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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (PM)

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Fall army worm new pest affecting crops in Southern Africa. Photo © FAO/ Obert Maminimini

African countries unite to tackle crop pest infestation

Sixteen countries in east and southern Africa …

Written question – Bird flu epidemic in Europe – E-000485/2017

The number of cases of bird flu reported in various EU Member States has risen in recent months. Fourteen countries are now affected and reporting infection in domestic poultry and the wild bird population.

Specifically, …

Hong Kong records winter's first bird flu death

NNA – An elderly man has died of bird flu in Hong Kong in the city’s first human case of the disease this winter, authorities said Tuesday.

The 75-year-old was diagnosed following a visit to …

South Korea, Japan step up poultry cull to contain bird flu

NNA – South Korea and Japan have ordered fresh culls of poultry stocks to contain outbreaks of avian flu, authorities in the two countries said.

The South Korean Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it had …

UN urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

Public healthUN urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

Published 18 July 2016

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) alerted Western and Central African governments to

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