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Bird Flu Outbreaks in Shimane and Aomori Regions

by 5m Editor
17 March 2011, at 11:12am

JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the regions of Shimane and Aomori.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 8 yesterday, 16 March. According to the report, the affected population consists of tufted duck also known as Aythya fuligula.

A total of three cases were identified, revealing a 100 per cent apparent fatality rate.

The source of the outbreak has still not been determined.

Further Reading

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