Spain reports low path bird flu in ducks

30-06-2009 | Updated on 07-02 | |

Veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Spanish veterinary authorities sent an Immediate Notification dated 26 June to OIE.

The outbreak has occurred in a flock of ducks at Los Arcos in Navarra in northern Spain. Starting on 12 June, the outbreak was in a flock of 3,625 ducks, which were found to have a sub-clinical infection. All of the birds were destroyed.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist