Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Over 400,000 poultry vaccinated against avian influenza in Primorye

Russia 21 April, 2008 Over 400,000 domestic birds have been vaccinated against avian influenza during a vaccination campaign in the Primorsky Territory.
Additional vaccination was made in districts bordering on the settlement of Vozdvizhenka.
Poultry death cases were reported from Vozdvizhenka on April 7. 
The Primorye veterinarian laboratory of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance found the avian influenza virus A/H5, and the national lab confirmed the diagnosis.
That was the first avian influenza case in the Russian Far East.