Friday, October 28, 2016

FAO Notification Of H5N8 In Hungary


Overnight the FAO confirmed the report from yesterday (see Hungary: H5N8 Found In Dead Swan), which is Europe's first report of HPAI H5 this fall.

After making a number of tentative appearances across Europe  during the fall/winter of 2014-2015 (see map below), the H5N8 virus was basically a no-show last winter.

While it is too soon to know how much of an impact we'll see this year, recent reports of H5N8 in Russia, India, and now Hungary are enough to warrant extra attention - and beefed up biosecurity measures - across the EU.

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