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WildLife Group of the SAVA Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in the UK and Europe Dr Helen Roberts & Professor Ian Brown Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Animal & Plant Health Agency Veterinary & Science Policy Advice Team - International Disease Monitoring Updated Outbreak Assessment #15 29th September 2017 Since our last update on 8th August 2017, there have been no further cases or findings in the UK. All C&D has been completed and we have self-declared to the OIE that the UK is free of HPAI, as of 13th September 2017. In Europe, reports of H5N8 HPAI have continued in a number of countries. Italy has reported seven more outbreaks of H5N8 HPAI in Mantova, Pavia, Lodi, 14 Verona, Cremona and Padova. The poultry involved included mostly fattening turkeys, but also gamebirds and domestic geese and one smallholding. In all cases, disease control measures are in place; most introductions are considered to be primary incursions with little secondary spread observed. Wild birds positive for H5N8 HPAI have been reported in Italy (Bergamo; a common shelduck, Tadorna