Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Avian influenza low pathogenic H5 type found in Denmark

2 June, 2006

A detection of LPAI H5 has been done in a game bird holding near the city of Tommerup in Funen County.
The holding is a hatchery for farmed game birds (mallards), ducks and geese. Despite from ducklings and goslings there are also 6 grown geese and 14 grown ducks at the holding.
There have been no clinical signs of disease among the animals.
The poultry at the holding will be killed as soon as possible (The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration).
[24/06/06 - the LPAI virus found in a holding in Denmark (2 Jun 2006) is of the subtype H5N2].