Rapid Risk Assessment, 26.04.2021
In Germany, around 1,200 HPAIV H5 cases in wild birds and 245 outbreaks in poultry and captive birds have been detected since 30. October 2020, six of them in captive birds. In addition, 20 European countries reported new outbreaks of HPAIV subtype H5 in captive birds and wild birds. However, in Germany, a reduction in the number of new outbreaks and cases has been observed in recent days. The risk of spread in waterfowl populations and disease introduction in poultry farms and captive birds is now considered to be moderate. Equally, there is a moderate risk of introduction of HPAIV subtype H5 through virus spread between poultry farms within Germany. Trade with live poultry, including movements between EU member states with high trade volumes, continues to carry a high risk. Biosecurity measures in poultry holdings should be reviewed and optimized where possible.
Rapid Risk Assessment HPAIV H5 in Germany, Version April 26, 2021 (PDF, barrier-free)