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Avian Influenza Archive from Apr 11, 2016

News Update  4/8/2016

Avian Influenza in Animals

Avian Influenza in Poultry

France (LPAI H5N3)
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) issued a follow-up report on the avian influenza outbreak at farms in the Landes Department because the National Reference Laboratory detected H5N3 in scheduled samples taken from a farm with 700 breeding geese. All 700 birds were destroyed. The source of this outbreak is unknown. Measures implemented in addition to destroying the birds are screening, disinfection/disinfestation, traceability, stamping out. 

Indonesia (HPAI H5N1)
The Animal Husbandry Agency reports that the avian flu virus (presumably HPAI H5N1) has killed 7,000 ducks and 4,000 chickens in the Sidenreng Rappang Regency in South Sulawesi. The Sidenreng Rappang Husbandry Agency was ordered to isolate the affected area. The cause of this outbreak is unknown.

Nigeria (HPAI H5N1)
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reports a reoccurrence of H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria. National Veterinary Research Institute confirmed three outbreaks of the virus and 278 birds have died in the state of Plateau. A total of 18,340 birds were destroyed.  In addition to destroying susceptible birds, measures implemented were: movement control inside the country, disinfection/disinfestation, quarantine, surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone, stamping out, and official destruction of animal products. The source of the outbreak is unknown, but the report cites poor farm biosecurity.

Taiwan (HPAI H5N2)
The Livestock Disease Control Center of Chiayi County reports that a farm located in Taibao owned approximately 1,700 susceptible geese, among which 200 were suspected of H5N2 infection. All 1,700 birds were culled. Measures implemented to stop the spread of the infection include the incineration of the 1,700 geese, greater sanitization, and fines for failure to report an infection. The cause of the outbreak is unknown.

Avian Influenza in Humans


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