Date :3 December 2020

The outbreak of HPAI in the wild bird populations of Denmark

Danish veterinary authorities have confirmed the outbreak and prevalence of Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country’s wild bird population.

On October 30, 2020, the carcass of a falcon (Falco peregrinus) was found near the municipality of Guldborgsund in the Sakskøbing region, according to a statement issued by the World Organization for Animal Health.

Experiments on this bird have shown that it is infected with the H5N5 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.

Experts are trying to identify other possible cases in the country.

It should be noted that according to Article of the World Organization for Animal Health, the member countries of this organization can not prohibit the trade of the poultry industry products of the country affected by the disease due to the outbreak and spread of avian influenza in the wild bird populations.

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