In response to bird flu pandemics starting in 2013, officials in China introduced a new vaccine for chickens in September 2017. Recent findings suggest that the vaccine largely worked but detected two...

Macau government officials reported this week (computer translated) on a human H9N2 avian influenza case in Guangdong Province. According to the report, the patient is a 24-year-old woman and currently...

The 86th OIE General Session was the occasion to give OIE Member Countries, an overview of the global animal health situation, as well as to analyse trends in the evolution of priority terrestrial and...

What is health promotion and what is its role and importance in disease outbreaks? Author of the new book, Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies, Glenn Laverack, PhD joined me...

For the first time in several months, Chinese health authorities are reporting a human case of avian influenza A(H7N9). This is from Yunnan province. The 64-year-old male patient from Kunming, who was...

There was less H5N1 avian influenza (AI) reported in 2017 as compared to recent years; however, the “5th wave” of H7N9 AI was nearly as large as the first four waves combined, according to...

Officials with China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission are reporting an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in a Guangxi man. The case involved a 33-year-old man from...

The Yakima Health District has been informed by the Washington State Department of Health that two bird flocks exhibited at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima tested positive on September 28 for...

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission has reported an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Jiangsu. The male patient, aged 58, in Zhenjiang has died. He had exposure...

Philippines Agriculture Secretary, Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said today on his Facebook page that two new cases of avian influenza have been confirmed by the Bureau of Animal Industry in Jaen...