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Although Ebola is dominating news coverage in every form, we are reminded that other outbreaks of exotic viral diseases continue and new cases pop up from time to time. Whether it be MERS, dengue fever...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Just over 5 months ago we first learned of a new reassortant avian flu subtype called H5N6 which had infected local poultry – and killed a 49...

Vietnamese veterinary authorities have announced for the first time at least two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N6, according to Tuoi Tre News today. The report continues to say...

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The South Jeolla Livestock Sanitation Office reported this weekend that the highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N8 has been detected at a duck farm in Hampyeong, South Jeolla province.   According...

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A 34-year-old construction worker from Minya province is the third confirmed human H5N1 avian influenza case of the year, according to a Masrawy.com report (computer translated). Laboratory analysis by...

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A 33-year-old Jakarta man is reported as the second human case and fatality from H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia this year, according to a Jakarta Post report today. The virus was confirmed based...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) yesterday (May 17) received notification of one additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) from the Health and Family...

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A man from the southwest province of Sichuan has become the first human case and fatality of the avian influenza A(H5N6) virus  according to health authorities. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection...

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The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed another imported human case of H7N9 avian influenza from China travel, according a Focus Taiwan report today. This is the fourth imported case...