Continuing the continent’s worst season for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), seven European countries have recorded new outbreaks of the disease in commercial poultry. Among them is Hungary, where 17 new outbreaks have been confirmed.
So far this year, the number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on European poultry farms confirmed with one agency has reached 2,000. This total does not include the United Kingdom — experiencing by far its worst ever outbreak season — or non-commercial flocks.
As the number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry continues to rise, authorities in France and England have announced measures to tighten biosecurity on farms, including mandatory housing of commercial poultry.