INDIA - The virus variant causing the recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in duck flocks in Kerala have been confirmed as H5N1.
The Indian veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.1 dated 27 November to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
There are no new outbreaks but the presence of the H5N1 subtype of the avian flu virus has been confirmed.
This variant poses a risk to human health through contact with infected poultry.
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