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Low-Path Bird Flu Outbreak in NW Germany

by 5m Editor
31 May 2011, at 12:33am

NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA, GERMANY - An outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been reported in the north-west of the country.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 27 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one outbreak of LPAI in a flock of 20,000 birds in Gütersloh in North Rhine-Westphalia, which started on 23 May. Of the 20,000 birds of the flock, 4,000 showed symptoms and all have been culled.

The presence of the H7 sub-type of the influenza A virus has been confirmed.

The last outbreak of avian flu in Germany was in November 2010.

Further Reading

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