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HPAI Breaks Out in Wild Species in Mongolia

by 5m Editor
11 May 2010, at 5:15am

MONGOLIA - A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in wild bird species (whooper swans and greylag geese), according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The Mongolian veterinary authorities sent an immediate notification to the OIE yesterday. According to the report sent, the outbreak was first discovered on 3 May and was confirmed on 8 May.

According to the OIE, the outbreak occurred in Sukhbaatar.

The report states that there were 26 cases of the outbreak. The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Haemagglutination (HA), real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) and reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests were carried out at the State Central Veterinary Laboratory, wherein the presence of the H5N1 virus was confirmed.

Further Reading

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