Is there bird flu in Europe?

Bird flu diagnosed 675 times in Europe In addition, the virus has also been detected in mammals in several countries: in foxes in the Netherlands and Finland, in seals in Germany and Sweden, and in otters in Finland. Dutch poultry organisation, Avined, also warns that the situation in Europe remains very tense.

Where did the avian flu spread?

HPAI Asian H5N1 is especially deadly for poultry. The virus was first detected in 1996 in geese in China. Asian H5N1 was first detected in humans in 1997 during a poultry outbreak in Hong Kong and has since been detected in poultry and wild birds in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

What countries are most affected by bird flu?

Transmission of H5N1 from infected birds to humans has been confirmed in Iraq, Egypt, Djibouti and Pakistan. Egypt has been the most affected country in the EMR where the disease has remained endemic, with frequent epizootic and 167 human cases that include 60 deaths.

Is bird flu in the UK?

The government has confirmed 76 cases of avian influenza H5N1 in England. There was also 1 case of avian influenza in Wales where a small area of the disease control zones around this case extended into England.

Is there bird flu in UK?

Bird flu is a seasonal occurrence in the UK, as some wild migratory birds bring the virus with them during winter. The disease can then spread to populations in farms and wildlife sanctuaries when wild birds mix with captive ones.

Where did bird flu start in 2009?

Summary: The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic — responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide — originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team is reporting.

Has bird flu reached Pune?

PUNE: The animal husbandry department on Thursday stated that no bird flu case has been found in Maharashtra and people should consume chicken or eggs without fear. The department said in a statement that it has been conducting bird flu surveys every year.

Is bird flu still there in Maharashtra?

Over 5,800 poultry found dead in Maharashtra, India in suspected bird flu outbreaks. Latest poultry mortality figures in Maharashtra, India show that 5,819 birds have died as of 13 March, as the local government promises to compensate poultry farmers for their losses.

Can humans get avian flu?

Some strains of bird flu can pass from birds to people, but this is extremely rare. It usually requires close contact with an infected bird, so the risk to humans is generally considered very low. Human-to-human transmission of bird flu is very rare.

Where is avian influenza (H5N8) in Europe?

19 July 2019: Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe 21 January 2019: Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe Disease risk considerations supporting the definition of Avian Influenza Higher Risk Areas in England, Scotland and Wales (November 2018) 9 November 2018: Avian Influenza (H5N8) in Bulgaria

Where can I find more information about bird flu?

See Avian influenza (bird flu) – GOV.UK ( for further information. Since October 2020 several European countries have been affected by cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), caused by H5 subtype viruses.

What do we know about the avian flu outbreak in Denmark?

2 March 2018, the Danish authorities notified the OIE of a new case of avian influenza (AI) in wild birds. This was the first registered Danish outbreak of HPAI H5N6. The positive result was from a white tailed eagle ( Haliaeetus albicilla) found dead near the municipality of Slagelse, in the east of the country.

What is avian influenza?

Avian influenza (AI) is a viral respiratory disease that infects all avian species. AI is a common disease, but the virus frequently changes or mutates. Based on the severity of illness, the AI is classified as either HPAI or low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI).