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10 Apr 2017

Highly Pathogenic #Avian #Influenza #H5N8, Italy [a #poultry #outbreak] (#IZSVE, Apr. 10 ‘17)


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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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Italy


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  • 10/04/2017
    • On 8 April 2017, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive to Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 an industrial laying hen farm in Bologna province (Emilia-Romagna region).
    • The samples were taken following an increase in mortality in one of the sheds.
    • At the moment of the epidemiological investigation, 130.773 laying hens were present in a total of 5 sheds.
    • Symptomatic birds and increase in mortality rates were reported in two sheds.
    • Protection and surveillance zones (3 and 10 km) around the infected holding were defined, and control measures were implemented as provided by the Council Directive 2005/94/EC.
    • Further information on virus characterization and phylogenetic analysis will be provided as soon as available.



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