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Two New Outbreaks of H1N1 Flu Found in Swine

by 5m Editor
28 January 2010, at 10:06am

DENMARK - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported two new outbreaks of H1N1 influenza in swine.

The Danish veterinary authorities sent follow-up report No.1 to the OIE on 27 January 2010.

According to the report, the first outbreak occured on 4 January at a pig farm in Nylars, Bornholm. The second took place on 13 January at Ansager in Varde. In the first case, 1900 animals are susceptible while in the latter, 1200 are prone to susceptibility.

The afftected population in Bornholm consists of a sow herd with 1,150 sows, 450 slaughter pigs and 300 nursery pigs. Due to clinical disease, nursery pigs were sent for autopsy to the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) on 4 January 2010. The official restrictions on the farm were lifted on 22 January 2010 due to the absence of clinical signs for more than 7 days.

In Varde, the affected population comprises a fattening herd with 1,200 fattening pigs. Due to clinical disease, pigs were sent for autopsy to the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) on 13 January 2010.

In both cases, real-time PCR tests were conducted, wherein it was confirmed that the virus is present in the farms.

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