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A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Droplets (Cell Host Microbe, abstract)

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20 Oct 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Italy [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#IZSVE, Oct. 20 ‘17)


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

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 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 (HPAI) in Italy

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Summary

  • On 17 October, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 a backyard flock in Padua province (Veneto region).
    • In the premises were present five laying hens.
    • Furthermore, six swans were resident in the property pods, which were frequented by wild mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).
    • An increase in mortality was observed on 13 October, when two swans were found dead.
    • Culling procedures of Gallinaceous birds were concluded on 18 October.
  • On the same day, NRL confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 another backyard flock in Padua province (Veneto region).
    • The flock consisted of eight geese and 34 ducks.
    • Wild mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) used to frequent the pods located in the premise, and, in this way, came into contact with the flock.
    • On 13 October, an increase in mortality was observed in the flock.
    • Culling procedures have already been completed.
  • Lastly, NRL characterised as Highly Pathogenic the viruses isolated in the last outbreaks in Lombardy region.

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

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