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21 Jul 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#IZSVE, Jul 21 ‘17)

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry enzootic in Italy.

Source: Italy National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Padua, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Italy


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  • 21/07/2017 
    • On 20 July, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza virus subtype H5N8 two farms located in Lombardy region: a rural holding and a fattening turkey industrial farm in Mantua province.
    • Epidemiological investigations are ongoing in both outbreaks.
    • An increase in mortality was reported in the previous days in one of the sheds of the industrial farm where about 18.900 fattening female turkeys (106 day-old) were present.
    • Further information on virus characterization and on the cases will be provided as soon as available.
    • In the same date, Regional Authority of Lombardy notified a suspect of avian influenza in a laying hens farm (500.000 heads) in Mantua province.
    • Today, the NRL characterised both the viruses as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.



Keywords: Avian Influenza, H5N8, Poultry; Italy, Update.