Via The Poultry Site: Weekly Overview: Worrying Developments on Avian Influenza. Excerpt:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), so far this year, there have been 38 cases of H5N1 avian influenza A in humans, of whom, 24 have died.
Worst affected has been Cambodia with 26 reported cases, including 14 deaths. There have been four cases (and three deaths) in Egypt, three cases in Indonesia, two each in China and Viet Nam and one case in Bangladesh.
There were slightly fewer cases in 2012 - when there were 32 confirmed cases and 20 deaths - but this virus is showing no signs yet of being beaten.
Since the start of the outbreaks in 2003, 648 human cases have been reported to WHO, of whom 384 have died.
WHO has this week described the first case of a new strain of the avian flu virus - H10N8 - in humans as "worrisome". The victim was a woman in her 70s in the Jiangxi province of China.
Also in China, Guangdong province authorities have warned of a possible outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in the coming months after three new cases were reported this week.
Nepal's Ministry of Agriculture Development has announced it has paid more than NPR211 million to poultry farmers and businesses that have lost chicks, eggs, bird feed and chickens to bird flu in six of the country's regions recently affected by outbreaks of avian flu in poultry.