Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, wild birds epizootic in North-East Italy.
Source: OIE’s Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Padua, Italy, full page: (LINK).
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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy – Update 5/01/2017
- On 5 January 2017 the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (NRL) confirmed a new positivity to High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza virus subtype H5N8 in a Eurasian wigeon (Anas Penelope) found dead in Grado lagoon in Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
- The NRL communicated the results of phylogenetic analysis on the HPAI virus subtype H5N5 identified on 28 December: the virus clusters with H5N8 viruses found in Europe, Russia, Mongolia, India e China during 2016 and shows the higher similarity with two viruses identified in Poland in December 2016.
Keywords: Italy; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Wild Birds.