Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Hungary: H5N8 Update

6 May, 2020

The Hungarian Veterinary Authorities confirmed a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the subtype H5N8 in domestic poultry. The holding involved, housing 11,138 fattening turkeys at the time of confirmation, was located in Békés County, the third county from the beginning of the current H5N8 epidemic in the Hungarian territory where the viral infection has been reported. Control and eradication measures have been promptly implemented in compliance with the European legislation.