Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Germany: avian influenza in wild birds

1 November, 2020

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) informs that avian influenza has been detected in a wild duck in Hamburg, a common buzzard in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and various wild birds in Schleswig-Holstein. The strains involved are H5N8 and H5N5. The competent authorities of the federal states are now called to closely monitor the situation and to intensify monitoring measures with regard to dead or sick wild birds. Poultry farmers are also asked to take precautionary measures and monitor their flocks.