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9 Aug 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak] (#IZSVE, August 9 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry enzootic 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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|-- Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 09/08/2017) —|

|-- Map | PDF (last update: 09/08/2017) –|


Summary

  • On 9 August, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 a fattening turkey farm in Mantua province.
  • At the moment of the epidemiological inquiry, there were 6.502 128 day-old turkeys present in the farm.
  • In the days before the confirmation, there was a slight increase in the mortality and a decrease in water and feed intake.
  • The positive farm is located on the limit of the protection zone of the outbreak confirmed on 21 July in a laying hen farm in Mantua province.
  • Further information on virus characterization and phylogenetic analysis will be provided as soon as available.

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

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