Via The Global Dispatch: Libya reports first H5N1 bird flu outbreak on Tubruq farm. Excerpt:
Libya has reported its first outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 on a farm in the port city of Tubruq (Tobruk) near the Egyptian border, according to Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director General, National Centre of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth , Zawia, Libya and published in a World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) summary report today.
The outbreak that began last week occurred at a farm that affected about 50 birds (45 local backyard chickens and 5 ducks).
The presence of the virus was confirmed by the National Center of Disease Control Laboratory (National laboratory) via real-time PCR.
The source of the outbreak is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
The source may be unknown, but I'd bet on Egypt.