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Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy [one poultry outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Italy.

Source: National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Padua, Italy, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Italy


2016/2017 – H5N5, H5N8

  • Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 17/03/2017)
  • Map | PDF (last update: 17/03/2017)



  • 17/03/2017 – On 16 March 2017, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive to High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Subtype H5N8 in a farm in Treviso province (Veneto region).
    • The positivity was found after the farmer reported the death of 5 chickens (Gallus gallus) to the Veterinary Services.
    • Animals are kept in an aviary and, at the moment of the impound, there were about 200 birds of different species.
    • Epidemiological investigations are in progress to identify the possible source of introduction.
    • Culling procedures are scheduled for today.



Keywords: Italy; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry.