Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Europe: current avian influenza situation

14 January, 2020

Poland: Eleven outbreaks of H5N8 HPAI have been reported, and a case in a wild bird (hawk). 
Slovakia has reported its first H5N8 HPAI case of the 2019/20 season, on 09 January in a small backyard holding in the western county of Nitra of 22 poultry (free range hens). 
Hungary confirmed its first outbreak of H5N8 HPAI on 12 January in a commercial poultry establishment (~53,000 turkeys) in the north western county of Komárom-Esztergom,close to the Slovakian border.
Romania confirmed its first outbreak of H5N8 HPAI on 14 January in a commercial poultry establishment, following the mortality of approximately 11,000 birds (from ~ 18,700 laying hens) in the north western county of Maramures, close to the Hungarian and Ukrainian borders.