In previous outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) the virus was found to be
varyingly pathogenic to ostriches. Sometimes no clinical disease resulted from
the infection while in other cases even adult ostriches died with severe
clinical symptoms. There are to my knowledge no reports yet of ostriches having
been involved in the current pandemic with AI strain
Recommendations by the Chairman of the Ratite Group of the WPSA, Dr F W Huchzermeyer, Onderstepoort, South Africa
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