Date :3 December 2020

The Highly pathogenic avian influenza has reached Sweden

An industrial turkey farm in Sweden is plagued by Highly pathogenic avian influenza.

According to laboratory tests, the H5N8 avian influenza virus has been isolated from the farm.

It should be noted that this farm is located on the border with Poland.

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More than 5,100 turkeys were raised on the farm, of which 1,780 were lost and the rest were culled.

According to veterinary officials, the quarantine area has been formed within a radius of three and ten kilometers. Other necessary measures are being taken following Directive 2005/94 / EG.

The country’s experts are trying to limit and control the spread of the disease by controlling traffic within the country, using traceability, proper disposal of carcasses and by-products, disinfection of danger zones, and zoning.

It should be noted that, as in many other countries, vaccination or treatment for this disease is prohibited in Sweden.

Commentators believe that poultry exports from the country should be stopped for at least three months.

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