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LPAI Infection Found on Farm in Germany

16 November 2010

GERMANY - The German veterinary authorities have reported a subclinincal infection of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a farmed flock in the north of the country.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 15 November. The presence of the H5N2 virus was first observed on 10 November and confirmed on 11 November.

According to the report, the subclinincal infection was found at a farm at Kobande in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. All 17,000 birds were thought to be susceptible to the disease. No birds were destroyed, and no deaths have been recorded.

Contact with wild species has been identified as the primary source of the outbreak.

Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2010).

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