HPAI Outbreaks in Hadarom12 March 2012
ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Hadarom.
The World Organisation for Animal Health received an immediate notification on Friday, 9 March. The outbreaks were initially observed on 7 March and confirmed on 8 March. 12-week-old and 8-week-old turkeys constitute the affected population.
In the case of 12-week-old broilers, in one of the two pens there were 19,000 turkeys with very high morbidity and more than 50 per cent mortality. Regarding the 8-week-old turkeys, the flock is divided in three pens. Mortality was found in two pens.
A total of 51000 turkeys were found susceptible, out of which 19500 cases were identified. A total of 10500 turkey deaths were recorded.
The cause of the outbreaks remains inconclusive, and the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
Almost all the cases of H5N1 that have ever been in Israel occurred in March.
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