Date :3 December 2020

Isolation of H5N8 avian influenza virus from industrial poultry in Denmark

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has entered the Danish industrial poultry population.

According to the World Organization for Animal Health, the disease has occurred on a farm of 25,000 laying poultry. More than 1,500 poultry on the farm have been lost and the rest will be culled according to written standards.

Laboratory assessments suggest that the H5N8 avian influenza virus has caused these deaths.

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The outbreak of HPAI in the wild bird populations of Denmark

Meanwhile, the country’s veterinary authorities have announced that they will take the necessary measures by Directive 2005/94 / EC within a radius of three and ten kilometers of the outbreak center and will control traffic and use traceability in this regard.

Exports of poultry products from Denmark to markets not yet affected by the disease are expected to be suspended for at least three months.

Danish veterinary officials recently reported the death of a Falcon due to HPAI in the west of the country.

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