Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Polish avian influenza outbreak spreads

4 January, 2020

Four more outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported across Poland, bringing the total number of incidents in Europe’s largest poultry producer to six.
Outbreaks were confirmed in Wolka Orlowska and Olchowiec Kolonia, both in the Lubelskie region of Poland.
Another outbreak of the H5N8 strain reported in the eastern Lubelskie region at a farm (13,000 guinea fowl) about 500 meters from where two cases in turkeys were confirmed this week. An outbreak of the H5N8 strain was also confirmed on a chicken farm (65,000) in Przygodzice, in the western Wielkopolskie region.