Monday, October 12, 2015

6 avian flu news updates for the week ending October 9

The global poultry industry remains highly concerned about avian influenza and its impact on poultry production and trade. Here are 6 news stories from the week ending October 9 concerning the virus:

Year-ending US egg prices may return to normal levels

The number of table egg-laying hens in the U.S. might not fully recover from the losses stemming from the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the Upper Midwest  until 2017, but don't expect the current run of high wholesale egg prices to last that long.

US poultry exports to Cuba resume

Cuba has resumed imports of U.S. chicken after a trade ban that lasted about two months. 

Avian flu cases continue in Taiwan, Vietnam and Nigeria

Avian influenza cases have been recently reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) by veterinary officials in Taiwan, Vietnam and Nigeria.

Northern Ireland government urges poultry registration

The Northern Ireland government is urging poultry owners to register its birds with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of a biosecurity measure to protect poultry from avian influenza.

Jamaica ag minister committed to keeping avian flu away

The Jamaican government has affirmed its commitment to the poultry industry, stressing that it is doing what it can to protect birds there from potential avian influenza outbreaks.

Ceva warns against rising risks of avian influenza

Dramatic changes in avian influenza (AI) are posing an increasing threat to animal welfare, the global economy and human health.

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