High-Path Bird Flu Strikes Bangalore

29 October 2012, at 4:53pm

INDIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N1 sub-type has been reported at a government-run poultry farm in Bangalore has been reported to OIE.

The veterinary authority in India sent an Immediate Notification dated 26 October 2012 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The outbreak started on 12 October at the Hessarghatta Turkey Unit at the Central Poultry Development Organization in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka in southern India. Of the 4,265 birds on the farm, 3,481 died and 784 have been destroyed.

The source of infection is unknown or inconclusive, according to the report. An epidemiological investigation is ongoing. An intensive surveillance campaign has been launched in a 10-km radius zone. Restocking will be applied in accordance with a specified protocol.

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