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Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Europe

11/16/2023

ProMED-mail reported on an outbreak of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on a laying farm in Donnington, Lincolnshire.  The County has a high population of commercial poultry with a dozen outbreaks recorded in late 2021 extending into 2022 resulting in culling of a million birds.  The affected flock has been depopulated with imposition of a two-mile protection zone and a six-mile surveillance zone in accordance with WOAH recommendations.

Hungary reported an outbreak of HPAI on a duck-growing farm in the in the northeast of the nation.

 

Finland continues to report outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in fur farms with 42 units now having been infected.  The recent round of infections was determined from surveillance with 10 facilities positive out of 38 reviewed.  Affected farms are in Ostrobothnia and Satakunta regions close to costal areas facilitating contact with migratory marine birds.