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Avian influenza cases in poultry and water birds on the rise



The latest report from EFSA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the EU Reference Laboratory (EURL) with OSH recommendations provided by EU-OSHA, indicates that cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) recorded in Europe among poultry and water birds have risen since the summer.

EU-OSHA's participation in the report has been based on recommendations on monitoring, diagnosis of human infections and public health, occupational health and safety measures for infection prevention and control in the EU/EEA.

According to the report, in the coming months the increasing infection pressure on poultry establishments might increase the risk of incursions in poultry, with potential further spread.

Read EFSA´s Avian influenza overview September -December 2022

Visit the interactive dashboard with information on the number and evolution of cases in Europe.

Discover the report on Testing and detection of zoonotic influenza virus infections in humans in the EU/EEA