Six outbreaks of H7N7 avian influenza in Italy have been resolved, the World Organisation for Animal Health reported. The outbreaks were initially reported from a layer-hen farm on August 10 and confirmed on August 14.

Control measures used included stamping out, quarantine, movement control, screening and disinfecting the infected premises.


At least 584,900 birds either died from avian influenza or were euthanized. There was also one human H7N7 infection case, reported on September 2, which was not fatal.