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In Poland, the 2021/2022 wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) began on November 2, 2021, leading to 93 confirmed outbreaks in poultry through April 28, 2022, in 13 Polish provinces. The outbreaks were confirmed mainly in commercial flocks...
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have already led to the culling of 15 million poultry birds in France (approximately 5 percent of the total poultry flock). Dozens of new cases are being discovered every day. The new variant of the HPAI H5N1 virus appears to be highly transmissible and is spreading rapidly through reproductive flocks of broilers, ducks and egg laying hens.
Since October 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality has reported 37 findings of avian influenza at commercial poultry farms in the Netherlands. One of the most recent findings is in the municipality of Barneveld, which is considered the poultry capital of the Netherlands. Both the global Covid-19 crisis and local avian influenza outbreaks have had a negative effect on Dutch exports.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

The combination of COVID disruptions and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks led to a 1.8 percent decline in EU (European Union) chicken meat production in Calendar Year (CY) 2021. Despite ongoing HPAI outbreaks, easing COVID restrictions will likely result in a 0.2 percent increase in EU chicken meat production in CY 2022.
On March 18, 2022, Romania’s Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (IDAH) confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on a commercial laying hens farm located in southern Romania.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Turkey: Poultry and Products Semi Annual

Turkey’s production of chicken meat in 2022 is projected higher, in large part because of anticipated strong export demand from neighboring countries and China.
The United Kingdom (UK) is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Having entered the UK via the wild migratory bird population in October 2021, it has now spread to commercial poultry flocks.
On December 31, 2021, the Ministry of Trade and Integration announced the first stage of 2022 meat and poultry quotas by HS code for historic suppliers (i.e., importers). The first stage approved the distribution of 2,835 tons of beef and 31,500 tons of poultry.
Since October 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has reported 21 findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on commercial poultry farms in the Netherlands. The six most recent findings were reported in November...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Austria: HPAI Detected on Small Farm in Lower Austria

On November 25, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety confirmed the first on-farm case of avian influenza this fall.
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Hungary: Avian Influenza Returns to Hungary

Hungary regained its avian influenza free status on June 10, 2021, but the disease is now back in the country.
An investigation conducted by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has confirmed that the strain of avian influenza that was detected in a laying hen population in Klepp municipality in Rogaland (a county in Western Norway) on November 11, 2021, was a highly pathogenic variant, more specifically H5N1.