H5N8 outbreak in Hungarian ducks

By Georgi Gyton contact

- Last updated on GMT

The strain looks similar to the outbreaks reported in Asia and Europe
The strain looks similar to the outbreaks reported in Asia and Europe

Related tags: Pathogenic avian influenza, Influenza, Virus, Livestock, Poultry

A further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in fattening ducks, in Hungary.

A report was submitted to the World Organisation for Animal Health on 25 February, with more than 21,000 birds noted as susceptible.

The outbreak was reported in Füzesgyarmat, Bekes, after suspicions were raised with the National Food Safety Chain Office.

Preliminary results suggest that the sequences are very closely related to the Asian and European H5N8 HPAI virus sequences reported so far. Whole genome sequencing is in progress, said the report.

Related topics: Meat

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