Avian Influenza Outbreak in 2016
In September 2016, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
released a warning about the spread of HPAI H5N8, when it was found in
17 water birds at Ubsu-Nur Lake in Russia.
Despite this early warning,
H5N8 spread south into India, affecting several states, and
Now, H5N8 has been detected in Hungary, Poland, Croatia,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, and
This is the fourth wave of intercontinental movement of HPAI H5
viruses since 2005 and the spread of the virus is presumed as being
mainly due to migratory wild birds.
When possible, vaccination of birds is the best prevention method in
combination with stamping out, biosecurity and surveillance measures
particularly in areas with high poultry density.
measures help to ensure that birds do not become sick and die and the
spread of the virus can be reduced or stopped.
- See more at: http://www.ifaheurope.org/food-producing-animals/disease-outbreaks/avianflu-h5n8.html#sthash.fjwAiRYY.dpuf