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13 Oct 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, Italy [four #poultry #outbreaks] (#IZSVE, Oct. 13 ‘17)


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

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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Summary

  • On 11 October, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 a fattening turkeys farm located in Padua province (Veneto region).
    • Approximately 9.000 female turkeys were present in the farm, at the time of confirmation.
    • Increase in mortality and nervous symptoms were reported on the morning of 11 September.
    • In close proximity to the outbreak, there is another fattening turkeys farm, which hosted about 3.600 birds, at the time of confirmation.
    • Due to proximity and lack of a clear separation, the two farms are being treated as a unique epidemiological unit.
    • Control and eradication measures were applied to the whole epidemiological unit.
    • The next day, the virus had been characterised by the NRL as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus subtype H5N8.
  • On 11 October, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 a grower farm in Bergamo province (Lombardy region).
    • The mixed species farm consisted of 365 birds.
    • The next day, NRL characterised as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus subtype H5N8 the viruses isolated in the last outbreaks.
  • On 13 October, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia-Romagna confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 an agritourism in Bergamo province (Lombardy region).
    • Approximately 20 birds were present in the premise.
    • Epidemiological investigations revealed an epidemiological connection with the grower farm in Bergamo Province confirmed as HPAI H5N8 case on 11 October.
  • On the same day, IZSLER confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 a fattening turkey farm in Mantova province (Lombardy region).
    • The farm had about 6.500 male turkeys. Further information will be provided as soon as available.

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

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