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  • Italy - 3 new outbreaks of avian influenza H5N8 in birds on farms in Brescia

    17/0077
    Lombardy, Brescia
    54.664 Laying hens
    10/11/2017
    H5N8
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    17/0078
    Lombardy, Brescia
    13.335 Broiler
    10/11/2017
    H5N8
    -
    17/0079
    Lombardy, Brescia
    17.199 Laying hens
    10/11/2017
    H5N8

    http://www.izsvenezie.com/documents/...-outbreaks.pdf

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    16/11/2017 On 10 November, IZSLER confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 a laying hen farm in Brescia province (Lombardy region). At the time of confirmation, the farm housed 54,664 birds. The farm is located at approximately 500 m from the duck farm confirmed as positive for HPAI on 3 November (67th outbreak). Samples were taken after observing an increase in mortality on 9 November. The outbreak was extincted on 14 November.
    On 10 November, IZSLER confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 a broiler farm in Brescia province (Lombardy region). At the time of confirmation, 13,335 birds were present in the farm. On 10 November, an increase in mortality was observed and reported to the Veterinary Services. The outbreak was extincted on 14 November.
    On 10 November, IZSLER confirmed as positive for Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5 another laying hen farm in Brescia province (Lombardy region). The farm is located within 600 metres from 75th outbreak, confirmed as positive earlier on the same day. The farm hosted 17,199 birds at the time of confirmation. On 10 November, an increase in mortality in one shed out of two was observed, together with a slight decrease in feed intake and a marked drop in egg production. On 15 November, the outbreak was extincted.
    On 14 November, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease characterised as Avian Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 the viruses isolated in the last three outbreaks.

    http://www.izsvenezie.com/avian-infl...italy-updates/

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