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Low-Path Bird Flu Back in Germany

by 5m Editor
20 April 2009, at 7:54am

GERMANY - The veterinary authorities have informed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a new case of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

The German veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification to the OIE dated 14 April 2009.

The report covers a new case of LPAI at Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia. It involved a flock of 16,700 birds, of which 454 died. The remaining birds were destroyed.

The presence of the H7N7 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

The last outbreak of LPAI in Germany was in February 2009.

Further Reading

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