Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Hungary: avian influenza

14 January, 2021

Hungary’s food safety authority NEBIH ordered the slaughter of 101,000 chicken layers due to avian influenza.
In the affected holding, at Kerekegyháza, Bacs-Kiskun, 101,185 laying hens have been kept in four pens. In one of these pens, where 28,800 laying hens were kept, a drop in egg production and soft-shell eggs have been observed. No other symptoms and no increased mortality have been registered.
A second case has been reported on a farm in the northern part of the country. The outbreak, which occurred in the town of Acs, killed 150 fattening turkeys out of a flock of 47,596, with the remaining turkeys culled.