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New vaccine efficient both for AI and duck enteritis

  • 4 Apr 10:55

The Pirbright institute has developed a vaccine that is efficient both for avian influenza and duck enteritis. The research led by Professor Munir Iqbal at The Pirbright Institute is based on inserting protective avian influenza virus genes into the duck enteritis virus (DEV) vaccine by using a method of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing that allows higher rates of gene insertion. According to the researchers, the process is therefore more efficient and the resulting vaccine virus is able to protect ducks against both DEV and avian influenza. Duck enteritis virus infects ducks, geese and swans, causing mortality rates of up to 100%. Vaccines are widely used to reduce the. Read more...

Number of cases of AI in France rises to 15

  • 16 Dec 10:20

he number of cases of high pathogen avian influenza in the south east of France has risen to 15. The epidemic has now spread from farms near the border with Spain to Limoges, a distance of over 400 kilometres. So far, tens of thousands of ducks, chicken, guinea fowl and other poultry have been culled while 15 non-EU countries have banned either all poultry and poultry products, breeding material from France. The French service for animal health Anses has stressed that the serotypes involved can't infect humans. "The serotypes here are European and very different from the ones in Asia which have mutated to people. Therefore, eating chicken, foie gras. Read more...