Bird Flu spreading throughout Europe and Asia

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Bird Flu spreading throughout Europe and Asia

Bird Flu is about to make a comeback!

Several outbreaks of severe bird flu in Europe and Asia have been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health and the quick spread of the virus has forced poultry to be put on a lockdown.

In a report by Reuter’s the spread of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has put poultry on lockdown as the virus can spread on to humans.

It is attracting the attention too of epidemiologists as the virus can be transmitted to humans. China has reported 21 human infections with the H5N6 subtype of avian influenza so far this year, more than in the whole of 2020.

South Korea reported an outbreak at a farm of around 770,000 poultry in Chungcheongbuk-do, the OIE said on Monday, citing a report from the South Korean authorities. All animals were slaughtered.

Also in Asia, Japan reported its first outbreak of the 2021 winter season, at a poultry farm in the northeast of the country, the OIE said, confirming a statement last week by Japan’s agriculture ministry.