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NEW STRAIN OF H5N6 VIRUS DETECTED – LIKELY WILD BIRD SPREAD

Post date Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 18:26
Document Type Brief, Fact Sheet
Sources FAO

Japan, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan Province of China
reported a variant H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI) strain recently found in wild birds (mute swan – Cygnus
olor; tufted duck – Aythya fuligula; black-headed gull -
Chroicocephalus ridibundus; black-faced spoon bill - Platalea
minor) and, in the Republic of Korea, in the environment and
domestic ducks (see map).
 Virus introduction likely occurred via migratory birds. In Taiwan Province of China, the virus was detected in a dead black-faced spoon bill (Platalea minor): breeding takes place between March and September on small islands along the western coast of the Korean Peninsula to Liaoning Province, China; winter migration is southward to coastal areas, such as Taiwan Province, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR of China, southern Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

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