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Poland Reports HPAI in Commercial Farms


Authorities in Poland have reported a concerning number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 strain avian influenza to the World Organization of Animal Health. According to the Agency approximately 650,000 turkeys and some broilers are undergoing depletion on five farms in the East-Central area of the Nation in Masovia and Lubusz Provinces. An unconnected outbreak occurred on a small mixed-species farm in the Southwest in Silesia Province near the border with the Czech Republic. Simultaneous outbreaks separated by wide distances denotes widespread dissemination of virus presumably by migratory waterfowl from which H5N1 virus has been isolated in numerous E.U nations and the U.K. Click for larger map