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Avian influenza overview February – May 2020

Between 16 February and 15 May 2020, 290highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) virus outbreakswere reported in Europe in poultry (n=287), captive birds (n=2) and wild birds (n=1)in Bulgaria, Czechia,Germany,Hungary andPolandand two low pathogenic ...

30 June 2020
Scientific Opinion

Welfare of pigs at slaughter

The killing of pigs for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or on farm. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed for welfare, from the arrival of pigs until their death, were grouped into three main phases: pre‐stun ...

17 June 2020
Scientific Opinion

Risk assessment for influenza D in Europe

Recent studies have identified a new genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family, Influenza D virus (IDV). This virus was shown to infect farm animals including swine and cattle, and to efficiently replicate and transmit in ferrets, the animal model of choice fo ...

04 June 2020
External Scientific Report

Guidance for reporting 2020 avian influenza data

Avian influenza surveillance data should be submitted twice a year from Member States to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) using the EFSA Standard Sample Description version 2 (SSD2). Specific guidelines to support reporting countries with this da ...

20 May 2020
Technical report

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