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Wild Bird Dies of H5N1 Flu in Israel

by 5m Editor
12 April 2011, at 12:49am

ISRAEL - A wild bird has been found dead, and subsequently found to be infected with the H5N1 sub-type of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority has sent an Immediate Notification dated 11 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, a marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) with respiratory signs was found in the wild on 6 April. It was brought to the wildlife veterinary hospital where it died a few hours afterwards. The body was sent to the Avian Laboratory of the Kimron Veterinary Institute. This outbreak is located into Israeli Settlements in the West Bank.

Further Reading

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