Title: Highly Pathogenic #Avian #Influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak].
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootic in Lombardy region, Italy.
Source: Avian Influenza National Reference Laboratory, Padua, Italy, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Italy
2016/2017 – H5N5, H5N8
- On 15 February 2017 the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (NRL) confirmed as positive to Avian Influenza Subtype H5N8 an industrial meat turkey farm in Mantua province (Lombardy region) where birds showed flu symptoms in the previous days.
- In the farm are present about 14.000 birds at the end of the productive cycle.
- The epidemiological investigation is ongoing, while the culling of the birds under official supervision is expected to start in the next few days.
- Further information on virus characterization and phylogenic analysis will be provided as soon as available.
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H5N8; Poultry; Updates; Iltay.