Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Belgium: HPAI in wild birds

15 November, 2020

On November 13, an animal rescue center in Ostend, on the Belgian seaside, received three sick wild birds from separate coastal places, which proved positive for HPAI H5N8. These separate infections suggest that HPAI may be widespread amongst wild birds as many migrating birds from HPAI infected areas are flying over Belgium. On November 14, the Belgian government expanded its previous measure ordering poultry indoors to all birds kept by Belgian households.