Avian Flu Outbreak Found in Iran

17 June 2015, at 12:00am

IRAN - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Iran.

The outbreak was of the H5N1 serotype.

There were 19 cases of the disease in a susceptible population of 25 backyard chickens. 17 of the affected animals died, and the 8 other animals in the population were destroyed.

A post-outbreak investigation is ongoing to trace the source of infection, and to detect a probable spread and circulation of the virus.

The outbreak occurred in the village of Nogardan, in the province of Mazandaran.

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