INDIA - A turkey flock in Kerala has been hit by high-path avian flu of the H5N1 variant.
In Follow Up Report No.5 dated 28 January to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the veterinary authority in India reported one further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N1 subtype.
The latest outbreak was on a commercial turkey farms at Kureepuzha in the state of Kerala in the far south of the country. Starting on 18 January, 1,628 birds in the flock of 10,531 died and 6,475 were destroyed.
The source of infection is unknown.
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