Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

H5N8 HPAI in western Russia

9 July, 2018

Since early June, some 32 outbreaks of H5N8 have been reported in commercial poultry across several oblasts of western Russia including Kurskaya Samarskaya, Orlovskaya, Saratovskaya, Kurskaya, Smolenskaya and Penzenskaya. In addition, one outbreak occurred in a large poultry farm of 190,000 birds in Penzenskaya oblast in mid-June.
This emphasises the requirement for robust control measures in order to ensure mitigation forrisk of spread of infection.