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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


  • |-- Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 30/03/2017) –|
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  • 30/03/2017
    • 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.