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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Promed : Avian Influenza - Netherlands LPAI

From Pro Med, excerpt, please go to site for the links :

" A mild (low pathogenic) variant of avian influenza has been detected in a bird trading business in Zuidwolde (Drenthe). The mild bird flu was found in 83 swans destined for export.

The swans, routinely kept "in the wild," are caught before being traded. Low pathogenic avian influenza is very common in wild birds. It is, therefore, not surprising that the swans were found infected; their contamination came to light because they had to undergo testing prior to export.

According to European regulations, kept animals which are not defined as "poultry," need not be culled."

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