- Posted by Marina
According to a report released by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), between May 28 and June 18, 2020, 11 new outbreaks of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAAP) were reported in commercial birds in Taipei, India and Hungary. The total number of HPAI outbreaks in progress in the world is 69. They are distributed as follows: Africa (19), America (1) and Asia (49).
In the same period, ten new outbreaks of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAAP) were reported in wild birds in India. The total number of IAAP outbreaks in progress in these bird populations is 26. They are distributed as follows: Africa (11) and Asia (15).
During the period, a total of 210,185 animals were reported as losses in Asia and Europe in the ongoing and new outbreaks, compared to 288,153 losses reported in the previous report.
In Africa, no new outbreaks in commercial or wild birds were reported during the period. Continuous outbreaks are still present in South Africa and Nigeria, both in poultry (H5N6 and H5N8) and in wild birds (H5N8).
In the American continent, no new cases have been reported either, but an ongoing outbreak is still present in the United States in poultry (H7N3) since April 2020.
In Asia, Taipei reported 1 new outbreaks (H5N5) in poultry, India 4 new outbreaks in poultry (H5N1) and 10 new outbreaks in wild birds (H5N1). Continuous outbreaks are still present in Afghanistan, China, Taipei, India, Korea, Philippines and Vietnam in poultry (subtypes H5, H5N1, H5N5, H5N6 and H7N9) and Afghanistan, China and India in wild birds (H5, H5N1, H5N6 and H7N9). In Europe, Hungary recorded 6 new outbreaks in poultry (H5N8).