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More Low-Path Bird Flu in Germany

by 5m Editor
19 February 2009, at 11:05am

GERMANY - The veterinary authorities have sent a Follow Up Report to the the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) regarding another five outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) on poultry farms.

The German veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No. 4 dated 19 February to OIE.

It reports five new outbreaks of LPAI, all on farms in the previously affected region of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony. Of the 72,416 susceptible birds on the farms, 125 were affected. A total of 64,906 birds were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N3 sub-type of the bird flu virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.