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Spain: AI outbreak on layer farm

The Spanish agricultural authorities have reported an outbreak of a new highly pathogenic strain (H7) of avian influenza.

The outbreak appeared on a layer hen farm in Guadalajara in central Spain, with four production houses and a breeding house. Two production houses were clinically affected, 30,000 birds died and all susceptible birds were killed and destroyed.

Other measures: farm standstill, a 3 km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone, clinical inspections on farms in the area.

Source: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health)

Natalie Berkhout

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