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Avian Influenza Archive from Nov 12, 2014


News Update November, 6 2014

Avian Influenza in Poultry

Germany (HPAI H5N*) Veterinary staff culled approximately 31,000 turkeys in Heinrichswalde, in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg in western Pomerania, that were found to have the highly pathogenic H5N8 influenza virus. 1800 birds died and at least one turkey on the farm tested positive for the virus, according to a spokesperson at the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (FLI). The HPAI H5N8 virus has never been found before in Germany, but had previously been found in South Korea where it infected at least 28 farms and lead to the culling of 14 million birds in early 2014.

Examinations on 1,000 animals were conducted in a three-kilometer restricted area, while a ten-kilometer "observation area" was also established. Poultry within a 50-kilometre radius may no longer be kept outside their pens.

Avian Influenza in Humans

China (LPAI H7N9) A 58-year-old woman in Jiangsu province who bought and slaughtered a chicken is now in critical condition, suffering from H7N9 avian influenza. The ban on selling live poultry in the cities of Guangzhou, Foshan and Shenzhen will be expanded to the entire province of Guangdong. Imports from mainland China to Hong Kong are being strictly monitored to prevent further spread of the virus.


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