Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Mongolia: Avian influenza reported in Swans

26 May, 2009 Avian influenza was confirmed in 8 swans in Doytyn Nuurt in Ogiinuur Sum, Arhangay Province. After receiving reports of a mass bird die-off from local residents on 22 May.
Samples from the birds reportedly tested negative for H5N1 virus in a preliminary expedited examination, but were confirmed later in a comprehensive examination in a central laboratory on 24 May.