Researchers examined dead or sick birds from 13 clinical outbreaks of avian influenza in Bangladesh. Their findings indicated that the birds were infected with a new variety of H5N1 influenza.
Researchers editied out a section of chicken DNA inside lab-grown cells which prevented the avian influenza virus from taking hold in the cells and replicating.
In an effort to control the disease, authorities culled 11,910 birds in the area.
The 2014 – 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak, across the midwest, was the largest and most expensive HPAI outbreak in the US, and still factors associated with the spread of HPAI among the poultry premises remain unclear.
Disinfection of avian influenza contaminated poultry houses is difficult and expensive. Researchers found that heat can be an effective method for decontamination but has limitations in cold weather.
Bird flu is a viral disease primarily of poultry and certain other bird species that can be transmitted to humans. In 1997,the first human cases were reported.
The H3 strain has been confirmed on 27 of the affected farms.
Researchers compared the detection frequency of avian influenza H7 subtypes at live poultry markets in Guangdong Province, China, before and after the introduction of a bivalent H5/H7 vaccine in poultry, finding a 92 percent reduction in H7 positivity rates among poultry and a 98 percent reduction in human H7N9 cases.
The World Organization for Animal Health announced that Israel reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a turkey farm in the north of the country.
During routine surveillance for avian influenza, H5 low-pathogenic avian influenza was detected in a commercial duck breeder flock in Monterey, CA.