Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Avian influenza discovered in poultry farm in northern Israel

31 October, 2021

A flock of breeding turkeys on a farm in Maayan-Tzvi has been found infected by HPAI H5N1. The affected flock is composed of 35-week-old birds. Preliminary clinical signs were observed on Friday (29 Oct 2021) in the males' coop only, numbering less than 400 birds. 
The mortality increased, reaching a total of 9% during the same day [29 Oct 2021]. Individual animals presented neurological signs and stumbling. Necropsy revealed enteritis. Samples were submitted to the Kimron Veterinary Institute, where HPAI H5N1 has been identified.