Thursday, November 10, 2016

OIE Notification: H5N8 In Switzerland


Given the detection of H5N8 on the Austrian side of Lake Constance earlier this week, it isn't terribly surprising that the Swiss are also reporting the discovery of 3 dead ducks that have tested positive on their end of the lake as well. 
Today's notification from the OIE brings to 6 (Hungary, Poland, Germany, Croatia, Austria and Switzerland) the number of European countries reporting HPAI H5N8 since the first of the month.  Additionally, we are awaiting test results from two other countries (Denmark & The Netherlands).
All of this seems to be following the pattern the FAO has been warning about since early September (see FAO On HPAI H5's 4th Intercontinental Wave). With the fall/winter avian flu season only  just barely underway, this could be a very long winter for poultry interests across much of Europe.