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Egypt Reports 76 New H5N1 Avian Flu Outbreaks in Poultry

16 February 2015

EGYPT - Between 18 January and 7 February 2015 a total of 76 H5N1 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were detected in 20 out of Egypt’s 27 governorates.

According to FAO, those outbreaks were in Asyiut (2), Behera (12), Beni-suef (3), Cairo (3), Dakahlia (2), Damietta (3), Fayoum (2), Gharbia (4), Giza (8), Ismailia (9), Kafr-el-sheikh (2), Kalyoubia (7), Luxor (1), Menia (3), Menoufia (2), North Sinai (2), Qina (4), Sharkia (5), South Sinai (1) and Al Wadi/Al Jadid (1) Governorates.

According to the latest report from FAO EMPRES/GLEWS, a total of 66 outbreaks occurred in household poultry, nine on commercial farms and one detected in a live bird market. Five outbreaks occurred in vaccinated farms, the rest were in unvaccinated birds.

Active surveillance detected 40 outbreaks including the cases at live bird markets, nine outbreaks were reported through passive surveillance, and 27 outbreaks in unvaccinated households poultry (chickens, ducks and turkeys) were reported by Community-Based Animal Health Outreach (CAHO).

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