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Italy, Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 in Lombardy Region (poultry), Update (IZSVE, September 6 2012, edited): 2 New Outbreaks, Lombardy

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  • Italy, Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 in Lombardy Region (poultry), Update (IZSVE, September 6 2012, edited): 2 New Outbreaks, Lombardy

    [Source: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVE, Institute for Animal Health Surveillance and Research), full page in Italian: (LINK). Translated, edited.]
    Italy, Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 in Lombardy Region (poultry), Update



    As of August 31 2012, the National Reference Centre for Avian Influenza at the Institute for Animal Health Surveillance and Reearch (IZSVE) (Padua, Italy) confirmed the presence of a low pathogenic avian influenza virus type A (H5N2) at a turkey farm in Brescia Province, Lombardy Region, located in a densely populated poultry area (DPPA).

    Following this discovery, another turkey farm at around 50 meters from the first one tested positive for the virus at September 3 2012.

    Taken into account the peculiar epidemiological situation that is evolving on the Lombardy Region, the Ministry of Health imposed a restriction order on live poultry movement; in addition, the MoH called for enhanced surveillance among the poultry farms located in high risk areas, even in the neighboring Region of Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.

    Depopulation of the affected farms and destruction of the infected animals are ongoing.



    Epidemiological Update
    • September 6 2012 Update | PDF
    • September 6 2012 Maps | PDF
    Related Documents
    • Ministry of Health Statement | PDF
    • Veneto Region Statement | PDF
    • Lombardy Region Statemetn | PDF
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