Index – Abroad – 48 million birds were slaughtered last year in the largest bird flu to date

Bird flu has appeared in several counties in Hungary this summer, most recently in Hajdu district of Bihar Virus detected. Already before Csongrád-CsanádAnd the Pax KisconBeside ZAPOLEX Zatmar Berig Also appeared in the county. In August, Nabih announced this in Hungary is over bird flu season. However, the situation is different across Europe.

In the UK, 161 cases of highly infectious (pathogen) avian influenza (HPAI) were detected in poultry and captive birds, resulting in the culling of 3.2 million birds. The previous record of 26 cases was set in 2021, A . reports BBC.

According to the UK government, culled birds make up a small percentage of the total production – around 20 million birds per week.

In previous years, the virus mostly stopped in the summer months, but this epidemic continues year-round and spreads more easily among bird populations. The number of cases will continue to rise in the coming months as migratory birds return to the UK, bringing with it the risk of disease spreading to flocks, said Christine Middlemes, UK’s chief veterinary officer.

Avian influenza has been detected in 37 countries

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Union Reference Laboratory for Avian Flu published on Monday. to Europe And the latest UK bird flu data, to track outbreaks from October 2021 to September 9, 2022.

A total of 47.7 million birds had died after the epidemic affected more than 2,600 birds and captive birds as of September 9.

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The report also revealed that the virus was detected in 3,573 wild birds, infecting 37 countries and extending from Svalbard to southern Portugal and eastern Ukraine. But the report cautioned that this statistic does not reflect the true figure, which could be higher.

Although no human cases of infection have been recorded in the European Union, there was one in southwest England in January. Andrea Ammon, director of the center, warned that agricultural and livestock workers remain “at increased risk of infection” and called on employers to improve safety.

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