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Two Outbreaks of Low-Path AI Reported

by 5m Editor
20 October 2008, at 10:21a.m.

GERMANY - The veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) of the H5N3 sub-type to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

In a report dated 17 October 2008, the German veterinary authorities outline an outbreak of LPAI at Leipzig zoo in a goose and three ducks. It started on 2 October. All the birds were destroyed.

In the area of Leipzig, a farm with 106 birds was the location of the second outbreak starting one week later (on 9 October). All birds there were also destroyed. At the time of the report, the neuraminidase had yet to be identified.

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