Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Low pathogenic avian influenza in Poland the link to the German outbreak

19 January, 2009

On 29 December, Poland reported suspicion of disease in turkeys on a poultry farm in Boguszyce, Goleniowski district (Zachodniopomorskie region). Initial laboratory tests were weakly positive to avian influenza. Birds were culled on the 4 January 2009 (19,335 turkeys). Epidemiological evidence showed link to a hatchery in Germany, in an affected region. Turkeys has been transported to Poland on 11/12/2008 from Boesel, Germany (region affected with LPAI H5N3). Positive test results for LPAI H5 were obtained.