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DATE: April 16, 2018LOCATION: Sanov, Zlin, ZlinskyDETAILS: Information received from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, director general, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic reports an occurrence of a listed disease in a backyard poultry flock.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5751461ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
DATE: April 16, 2018LOCATION: Hyde County, North CarolinaDETAILS: Through an abundance of caution, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206 749 248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,…
DATE: April 9, 2018LOCATION: Kun Lung Wai, Fanling, North District, Hong KongDETAILS: An intensive surveillance system is in place for all poultry farms, poultry markets, and pet bird shops in Hong Kong. The H5N6 infected wild bird was detected in the ongoing national surveillance program in wild birds. No spread…
DATE: April 7, 2018LOCATION: Zimnitsa, Straldzha municipality, Yambol districtDETAILS: A new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza was confirmed at a duck farm in the village of Zimnitsa, Straldzha municipality, Yambol district, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency said.There were 6,000 ducks on the farm and it was expected that the…
DATE: April 3, 2018LOCATION: Al-Kharj governorateDETAILS: The HPAI H5N8 event in Saudi Arabia, which reportedly started on Dec. 19, 2017, continues its spread; so far, 22 outbreaks have been reported to the OIE.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5725866ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
DATE: March 31, 2018LOCATION: Kralova, Galanta, Trnava and Parainen, Lounais-SuomiDETAILS: A white-tailed eagle unable to fly properly was found and delivered to wild animal shelter on [20 Mar 2018]. The swab sample was found positive for avian influenza type H5N6 on [29 Mar 2018]. The white-tailed eagle was euthanized because…
DATE: March 31, 2018LOCATION: Notre Dame du Pe, Notre Dame du Pe, SartheDETAILS: Suspicion based on a very light symptomatology (the laying phase did not start; prostration) in breeding turkeys ready for laying. The reference national laboratory confirmed the presence of low pathogenic H5N1 virus on March 27. All the…
DATE: March 29, 2018LOCATION: Kalmar, Stockholm, Varmland, Vastra Gotaland, Orebro, and Ostergotland countiesDETAILS: During the first months of 2018, many cats have developed salmonellosis. The disease has also been confirmed in small birds, which is the likely source of infection for the cats according to the Swedish Veterinary Medicine Agency…
DATE: March 28, 2018LOCATION: Boulders Beach, Western CapeDETAILS: In February, veterinarians detected H5N8 avian influenza virus in African penguins at Boulders Beach in the Western Cape. The African penguin is classified as endangered, and is one of a number of wild bird species affected. Others afflicted include terns, Cape cormorants…
UPDATE: March 22, 2018LOCATION: Northwest area of the Niagara region, OntarioThe FBCC is issuing an update to the March 16, 2018 Biosecurity Advisory relating to the diagnosis of ILT on a commercial broiler chicken farm in the northwestern part of the Niagara Region.WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:FBCC is coordinating efforts…
DATE: March 23, 2018LOCATION: Dormaa, Brong-Ahafo, GhanaDETAILS: Notification submitted by Ghana's chief veterinary officer on Feb. 14, notifying an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The reason for notification was given as "new strain of a listed disease in the country" and the causal agent, "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus,…
DATE: March 22, 2018LOCATION: Pellworm/Suderoog, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyDETAILS: Information received from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, ministerial dirigentin and chief veterinary officer, Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL), Bonn, Germany reported the recurrence of a listed disease in a backyard flock of rare and endangered breeds,…
DATE: March 19, 2018LOCATION: Dromolaxia, Larnaca, Larnaca, CyprusDETAILS: Information received from Dr. Christodoulos Pipis, acting director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Nicosia, Cyprus, noted the outbreak of a listed disease. Newcastle disease was confirmed in backyard poultry birds: 10 laying and 20 broiler chickens of around…
DATE: March 19, 2018LOCATION: Bourne, EnglandDETAILS: The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning after cases of bird flu were discovered on farmland near Bourne.DEFRA has confirmed that H5N6 -- a subtype of the species Influenza A virus -- was discovered…
DATE: March 19, 2018LOCATION: Pyeongtaek and Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, and Asan, South Chungcheong ProvinceDETAILS: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian influenza in chickens at three poultry farms in Pyeongtaek and Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, and Asan, South Chungcheong Province.Authorities culled more…
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