Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

H5N1 avian influenza detected in another dead swan in Hokkaido

Japan 10 May, 2008 The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has been detected in a dead swan found beside Lake Saroma in eastern Hokkaido.
It is the third H5N1 case confirmed this year in Japan, following a dead swan found April 24 in the Notsuke Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido and in three out of four swans found dead or dying near Lake Towada in Akita Prefecture on April 21.