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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks and infected #wildbirds] (#IZSVE, August 3 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5 subtype, poultry and wild birds 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 2 August, 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).
    • There were 5.642 male fattening turkeys (47 days-old) present in the farm.
    • On 31 July, there was a decrease in the feed and water intake and, in the following day, a steep increase in mortality was observed.
    • The culling procedures, as well as the cleaning and disinfection operations, were concluded under official supervision on 2 August.
  • In the same day, the NRL confirmed another positivity to Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 in a fattening turkey farm in Parma province (Emilia Romagna region).
    • The farm had about 26.500 male fattening turkeys (91 days-old).
    • The case was reported to the Authorities after an increase in mortality was observed.
    • This farm was the site of a previous outbreak of Avian Influenza (HPAI H5N8), confirmed on 2 February and resolved on 9 February.
  • Lastly, on 2 August the NRL confirmed as positive to Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 samples obtained from a pool of organs sampled from wild ducks found dead near a lake in the province of Pavia (Lombardy region).

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

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