Poland: Avian Influenza Outbreaks Confirmed in Central Poland

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   PL2021-0029

The Polish Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5N1?in commercial farms of fattening turkeys in central Poland. On infected farms, the Veterinary Inspectorate implements all disease control measures in accordance with the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687, including culling animals, cleaning and disinfection on the farm, and designating protection and surveillance zones. The two outbreaks change the HPAI status of the country and will influence export possibilities for Polish poultry meat and products to non-EU countries.

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