Wild Bird Dies of H5N1 Flu in Israel

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).
calendar icon 12 April 2011
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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.

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