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Russian AI prompts warning for European farms

  • 21 Aug 08:26

Poultry producers are being urged to review biosecurity on their farms after the latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a commercial Russian farm. Authorities confirmed a site housing almost 500,000 birds in the Kostromskaya region in north western Russia was infected with H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza. The virus belongs to the Asia lineage of H5 high path strain that has been in outbreaks across Asia, Africa and Europe since 2014. An assessment by the UK government said that if the source was wild birds then their migratory paths could see farms across northern Europe at risk. The site of this latest outbreak is overlapped by three. Read more...