H5N1 Avian Influenza Reported in Odisha State, India


Consistent with the requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health, India has reported an outbreak of H5N1 strain avian influenza in the state of Odisha (formerly Orissa in East India, on the Bay of Bengal)).  It is significant that the case emanated from the State Veterinary School that operates a breeding farm and presumably diagnostic and vaccine production facilities, as is common in India.  It is assumed that appropriate quarantine, surveillance and control measures have been implemented.