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Spain reports H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in Segovia




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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced today an outbreak of avian influenza in domestic birds in Spain.

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The highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the province of Segovia, north of Madrid. The virus killed killed more than 900 fattening turkeys since last Friday at the Fuenterrebollo farm. The farm has 18,900 total birds.

“The epidemiological survey conducted on the farm indicates that all the birds were brought onto the farm for fattening at the beginning of November 2021, with no animal movements outside of the farm since then,” the report says.

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The general director of Agricultural Production, Agustín Álvarez, explained that the “early arrest” of this outbreak has been possible due to the surveillance work of the Official Veterinary Services in the area, which “was already being subjected to special control measures” in the face of the influx of wild species from European countries.

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