In its latest overview of the HPAI situation in Europe (as of April 12), European Reference Lab for avian influenza, IZSVe highlights that the number of outbreaks since October of last year has produced three distinct waves in terms of outbreaks numbers.
As Germany and Poland are experiencing a sharp spike in outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations, the disease situation in France continues to ease.
As impacts of the pandemic continue to impact adversely its business as one of South Africa’s leading poultry companies, Astral Foods is forecasting significant year-on-year reductions in share earnings.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to cause losses among poultry flocks in Niger and Nigeria. Combined with other recent challenges, the disease is leading to shortages of poultry on the Niger market. In South Africa, the HPAI situation appears to be easing.
Among the countries reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry are the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. With ever more wild birds testing positive for the virus, most European states remain in high alert. However, there are signs of the disease situation easing in southwestern France.
In Thailand, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) has been recognized as the first in the country for cage-free egg production. Meanwhile, the government in Taiwan has supported its subsidiary’s application to build five poultry units in the east of the territory.
In West Africa, Niger has reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than three years. Meanwhile, tests have revealed further cases in poultry in Nigeria and Algeria.