The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (March 13) that in view of notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza
in Hopkins County, State of Texas in the United States (US), an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N3 avian influenza
in Finistre Department in France and outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza
in Guanajuato State and Queretaro State of Mexico, the CFS has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the above areas with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.
So far this month avian influenza
has been found on three separate occasions among wild birds in England.
Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity: Avian Influenza
in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat
Officials in Finland found cases of avian influenza
in wild birds on the Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea Thursday.
New emerging avian influenza
A viruses pose a continued threat, not only to avian species but also to the humans.
At the end of March 2013, the first case of human infection with avian influenza
A(H7N9) virus was confirmed in Shanghai.
PARyS (CyHAN)- A case of avian influenza
was confirmed Tuesday night in Dordogne, southwestern France, the French Ministry of Agriculture announced on Wednesday.
The presence of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5 avian influenza
in wild birds in Whatcom County, Wash.
agricultural products--such as poultry meat, eggs, and live pigs--allegedly to protect against avian influenza
has been found in violation of India's commitments under the World Trade Organization.
TOKYO, Sept 26 (KUNA) -- South Korea on Friday confirmed a case of avian influenza
, just three weeks after it declared the de facto termination of an earlier outbreak, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Since its emergence in China in February 2013, avian influenza
A(H7N9) virus has resulted in 217 human infections and 57 deaths (1).
Life science company Meridian Bioscience Inc (NasdaqGS:VIVO) reported on Friday the receipt of FDA clearance for TRU FLU assay for an analytical sensitivity claim for the novel avian Influenza
H7N9 strain, A/Anhui/1/2013.