EFSA Avian Influenza back
The European Commission has called on Member States to be vigilant and to reduce the risk of further outbreaks, by taking measures such as increasing biosecurity levels in poultry holdings and backyard flocks.
EFSA has worked on this topic extensively in recent years. Its work has included a scientific opinion on migratory wild birds and their possible role in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. No human cases of HPAI H5N8 have been reported in the EU.