Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)

On 1 July 2010, MAF and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) were amalgamated. This will provide for a single organisation focused on the integrity and performance of...

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Services (USA)

In early 2004, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched the Biosecurity For Birds outreach initiative in response to the outbreak in 2002/2003 of...

World Organisation for Animal Health

The AI viruses are divided in two groups based on their ability to cause disease (pathogenicity). Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus spreads rapidly, may cause serious...

World Health Organisation

WHO is coordinating the global response to human cases of H5N1 avian influenza and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic. Information on this page tracks...

New Zealand Ministry of Health

Several countries in Asia and south-eastern Europe have experienced outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu), affecting mainly poultry (chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys). The...
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