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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

Dispatch

Multifocal Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreak

Ran D. Balicer*†Comments to Author , Shmuel Reznikovich†, Elyakum Berman‡, Michael Pirak‡, Amnon Inbar‡, Shimon Pokamunski‡, and Itamar Grotto*†
Author affiliations: *Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel; †Israeli Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Veterinary Services of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel;

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Table 1

Confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Israel*

Focus ID District Poultry type Biosecurity standards Date (2006)
Epidemiologic links (identifiers)
Increased no. deaths Report Diagnosis Culling FS SH Vet.
A Southern Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 A A,B A
B Southern Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 14 Mar 16 Mar 16 Mar 18 B A B
C Southern Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 20 A B A
D Jerusalem Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 A A D
E Southern Broilers Normal Mar 13 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 21 A,C C E
F Southern Heavy breeders High Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 21 D * F
G Jehuda and Samaria Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 D * G
H Jerusalem Heavy breeders High Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 30 A * E
I Southern Meat type turkeys Normal Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar 31 Apr 1 A * B

*No slaughtering took place in the 30 days before or during the outbreak period. ID, identifier; FS, feed supplier; SH, slaughterhouse; Vet., veterinarian.

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