Disease watch
DATE: June 17, 2018LOCATION: City of Kawartha Lakes County, OntarioDETAILS: ILT has been diagnosed in a backyard poultry flock within the City of Kawartha Lakes County, Ontario. OMAFRA provided no specific location as this is an unregistered flock but has indicated that all birds on the farm have been depopulated…
DATE: June 14, 2018LOCATION: Village of Donchevo [Dobrich]DETAILS: An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency reported on June 13, 2018.A three-kilometer protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Donchevo [Dobrich] and the…
DATE: June 10, 2018LOCATION: 36 statesDETAILS: Multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. As of June 1, 2018, 124 people infected with the outbreak strains of salmonella have been reported from 36 states.Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory findings link these outbreaks to contact with…
DATE: June 7, 2018LOCATION: San Bernardino County, CaliforniaDETAILS: USDA confirms additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard birds in California.The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed three additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard birds in San Bernardino County, California.Virulent Newcastle…
DATE: June 7, 2018LOCATION: Liaozhong district, Shenyang, LiaoningDETAILS: On May 22, a new stain of a listed disease was confirmed on a farm in the Liaozahong district. Control measures are underway. Event status is continuing to be updated.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5844854ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
DATE: May 30, 2018LOCATION: Tarkeshwor municipality, Lambagar, Kathmandu, BagmatiDETAILS: Ducks reared in backyard system started to show torticollis and greenish white diarrhea and died. Dead ducks were disposed of properly. A total of 5,393 ducks, 3,720 eggs and 250 kg feed have been destroyed and disposed of by the Rapid…
DATE: May 26, 2018LOCATION: Arlov, Burlov, Skane LanDETAILS: A detection of LPAI has been done in a breeding farm of pheasants for restocking of game. There have not been clinical signs of disease among the animals. The pheasants were tested in accordance with the Swedish surveillance programme for avian influenza…
DATE: May 19, 2018LOCATION: Khairehani, Chitwon, NarayaniDETAILS: Commercial layers of 72 weeks, reared by the farmer, started exhibiting symptoms of cyanotic comb, mucus discharge from nostril, swollen head, and sudden death. Loss of egg production and feed consumption were observed.Free ranged local domestic ducks nearby the infected farm started to…
DATE: May 18, 2018LOCATION: Los Angeles County, CaliforniaDETAILS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County, California.It is important to note that the presence of…
Avian influenza is sweeping the world this year, and there’s information you need to know to protect your flock.Check out the Ontario Animal Health Network Veterinary Podcast, featuring Dr. Tom Baker, the Incident Commander at the Feather Board Command Centre, discusses the new strain of avian influenza, reviews the recent…
DATE: May 12, 2018LOCATION: Ourimbah, Central Coast region of New South WalesDETAILS: The deaths of more than 700 ring neck pheasants from botulism, at an Ourimbah [Central Coast region of New South Wales] property, have prompted a warning from biosecurity experts to report unusual signs and behaviour in domestic poultry.Greater…
DATE: May 11, 2018LOCATION: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West VirginiaDETAILS: Since the last update on April 16, 2018, 12 more ill people were added to this outbreak.Thirty-five people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from nine states.…
DATE: May 8, 2018LOCATION: Yunlin countyDETAILS: A goose farm in southern Taiwan's Yunlin county was found to have been contaminated by a subtype of H5 bird flu virus and 2,279 birds on the farm were culled, the 68th case of poultry farm infection this year, according to the Council of…
DATE: May 8, 2018LOCATION: Handbjerg, Holstebro, WestDETAILS: On May 5, 2018, LPAI H5 was detected in ducks collected in connection with the Danish surveillance programme for avian influenza. All 20,900 ducks on the holding were killed and destroyed.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5789717ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
Avian influenza (AI) can infect domesticated and wild birds, including chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. Birds become infected when they have direct contact with the ocular or nasal discharge or feces from infected birds or from contact with contaminated surfaces, food or water supply.There is an…
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