Low-Path Bird Flu Detected in Denmark

by 5m Editor
10 March 2010, at 10:57am

DENMARK - Low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been found on a duck farm during routine surveillance.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 8 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report says that the virus was found on a farm at Fuglebjerg on the island of East on 5 March. The affected population was a breeding farm with 190 mallards and five hens. The suspicion arose on 5 March 2010 due to positive samples taken in connection with the surveillance programme for avian influenza. All the birds have been destroyed.

The virus appears to be an H7 sub-type but serology results are pending.

The last outbreak of avian flu in Denmark was in May 2008.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.