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Germany Reports New Outbreak of Low-Path AI

by 5m Editor
23 November 2009, at 7:12am

GERMANY - The veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

The German veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification to the World Organisation for Anima Health (OIE) on 20 November.

It reports a new outbreak of LPAI at a farm in Grosswechsungen in Thuringen in central Germany. Twenty-five birds from a flock of 2,420 birds died and another 10 have been destroyed.

The H5 sub-type of the avian flu virus has been identified, a low-pathogenic type.

The last outbreak of LPAI in Germany was in April this year.

Further Reading

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