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Avian influenza in Europe: updates

Avian influenza in Italy: updates

Posted: 16 September 2015 Last update: 20 March 2017

Here you can find maps and updates of the outbreaks of avian influenza in Italy.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Italy

2016/2017 - H5N5, H5N82016 - H7N72014/2015 - H5N8, H5N12013 - H7N7

2016/2017 – H5N5, H5N8

  • Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 20/03/2017)
  • Map | PDF (last update: 17/03/2017)

March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016

2016 – H7N7

  • Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 10/06/2016)
  • Map | PDF (last update: 14/06/2016)

June 2016
May 2016

2014/2015 – H5N8, H5N1

  • Map | PDF (last update: 16/12/2014)
  • Restriction zones | PDF (last update: 17/12/2014)

16/12/2014 – On 15 December, the national Reference Centre for avian influenza and Newcastle disease of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie confirmed the presence of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza in a meat-producing turkey farm in the municipality of Porto Viro in the province of Rovigo.
The subtype H5N8 is an avian influenza virus that is highly pathogenic for domestic poultry, as turkeys and chickens. Despite being related, the H5N8 virus has a different combination of genes from the H5N1 virus, enabling it to be distinguished from the latter. Between 2013 and 2014, the H5N8 virus was identified as the cause of infection in domestic and wild birds in several western Asian countries, as South Korea, China and Japan, but no cases had been identified outside of this area until last November. Between November and December 2014, the virus was sporadically detected for the first time in domestic and wild birds in Northern Europe (Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). Its arrival in Europe is thought to be linked to migrations of wild birds. To date, there have been no reports of the H5N8 virus being transmitted to humans.
The Veneto regional government has adopted every measure laid down by current legislation to contain the disease, including the definition of the related restriction zones.

2013 – H7N7

  • Outbreaks | PDF (last update: 22/10/2013)
  • Map | PDF (last update: 22/10/2013)
  • Restriction zones | PDF (last update: 22/10/2013)

Italian Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI)

2016201520142013

2016

  • Outbreaks in Italy 2016 | PDF (last update: 10/01/2016)
  • Maps of the outbreaks in Italy 2016 | PDF (last update: 05/12/2016)

December 2016
November 2016
April 2016

2015

  • Outbreaks in Italy 2015 | PDF (last update: 11/04/2016)
  • Maps of the outbreaks in Italy 2015 | PDF (last update: 24/12/2015)

December 2015
November 2015

2014

  • Outbreaks in Italy 2014 | PDF (last update: 31/03/2014)
  • Maps of the outbreaks in Italy 2014 | PDF (last update: 16/09/2014)

2013

  • Outbreaks in Italy 2013 | PDF (last update: 08/01/2014)
  • Maps of the outbreaks in Italy 2013 | PDF (last update: 08/01/2014)

Further information

Go to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) website:

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