Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Avian Influenza in Europe

26 March, 2020

Hungary: Hungarian food safety authority Nébih said it detected avian influenza virus H5N8 at a duck farm in Bács-Kiskun County (South Hungary). Nébih said it had started to destroy the 32,000 ducks on the farm.
It has also established a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone around the site.
Nébih said the obligation to keep poultry in enclosed areas is still in force.
Avian Influenza was last detected in Hungary in January 2020.
Poland: The Polish Veterinary Authorities confirmed a new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the subtype H5N8 in domestic poultry. The outbreak involved a commercial farm of 13-weeks meat turkey located in the Sulęcin city, Lubusz Voivodeship, that housed 94,206 birds. 
Germany: Control and eradication measures have been promptly implemented in compliance with the European legislation.
A case of H5N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in a poultry farm in Bad Lausick near Leipzig (eastern German state of Saxony). All poultry on the farm has been slaughtered. A previous case was found in a wild bird in Germany in January.