Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Russia: H5N8 in backyard poultry

5 August, 2020

Avian influenza H5N8 (HPAI) was discovered in the Chelyabinsk region. The outbreak of avian influenza in the South Urals was set up in the laboratory of the Uvelsky district. 
Carcasses of birds (wild duck and two domestic geese) were found at the shores of Peschanoe and Tabinsha lakes in the Uvelsky district. 
A report to the OIE describes two outbreaks in backyard poultry (geese, ducks and chickens).