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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (59): Germany (BE) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE
    Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:17:18 -0400
    Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Germany
    Report type: immediate notification
    Started: 1 Mar 2021
    Confirmed: 2 Mar 2021
    Reported: 8 Apr 2021
    Reason for notification: recurrence
    Last occurrence: 11 Jun 2017
    Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype: H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis: clinical, laboratory
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.
    New outbreaks
    Summary of outbreaks
    Total outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak location 1: Berlin
    Started: 1 Mar 2021
    Epidemiological unit:

  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (06): Laos, H5N6, first case
    Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:51:28 -0400
    Avian Influenza H5N6 -- Laos
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the 1st human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus infection has been reported in Laos.
    A 5-year-old boy from Luang Prabang province in northern Laos developed symptoms on [28 Feb 2021], was hospitalized and tested positive for A(H5N6) on [8 Mar 2021]. The boy recovered. He had exposure to poultry, and the poultry tested positive for H5N6. None of the contacts at home or in the hospital had the disease.
    This is the 1st avian influenza A(H5N6)

  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (58): India (HP) HPAI H5N8, goose, alert
    Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:51:41 -0400
    Avian Influenza H5N8 -- India
    With the 2nd wave of avian influenza killing at least 110 migratory birds over the past 2 weeks at Pong Lake [Maharana Pratap Sagar] in Kangra district, Himachal Forest Department on Wednesday [7 Apr 2021] issued an alert in the state and directed all divisional forest officers to maintain active surveillance in their jurisdiction.
    Another 11 carcasses of migratory birds were found at Pong Lake on Wednesday [7 Apr 2021] taking the toll to 110 at the wetland due to bird flu. The H5N8 virus