Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy – March 31 2017 Update.
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
- The virus detected in a backyard flock in Pordenone province, and confirmed on 28/03/2017, has been characterised by the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.
- Culling procedures were finished on 29 March.
- Furthermore, the case reported yesterday in Verona province was confirmed by the NRL, and the virus characterised has Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N8.
- Phylogenetic analysis for both virus are ongoing.
Keywords: Italy; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry.