The current highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) epidemic in poultry and wild birds is the largest ever recorded in Europe. This is according to the latest review of the disease situation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
To show how the situation is developing, the agency has recently launched an interactive dashboard.
For the HPAI season from October of 2021 to September of the following year, the number of outbreaks confirmed by 37 European countries reached 2,520 in poultry, 227 in captive birds, and 3,867 in wild species. More than 50 million farmed poultry were culled across the region over this period.