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Emergent Avian Influenza virus detected in surveillance of migratory birds in Russian Federation

click to enlargeSeptember 2016 - FAO is advising countries to be on high alert for possible spread of a virus detected recently in wild birds at Lake Ubsu-Nur in the Tyva Republic of Russian Federation. In late May and early June 2016, surveillance activities conducted in wild migratory bird populations at Ubsu-Nur Lake detected a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the H5N8 subtype. The virus was confirmed in samples collected from several species of waterfowl, including black-headed gulls, grey heron, great cormorants, great-crested grebe...[Read more]


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