Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Saudi Arabia: H5N8 outbreaks

30 December, 2017

H5N8 HPAI has been found at a  poultry facility (breeding farm) in Al-Ahsa, an Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
New cases of the avian influenza were discovered at Al-Quaiya and Dharma. The H5N8 disease was first discovered at Al-Aziziya Market before hitting the governorates of Al-Kharj and Huraimila. The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture reported 8 new cases at a poultry project in Riyadh, which led to the culling of 85627 birds.
The authorities have also culled 1232 birds at 12 locations in the region of Mazahmiya.