Thursday, July 12, 2018

OIE Notification Of Avian Flu Outbreaks In Rostov, Oryol, Kursk and Nizhegorod Oblasts


Twenty-four hours ago, in Russian Media: Reports Of Avian Flu In Rostov & Other Locations, we looked at unconfirmed reports of fresh outbreaks of HPAI H5 across western Russia.  This morning we have OIE confirmation of the Rostov report, and 7 other outbreaks.
Despite more than 40 outbreaks across 8 Russian states over the past month, we still only have HPAI H5 listed as the subtype by the OIE. Recent history suggests HPAI H5N8, but other subtypes are possible.
Other than the Rostov outbreak, where > 600,000 birds are at risk, most of today's reports come from small holdings with fewer than 100 birds.

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