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27 Jul 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#IZSVE, Jul 27 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5(N8) 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 H5, Italy

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Summary

  • On 27 July, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 a fattening turkey farm in Verona province (Veneto region).
  • At the moment of the epidemiological investigation, 12.200 turkeys (around 70 days-old) were present.
  • The turkeys started to exhibit nervous symptoms last Sunday (23/07/2017), and the next day a slight increase in mortality was observed.
  • Still on 27 July, the Regional Laboratory of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 a laying hens farm (about 120.000 birds) located in the province of Mantua (Lombardy region).
  • Further information on virus characterization and on the cases will be provided as soon as available.
  • Culling procedures for the positive fattening turkey farm in Verona (confirmed on the 25/07/2017) were concluded today, under the supervision of the Veterinary Services.

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Keywords: Italy; Updates; H5; Avian Influenza; Poultry.

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