Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Czech Republic: 5th European nation to report HPAI H5N8 in 2020

18 January, 2020 The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a small poultry farm (12 birds) in the country's central region (Štěpánov nad Svratkou in the Vysočina Region). Read More

Campylobacter outbreak in Denmark

Source: Food Safety News 16 January, 2020 Almost 90 people are part of an outbreak in Denmark from Campylobacter after eating chicken meat from one slaughterhouse. Campylobacter jejuni sequence type 122 was identified in patients by whole genome sequencing. This type was also found in chicken meat from one slaughterhouse belonging to HKScan in Vinderup, a town in Northwestern Jutland. Products from this site are sold at all the major Danish retail chains. Read More

H6N1 confirmed in Northern Ireland

16 January, 2020 A case of avian influenza H6N1 strain has been identified in a broiler breeder farm in County Fermanagh. Read More

Romania confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza

15 January, 2020 An outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza virus was confirmed at a chicken farm in the region of Maramures, in northern Romania. the first such outbreak in nearly three years. Read More

Hungary: HPAI H5N8 in Turkeys

13 January, 2020 The National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) announced that it has detected the H5N8 strain of avian influenza at a turkey farm (53,500 birds) in Komárom-Esztergom country. Read More

Slovakia: an outbreak of HPAI H5N8

10 January, 2020 Slovakia confirms an outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 in a small poultry farm (backyard poultry) in the village of Zbehy, Nitra district. Read More

California: Newcastle Disease update

4 January, 2020 Over the past month, virulent Newcastle disease cases have increased because people have violated the CDFA VND Regional Quarantine by moving infected birds or contaminated equipment and secondary spread to neighboring flocks. Now there are 20 new cases under investigation, all linked to the recent Bloomington area outbreak. Most of the cases are in San Bernardino County, with two in Riverside County and one in Los Angeles County. Backyard flocks as well as retail pet/feed stores are involved. Read More

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. Read More

Poland: HPAI H5N8 on turkey farm

2 January, 2020 Avian Influenza has been detected in turkeys in eastern Poland. 13,000 birds will be slaughtered.
Poland is the largest poultry producer in Europe.
The last outbreak of avian influenza in Poland was recorded in 2017. Read More