December 26, 2012
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.