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#Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016 (@WHO)

  Title : #Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016. Subject : Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, multi...

25 Nov 2016

#Finland found an #H5 #avian #influenza virus in infected #wildbirds (EgyNews, Nov. 25 ‘16)

 

Title: Finland found an H5 avian influenza virus in infected wild birds.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, epizootic in wild birds, Finland.

Source: EgyNews, full page: (LINK). Article in Arabic, edited.

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Wild birds infected with H5 avian flu found in Finland

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25/11/2016 - 04:24

Finnish Food Safety Authority said on Thursday it was spotted wild birds infected with avian flu in the Aland Islands H5 strain in the Baltic Sea.

The agency said it will conduct further tests to determine whether the strain is the H5N8 that hit wild birds and farms in a number of countries in Europe and the Middle East during the past weeks.

The authority said that the Finnish government would issue orders on Friday for the farmer not to transfer the birds outside the farm.

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Keywords: Finland; H5; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds.

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