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Understanding Avian Influenza

Which countries have had poultry outbreaks?




From mid-December 2003 through early February 2004, first ever recorded HPAI poultry outbreaks caused by H5N1 were reported in the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia and China. In August 2004, Malaysia was added to the list followed by Russia in July 2004. Deaths of wild migratory birds from the H5N1 virus were reported in August of that year in Kazakhstan and Mongolia. In October 2005, H5Nl was confirmed in poultry in Turkey and Romania with outbreaks in wild and domestic birds under investigation in Croatia, Greece and Macedonia. More countries are likely to continue reporting detection and outbreaks of H5N1. Japan, the Republic of Korea and Malaysia have announced control of their poultry outbreaks and are now considered free of the disease but HPAI continues in other areas with varying degrees of severity.


Understanding Avian Influenza