Tuesday, December 16, 2014

H5N8 Confirmed In Germany, Now Reported In Italy

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As expected, according to the FAO EMPRES report filed on Germany’s latest bird flu outbreak, the subtype has now been identified as H5N8.

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At the same time, Reuters is reporting that the H5N8 virus has now turned up at a poultry farm in Northern Italy, near Venice.

 

Italy reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Venice region - OIE

PARIS Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:54am EST

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Italy reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a turkey farm in the northeastern part of the country near Venice, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

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While I was looking for confirmation, FluTrackers came through with a copy of the OIE report.

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For more on the rapid spread of this recently emerged avian flu subtype you may wish to revisit:

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