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.

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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.