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Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8, Italy [a #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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Avian Influenza H5N8 in Italy


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  • 04/04/2017
    • On 30 March 2017, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive to Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 a backyard flock in Turin province (Piedmont region).
    • There were 10 broiler chickens and a goose present in the farm, all of them showed symptoms and died shortly after.
    • Regarding the case in Verona (confirmed on 29/03/2017), the culling procedures were concluded on 31 March.
    • Furthermore, the Ministry of Health has ordered the pre-emptive killing of susceptible birds in two turkey farms located near the outbreak.



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