Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Avian Influenza (H5N8) in Bulgaria

DEFRA 9 November, 2018

The Bulgarian authorities have now reported 24 outbreaks of HPAI H5N8, including 9 outbreaks in October (OIE, 2018). These outbreaks in October have been reported in commercial premises with laying hens (39,000) and ducks (between 1,000 birds and 16,000 birds), small commercial farms (fewer than 500 birds) and one very large commercial premises (130,000 birds).