Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Germany: H7 in Turkeys

6 April, 2009

17,000 turkeys will be culled on a fattening unit in the district of Kleve after a preliminary test revealed the presence of an LPAI H7N7 virus. The H7N7 subtype of avian influenza is probably a virus with low morbidity and mortality rate for poultry, as the district of Kleve on Friday [3 Apr 2009] announced. Further samples are investigated by the NRL (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut) on the island of Riems and results are expected early next week [beginning 6 Apr 2009]. The application of further precautionary measures, such as implementation of restriction zones, and their scope depend upon the laboratory results (Promed).