Poultry sector at risk from H5N8 flu

Poultry sector at risk from H5N8 flu

FAO, OIE urge at-risk countries in Europe to step up biosecurity efforts.

A NEW avian influenza strain detected in Europe that is similar to strains reported to be circulating in Asia this year poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resource countries situated along the Black Sea and East Atlantic migratory routes of wild birds, the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) warned Nov. 24.

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