HELSINKI, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The first-ever cases of the easily transmittable bird flu type H5N8 have been detected in Finland, the Finnish Food Authority confirmed on Friday to national broadcaster Yle.
Sunday, 17 January 2021 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a new case of human infection of avian influenza virus in China in the first week of 2021; 6 new cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus were reported on Dec. 9, 2020: Iraq is the latest country infected with bird flu
Friday, 15 January 2021 Cases of bird flu are spreading in Maharashtra with wild bird deaths reported from nine districts on Thursday, taking the toll to 3,378 across the state: bird flu in crows and herons have been found positive for the (H5N1 strain) and samples of Crows found positive for the H5N8 strain.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 A "highly pathogenic strain" of the bird flu virus is currently in circulation in Ireland: The strain AI H5N8 has been detected in 18 wild bird species across eight counties - Limerick, Monaghan, Wicklow, Mayo, Cork, Wexford, Louth and Kildare: Including dozens of seagulls observed on Sandymount Beach.
A "highly pathogenic strain" of the bird flu virus is currently in circulation according to the Department of Agriculture. The department was responding to reports of significant numbers of dead birds discovered around the State including dozens of seagulls observed on Sandymount Strand in recent days. The strain AI H5N8, has been detected in 18 wild bird species across eight counties - Limerick, Monaghan, Wicklow, Mayo, Cork, Wexford, Louth and Kildare.
Avian influenza has been spreading through Europe and Asia in recent weeks, causing millions of birds to be culled as Denmark becomes the first European country of 2021 to announce an outbreak with the culling of almost 10,000 birds
5 Dec 2021
According to reporting from the Anadolu Agency, animal health authorities in Denmark detected the bird flu outbreak on 1 January as part of the country's farm surveillance efforts. Around 9,000 birds will be culled to prevent the spread of the virus. Animal health authorities are asking poultry farmers and bird keepers to adhere to strict biosecurity measures and to prevent contact between domestic birds and wild birds.
Avian influenza has been spreading through Europe and Asia in recent weeks, causing millions of birds to be culled. Researchers believe that the current outbreak originated in wild birds, and is being spread to captive birds as the wild birds migrate for the winter season
India is the first country in 2021 to report several outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza which is causing huge concern in Europe and Asia: Around 12,000 ducks have died in the last few days, while according to the minister, another 36,000 are likely to be culled.
5 Dec 2021
In Kerala, the H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam. Of the eight samples sent to a Bhopal-based laboratory, influenza - commonly known as Bird Flu - has been detected in five. "According to the established guidelines, birds in 1 km radius of the affected areas will be culled to contain the spread," Minister K Raju told the media. Around 12,000 ducks have died in the last few days, while according to the minister, another 36,000 are likely to be culled. "The decision on compensation to farmers is to be finalised after discussions with the Chief Minister," he added.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, India has reported the emergence of more bird flu since last week.