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Friday, October 14, 2011

Iran Reports First Bird Flu Outbreaks

Via The Poultry Site :

" Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has broken out in village ducks at two locations in the north of the country.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 13 October to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes two outbreaks of HPAI, both starting on 13 September in free-range village duck flocks in the region of Mazaran in the north of the country, near the Caspian Sea. In total, 2,682 ducks were involved, of which 535 showed symptoms, 345 died and 2,337 birds were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed."

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