Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Europe’s third bird flu outbreak in less than two weeks has been tentatively identified as an H5 variety – although further testing is required...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Although it is a little rough, we’ve a translation of a letter posted on the central government site for the Netherlands (Rijksoverheid.nl) that confirms...

The Egyptian Health Ministry reported (computer translated) on two new human H5N1 avian influenza cases, the 6th and 7th cases this year from the North African country. The last case reported in Egypt...

The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reported today on two additional human infections of avian influenza A(H7N9). The patients include a woman aged 54 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous...

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The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) is today  closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by the Jiangsu Provincial Commission of Health and Family Planning (the...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Despite its horrific impact on West Africa, Ebola – since it is not an `airborne virus’ – is unlikely to spark the next great pandemic.  None...

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...

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...