- Today's OIE report from China describes a third H5N1
outbreak in less than a week. This report is for Wantang village in Xiangtan
county in Hunan Province. 545/687 chickens and ducks died and 2497 were
culled. The diagnosis was H5 HPAI, which is likely to be H5N1 wild bird
flu and the latest outbreak extends the path further south from Mongolia
to Inner Mongolia to AnHui, to Hunan.
- These reports suggest that H5N1 will be widespread throughout
eastern China and will likely extend into South Korea, Japan, and Southeast
- Sequence data on these recent isolates would be useful.
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