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Czechs Find LPAI in Wild Duck

by 5m Editor
13 November 2009, at 7:45a.m.

CZECH REPUBLIC - The veterinary authorities have reported finding H5N3 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a wild duck.

On 6 November, the Czech veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

It reported the finding the previous day of sub-clinical LPAI in one bird in a flock of 280 mallard ducks reared for hunting in Trebin in the state of Jihoceský in the south of the country.

The remaining birds in the flock were destroyed.

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

A Follow up Report dated 13 November indicates no further outbreaks in the meantime.

Further Reading

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