Hungary reports H5N1 avian flu outbreak in poultry

The source of the infection is unknown
calendar icon 19 November 2021
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Between the two outbreaks, the virus killed 107 birds, and 38,886 were culled to curb disease spread, reported the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

In related news, the United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said yesterday that H5N1 has been detected at a facility in Derbyshire. Tests are under way to assess the pathogenicity.

Japan reported its fourth highly pathogenic H5 outbreak, this time in Hyogo prefecture, according to a government statement translated and posted by Avian Flu Diary (AFD), an infectious disease news blog. The country has recently reported both H5N1 and H5N8 outbreaks in poultry.

Meanwhile, three European countries reported more H5N1 detections in wild birds: Belgium (wild goose, Flanders), France (wild geese and mute swans, Grand Est region), and Romania (mute swan, Calarasi County).

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