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West Bengal Reports New Case of H5N1 Avian Flu

by 5m Editor
12 February 2010, at 7:53a.m.

WEST BENGAL, INDIA - A new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Follow Up Report No. 3 from the Indian veterinary authority to OIE gives details of a new outbreak of HPAI.

It started on 18 January in the same district of West Bengal as other previous outbreaks. In all, 8,601 village poultry were involved. Of these, 17 died and 3,138 were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus has been identified.

Further Reading

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