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Czechs Find LPAI in Wild Duck

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

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 Jihocesk√Ĺ 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.