Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

H5N1 avian influenza new sites found in Poland

Poland 12 December, 2007 The H5N1 avian influenza virus has been found in two new sites in Poland.
A new site was found at a small farm near the city of Elblag, in northern Poland.
Avian influenza was also detected in wild birds near the town of Orneta, northeastern Poland.
Poland has suffered a spate of recent outbreaks. The first was discovered at a turkey farm 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Warsaw earlier this month.
Further sites were detected some 50 km from that location in an area of intensive poultry production.