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]


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 --


@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 --