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Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis Outbreak in Finland

by 5m Editor
15 February 2012, at 7:28am

FINLAND - The Finnish veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of infectious laryngotracheitis at a small hobby farm located in the province of Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomi.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 14 February. The outbreak, which reportedly started on 31 January, was confirmed yesterday itself.

A total of 77 birds were found susceptible, out of which a 100 per cent apparent morbidity case (that is, 77 cases) was reported. A total of 10 birds were found dead. No birds were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive, and although the situation has been resolved, the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on infectious laryngotracheitis by clicking here.