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Italy Reports H1N1 Outbreak in Swine

by 5m Editor
7 December 2009, at 9:33am

ITALY - Italy has reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that an outbreak of A/H1N1 in swine was confirmed on 27 November.

The Italian veterinary authorities sent an immediate notification to the OIE on Friday, 4 December.

The outbreak occured in a pig farm in Lombardia. The source of the outbreak has not yet been traced.

A reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was conducted, which confirmed the presence of the virus in the region.

Although the issue has been resolved, the OIE, along with the country's veterinary authorities, have applied measures.