The information is also examined and samples are taken in several places in Latvia, from which there have been reports of dead wild birds.
The service reminded the public that last week, in the area of the Daugavpils Esplanade pond, high-pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was laboratory-confirmed in dead birds.
The PVD calls on residents not to visit the mentioned territory and not to touch dead birds, in order not to endanger their health and prevent the further spread of the disease.
In addition, the PVD calls on poultry keepers to observe biosecurity requirements more carefully than ever and to immediately inform their veterinarian or the PVD about the illness or sudden death of poultry.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza is an acute, highly contagious infectious disease of birds characterized by high mortality. Reservoirs and ponds are regarded as common distribution points of the virus for wild birds, especially waterfowl, which can develop the disease without characteristic symptoms. Poultry can become infected through contact with infected wild birds. Birds can also be infected via contaminated water, feed or objects such as shoes, clothing, and equipment which carry the virus.