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on November 19, 2021

Italy’s turkey sector hit hard by avian flu

In the past month, more than 60 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in Italian poultry flocks. An overwhelming majority of these were in commercial meat turkeys in the Veneto region.

Over the past month, Italy has officially registered 62 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry. At each location, the presence of the H5N1 HPAI virus serotype has been confirmed.

According to notifications to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the total number of birds affected by these…

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