Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Clade Viruses in Satellite-Tracked Wild Ducks, Ningxia, China, 2020

During October 2020, we identified 13 highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) clade viruses from wild ducks in Ningxia, China. These viruses were genetically related to H5N8 viruses circulating mainly in poultry in Europe during early 2020. We also determined movements of H5N8 virus?infected wild ducks and evidence for spreading of viruses.