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H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza now confirmed in Uganda: FAO’s support to the East African Region



February 2017
- The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed that the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus that marked the first ever incursion of HPAI in Uganda belongs to the H5N8 subtype. This subtype has been making headlines in the past few months as it spread from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and then Africa (see FAO situation updates), causing massive deaths in a vast number of wild bird species but also outbreaks...[Read more]


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