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Close cooperation will be needed to halt the further spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Europe, according to the region’s animal health agency. Four European countries have reported their first cases this season, and an eighth outbreak has been confirmed in a Japanese poultry flock.
In a fast evolving situation, four European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden — have officially registered the season’s first outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.
While Russia and Israel report further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, first cases of the season have been detected in western Europe. Wild birds at two locations in South Korea have tested positive for a related virus.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in flock of 18,800 turkeys
October 21, 2020
Following a first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a chicken flock in northern Israel earlier this month, cases have now been detected in a second flock in another region, as well as cases among captive water birds.
Following a prolonged absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at a kibbutz in Israel. There have also been further outbreaks in Russia, while South Africa has reported detecting two different types of the mild form of the disease on ostrich farms.
A new report urges European countries to prepare for likely outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry and other birds in the coming months. The advice follows a recent spike in outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Russia and Kazakhstan. There have also been new cases in Vietnamese poultry, while the mild form of the disease has been detected among more South African commercial ostriches, and in captive birds at a German zoo.
Changes are consistent with recommendations approved at 2018 NPIP Biennial Conference
October 1, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.