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December 26, 2012

 

Northern Germany reports low-pathogenic bird flu
 

 

A sub-clinical low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was found in a flock of birds on a farm in northern Germany.

 

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated December 21 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

 

The report describes the finding of LPAI in a flock of 1,522 birds on a farm in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany on December 18. All the birds have been destroyed.

 

The virus has been identified as an H5 sub-type.

 

The last outbreak of bird flu in the country was in August 2011.

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