Influenza A virus subtype H5N3

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H5N3 is a subtype of the species Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus).

H5N3 was identified in Quebec in August 2005 [1] and in Sweden in October 2005.[2]

2009:

H5N3 virus was identified at a La Garnache farm in France in late January. 90 birds were found dead between 29 January 2009 and 31 January 2009. The remaining stock of 4,932 birds was culled on 1 February 2009.[3]

Germany:102 ostriches and 28 chickens in a farm Blumberg must be slaughtered; suspicion of avian influenza. The samples have shown that it is an H5N3 virus, an influenza A virus -- http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.badische-zeitung.de/suedwest-1/gefluegelpest-auf-straussenfarm-was-sagt-ein-veterinaer--77973407.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dh5n3%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1536%26bih%3D749%26tbs%3Dqdr:h

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@2013Aug06: An outbreak of low pathogenic `H5N3` bird flu has been detected on a duck farm in the eastern county of Hualien, the first occurrence of the virus strain in Taiwan -- http://www.chinapost.com.tw/health/infectious-diseases/2013/08/06/385662/Taiwan-reports.htm