New Outbreak of Low-Path Bird Flu in Lower Saxony

GERMANY - A new outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N7) has been reported at a farm in Lower Saxony.
calendar icon 17 May 2013
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The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 16 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one outbreak of avian flu on a farm at Langförden near Vechta in Lower Saxony. It started on 15 May. All 13,000 birds in the flock were destroyed after the sub-clinical infection was confirmed.

The last outbreak of this virus type in Germany was in August 2011.

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