled marketed." Seven flocks have now tested negative and have been controlled marketed.
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Low path AI eliminated from 5 California commercial turkey flocks
November 27, 2018
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been eliminated in the five turkey flocks in California that tested positive in September and October, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported. All surveillance zones have been lifted.
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5th California turkey flock infected with low pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N3.
October 31, 2018
(from California Dept of Agriculture Oct 15, 2018) A commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County exhibiting some increase in mortality and respiratory signs has tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza H7N3. This is the 5th infected flock in the outbreak. The first three affected flocks were euthanized and disposed to eliminate virus and control disease. Plans for the fourth and fifth affected flocks are being evaluated to determine the most appropriate way to stop further spread
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Low pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 detected in Texas broiler breeder flock
March 12, 2018
A report released by the OIE this morning indicates that presumptive H7N1 low pathogenic avian influenza has been diagnosed in a commercial broiler breeder flock of 24091 birds in Hopkins County, Texas.
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Low-path Avian Influenza H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm
March 6, 2018
Veterinary officials in the United States today reported a presumptive low-pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza outbreak at a commercial turkey farm in Missouri, according to a notification today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
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European Food Safety Association (EFSA) Report on Avian Influenza Risk Factors Study
October 27, 2017
Risk factors of primary introduction of highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza virus into European poultry holdings.
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APHIS Issues Epidemiology Report for Avian Influenza Affected Poultry in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentuck
June 23, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is releasing the epidemiology report for affected HPAI and LPAI poultry cases this spring. This kind of analysis helps to identify how the disease spread and how to help prevent it in the future. APHIS has made great strides in HPAI emergency response since the 2014-2015 outbreak. Rapid response times and a 24-hour depopulation goal of confirmed HPAI cases has helped minimize the spread of disease. V
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Letter from Chief Medical Officer of Health to Ontario poultry industry stakeholders (Nov. 3, 2016)
November 3, 2016
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APHIS Issues Final Epidemiology Report for Avian Influenza Affected Poultry in Indiana
March 16, 2016
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Canada, US and Mexico sign letter re avian flu collaboration
January 24, 2016
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