Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

First H5N1 case confirmed at Czech poultry farm

Czech republic 21 June, 2007 Health authorities have confirmed that hundreds of turkeys on a farm in the Czech Republic have died from the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.
The outbreak occurred on a farm of 6 000 turkeys, and was detected following the death of around 1 800 birds.The farm is in a village of Tisova in the centre of the country.
It is the first time the virus has been detected among domestic poultry in the country.
The first avian influenza case was reported in the Czech Republic in the spring of 2006, with 13 registered incidents since then. Last year, the H5N1 strain was detected among swans