Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bird Flu Spain: LPAI in Cataluna Affects Breeding Hens

The Spanish veterinary authorities have reported one outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (H7N1) at a farm in Cataluna.

The World Organisation for Animal Health received an immediate notification (also a final report) on 20 May 2013. According to the report, the outbreak was first observed on 9 May 2013 and pre-confirmed on 14 May. The affected population comprises breeding hens.

Out of 12358 susceptible birds, 133 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 12225 birds were destroyed.