May 14, 2013

 

OIE reports low pathogenic avian influenza virus outbreak in Fujian

 

 

The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported finding the low pathogenic avian influenza (H7N9) virus in one environmental sample of 686 at a market in Fujian.The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report number 8 on 9 May 2013. According to the report, one sample from the environment was found positive out of 686 samples from Fujian.

 

Gene sequencing shows that it is low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAI), OIE reports.

 

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.