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Title: #Avian #Influenza #H5N8 – #Global #situation #update as of 6 June 2017.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds global panzootic, current situation.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), full page: (LINK). Excerpt.

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Avian Influenza H5N8 – Global situation update  as of 6 June 2017



Information provided herein is current as of the date of issue. Information added or changed since the last H5N8 situation update appears in red. Human cases are depicted in the geographic location of their report. For some cases, exposure may have occurred in one geographic location but reported in another. For cases with unknown onset date, reporting date was used instead. FAO compiles information drawn from multiple national (Ministries of Agriculture or Livestock, Ministries of Health, Provincial Government websites; Centers for Disease Prevention and Control [CDC]) and international sources (World Health Organization [WHO], World Organisation for Animal Health [OIE]) as well as peer-reviewed scientific articles. FAO makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information. The designation employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers.


  • Situation:
    • H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) 2016 virus in Africa, Asia, Europe and Middle East with pandemic potential.
  • Confirmed countries*: 
    1. Austria*,
    2. Belgium*,
    3. Bosnia and Herzegovina*,
    4. Bulgaria*,
    5. Cameroon*,
    6. China,
    7. Croatia*,
    8. the Czech Republic*,
    9. Democratic Republic of the Congo*,
    10. Denmark*,
    11. Egypt*,
    12. Finland,
    13. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*,
    14. France*,
    15. Germany*,
    16. Greece*,
    17. Hungary*,
    18. India*,
    19. Iran (Islamic Republic of)*,
    20. Israel*,
    21. Ireland,
    22. Italy*,
    23. Luxembourg*,
    24. Kazakhstan,
    25. the Republic of Korea*,
    26. Kuwait*,
    27. Lithuania,
    28. Nepal*,
    29. the Netherlands*,
    30. Niger*,
    31. Nigeria*,
    32. Poland*,
    33. Portugal,
    34. Romania*,
    35. Russian Federation*,
    36. Serbia*,
    37. Slovakia*,
    38. Slovenia,
    39. Spain*,
    40. Sweden*,
    41. Switzerland,
    42. Tunisia,
    43. the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*,
    44. Uganda*,
    45. Ukraine* and
    46. Zimbabwe*.
  • Number of human cases:
    • None reported to date.


{x} Reports of H5N8 HPAI events in Taiwan, Province of China, are not included in this update since the virus belongs to a genetically different strain.

{*} Countries in which the virus was detected in poultry.


Keywords: FAO; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Wild Birds; Worldwide.