New Case of HPAI in Spain

SPAIN - The veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
calendar icon 13 October 2009
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The Spanish veterinary authority sent Immediate Notification dated 13 October to OIE.

It reports an outbreak of HPAI, which started on 9 October at Guadalajara in Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. Around 30,000 layers died out of a flock of almost 309,000 birds. The remaining birds have been destroyed.

According to the report, the layer hen farm included four production houses – in two of which were clinically affected birds – and a breeding house.

The presence of the H7 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

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