Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Russia reports more H5N8 cases

28 October, 2020

The Russian Authorities are reporting multiple outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N8. The cases were reported in poultry and wild birds. H5N8 outbreaks were reported in the southwest of the country. One in the Republic of Tatarstan began on Sep 30 in backyard birds. Another outbreak occurred at a farm in Kostroma oblast, which started on Oct 10, killing 14,041 of 282,957 poultry. The surviving birds were destroyed.