Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Hungary: H5N1 avian influenza confirmed

Hungary 24 January, 2007 The first outbreak of avian in the European Union this year was confirmed today after the EU Commission said the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain had been found in a geese breeding flock in Hungary (Farm near Lapisto, Csongrad County, southeast Hungary).
Tests were carried out for avian influenza after an abnormally high mortality rate was reported in a flock of more than 3,000 geese. All of the remaining flock were culled.