Friday, February 03, 2017

OIE: Macedonia Reporting HPAI H5 In WIld Birds


The HPAI notifications from Europe continue to come in, this time with Macedonia reporting HPAI  H5 in wild birds (N-type not provided).

Whether this is H5N8, which has been reported in more than 2 dozen European countries since early November - or H5N5 - which has turned up in 7 countries since mid-December, remains to be seen (for some background on H5N5 see HPAI H5N5 Detected In German Poultry Operation).

On 2nd February, l’influenza A H5 was confirmed with real-time PCR laboratory diagnosis in two wild birds (Anas platyrhynchos) as part of the active surveillance program that is in place in the country.

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