Although the Hungarian translations are somewhat tortured, a report posted on Hungary’s National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) appears to be reporting an HPAI (likely H5N8) outbreak at a duck farm in Füzesgyarmati (see map above), in the southeastern part of the country.
Assuming this gets confirmed by the FAO/OIE, Hungary would be added to the short but growing list of European nations (UK, Netherlands, Germany & Italy ) that have reported H5N8 in wild, migratory, or farmed birds since the fall of 2014.
This from the NÉBIH website:
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Revealed the presence of the bird flu virus NÉBIH Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate is a peaceful county poultry farm. To prevent the spread of the virus stocks - in addition to state compensation - killed professionals in the health service. The individuals recognized serotypes (H5N8) connection has not yet been found to have spread to humans.
The duck flock experienced increases in mortality, as well as on the basis of clinical symptoms observed in the animal health authorities learned of the suspicion. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza. The present number of European countries (such as Britain, the Netherlands, Bulgaria) serotype H5N8 disease first appeared in Germany in November last year. The fact that the infection had spread to humans has not yet been found!
In order to prevent the spread of animal disease health authority, in accordance with the emergency regulations and under state compensation, the total stock of the economy Füzesgyarmati Leola. In addition, 3 km radius protection zone around the farm all the holdings of experts invited, if necessary, take samples. The protection zone and the surveillance zone of 10 km radius of the spread of infection to prevent movement restrictions will apply.
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As a second source, we have the following media report via Delmagyar.hu.
Revealed the presence of avian influenza virus in a peaceful county farm, the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) veterinary diagnostic board of directors. In connection with the H5N8 serotype detected in individuals has not yet been found to have spread to humans - has informed the Ministry of Agriculture (FM) on Tuesday MTI.
al - 02.24.2015. 19:44