Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Germany: H5N8 in poultry farm

6 November, 2020

Avian influenza H5N8 has been found on a poultry farm in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, after it has already spread among the wild bird population in the region. German public broadcaster NDR says more than 1,000 dead wild birds - mainly geese and ducks - have been found on the Nordfriesland coast, most likely infected with avian influenza virus.
Earlier this year, a case of H5N8 avian influenza was confirmed in a poultry farm in the northern state of Lower Saxony.