Surveillance for Avian Influenza
In response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus the European Commission required all Member States to step up their surveillance for avian influenza to enable early detection and rapid response in the event of an outbreak. The Commission is providing funding for the national monitoring of domestic poultry and wild birds. Member States must send a disease notification to the European Commission and to the World Organisation for Animal Health in case highly pathogenic avian influenza virus is detected in poultry or wild birds and in case low pathogenic avian influenza virus of the subtype H5 and H7 is isolated from poultry. Member States must report the results of their surveillance to the Commission.
Results of AI surveillance in poultry and wild birds
Results of AI surveillance in poultry :
Results of AI surveillance in wild birds:
More information on the Community legislation on avian surveillance can be found here.
Further info on avian influenza and wild birds:
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