Iowa Becomes the 16th US State to Report HPAI H5N2

Iowa has become the 16th state in the United States of America to report the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a turkey farm with a flock strength of 27,000. Further to the north, in Minnesota, eight more farms have had cases of HPAI, and the 22 cases thus far detected have originated … Continue reading Iowa Becomes the 16th US State to Report HPAI H5N2

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 of … Continue reading Avian Influenza in the Gaza Strip

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 strain, which … Continue reading Bird Flu in Ontario