New avian flu strain a concern

New avian flu strain a concern

FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods against new flu strain.

A RECENTLY emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A/H5N6 represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Sept. 22.

Authorities in China first reported the influenza A/H5N6 virus in poultry in April 2014. Si

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