Luxembourg's Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development has reported a confirmed outbreak of avian influenza (virus type H5N1) in the Grand Duchy.
On Wednesday 14 December 2022, a bird flu outbreak was confirmed in domestic geese in Useldange in western Luxembourg.
In order to prevent the introduction of the virus into poultry flocks, the following measures apply until further notice across Luxembourg:
- feeding and watering must take place in premises which are not accessible to wild birds;
- poultry must be kept in closed rooms;
- poultry may have access to exit areas provided that the latter are protected by nets to prevent any contact with wild birds;
- biosecurity rules must be scrupulously respected;
- all poultry gatherings (poultry exhibitions) are prohibited;
- any abnormal poultry mortality should be reported to a veterinarian.
Any discovery of an ill or dead wild aquatic bird (goose, duck or swan) should be reported to the Luxembourg Veterinary and Food Administration (Administration luxembourgeoise vétérinaire et alimentaire - ALVA) via tel.: 247-82539 or via email: email@example.com.
These measures will be updated depending on the evolution of the disease.
The Agriculture Ministry recalled that the consumption of eggs and poultry meat remains safe.