Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Saudi Arabia: H5N8 on poultry farm

4 February, 2020

Saudi Arabia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus on a poultry farm. The outbreak, which occurred in the central Sudair region, killed 22,700 birds. The other 385,300 birds in the flock were slaughtered.
The case was the first outbreak of the H5N8 virus in Saudi Arabia since July 2018.