The H1N1 virus has been confirmed in a sample taken from a pig that was displayed at the Minnesota State Fair, the first time the virus has been found in a U.S. pig, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
A young girl in Indonesia died of highly pathogenic bird flu last month, bringing the country's total number of confirmed H5N1 human cases to 30, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
The mass culling of poultry continued Monday in India's western state of Maharashtra, two days after three cases of bird flu were found among chickens there.
The deadly H5N1 bird flu strain that has killed at least 88 people around the world has been detected in Italy and Greece, according to officials.
Health officials in Azerbaijan say the deadly H5N1 strain has been found in dead birds from the country's Caspian sea coast.
The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in two more Nigerian states, the Agricultural Ministry said Thursday.
A highly pathogenic strain of avian flu has reached the African continent, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community to make immediate preparations for a possible pandemic of bird flu.