South Korea and Saudi Arabia confirm more MERS cases
CIDRAP NEWS, Tuesday 26 May 2015

South Korea has had two more MERS-CoV cases among contacts with its first MERS case—now five cases total—and Saudi Arabia reported four new infections in as many days.


Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa flocks hit with avian flu
CIDRAP NEWS, Tuesday 26 May 2015

Minnesota officials today announced six new avian flu outbreaks on commercial turkey farms—ending a 10-day outbreak drought—and Iowa confirmed three new H5 outbreaks while Nebraska has had its third H5N2 event.


Vaccines developed for H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza strains
ScienceDaily, Friday 22 May 2015

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.


Pig farm of the future to be built in China
PigProgress, Friday 22 May 2015

Alltech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jiangsu Guo Ming Agricultural Development Company at the China Animal Husbandry Expo in Chongqing, confirming the companies’ commitment to work together to open a new pig farm in Shuyang, Jiangsu Province, China.


More MERS cases in South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
CIDRAP NEWS, Thursday 21 May 2015

South Korea's first MERS patient passed the disease to two others, and Qatar and Saudi Arabia have each identified a new case, according to government and media reports today.


China lifts three-year embargo on Brazil beef imports
BeefCentral, Thursday 21 May 2015

China has ended an embargo on Brazilian beef imports, Brazil’s agriculture ministry announced on Tuesday, lifting a three-year ban and opening the door to trade that could be worth half a billion dollars each year to Brazil in new sales.


South Korea has its first MERS case
CIDRAP NEWS, Wednesday 20 May 2015

MERS has reached South Korea for the first time with a case in a man who recently returned there from Bahrain, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has identified what appears to be its second and third asymptomatic cases this week, according to media reports today.


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