Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

HPAI H7 in Spain - Follow up

17 October, 2009 This is the first HPAI H7 outbreak ever registered in poultry (Laying hens) in Spain.
Outbreak chronology:
- October 9th. Suspicion. Two of the 5 existing flocks show increased mortality rates (4 and 50%). Inmovilization and sampling.
- October 11st. Confirmation: HPAI H7 through PCR and sequencing.
- October 12nd. Stamping out begins.
860.080 birds in avian farms within 3 km; 1.190.374 birds in avian farms within 10 Km.