OIE: LPAI Outbreak in Australia

30 January 2012, at 7:49am

AUSTRALIA - Routine surveillance has revealed low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) on a duck farm near Melbourne, according to Dr Mark Andrew Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia.

The outbreak occurred on the 25 January at a farm in Melbourne, Victoria.

The outbreak affected a duck grower farm. Of the 24,500 susceptible all were destroyed.

According to the report, the epidemiological unit is a duck grower farm and associated breeding facility in the Melbourne area. Low pathogenic notifiable avian influenza subtype H5 was detected during routine surveillance from a healthy flock.

The source of the outbreak is unknown.

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