Disease watch
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…
DATE: March 18, 2018LOCATION: Osthammer, Uppsala Lan, SwedenDETAILS: An outbreak in a backyard poultry operation of highly pathogenic influenza A viruses was reported by Dr. Ingrid Eilertz, chief veterinary officer director and head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jonkoping, Sweden. The…
DATE: March 17, 2018LOCATION: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, CanadaDETAILS: Currently, there are 30 cases of S.Enteritidis illness in four provinces: Alberta (2), Ontario (17), Quebec (7), and New Brunswick (4). A total of four individuals have been hospitalized. Individuals became sick between May 2017 and February 2018. The average…
DATE: March 17, 2018LOCATION: Ã-sthammar Uppsala County, SwedenDETAILS: Just two days after Sweden reported their second detection of HPAI H5N6 in wild terrestrial birds, the Swedish Board of Agriculture announced their first outbreak in poultry by this recently reassorted virus.Bird flu has been found in a small backyard holding in…
DATE: March 16, 2018LOCATION: ChinaDETAILS: A research team based in China reported that the newly identified colistin-resistance genes MCR-4 and MCR-5 occur widely in the country's pigs and poultry, according to a study in PLoS One.They used a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to directly detect the genes in anal…
DATE: March 15, 2018LOCATION: Nogersund, Solvesborg, Blekinge Län, SwedenDETAILS: A wild bird was found dead and was sent to the National Veterinary Institute for analysis as part of the routine surveillance of avian influenza. In accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Article 10.4.1, point 8, this outbreak does…
DATE: March 12, 2018LOCATION: Hopkins County, Hopkins, Texas, U.S.A.DETAILS: As part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza, H7N1 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a commercial broiler breeder flock based upon H7 PCR and antibody to H7 and N1. Partial HA sequencing determined the…
DATE: March 12, 2018LOCATION: San Felipe, Guanajuato, MexicoDETAILS: A farm was detected in Guanajuato within the framework of the permanent National program for active epidemiological surveillance. It initially had 1,400 Rhode Island Red chickens, before the introduction of 500 white chickens towards the end of the laying phase, supposedly coming…
DATE: March 9, 2018LOCATION: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United KingdomDETAILS: The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued warnings after confirmed cases of bird flu were discovered near Bourne. DEFRA told Lincolnshire Reporter that H5N6 -- a subtype of the species influenza A virus…
DATE: March 9, 2018LOCATION: General Toshevo, Dobric, BulgariaDETAILS: Information of a first occurrence of a listed disease received on [and dated] March 8, 2018 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria. Outbreak status: continuing (or…
DATE: March 7, 2018LOCATION: General Toshevo, Dobrich, BulgariaDETAILS: Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on [Mon 5 Feb 2018]. The virus, found on a farm in the town…
DATE: March 7, 2018LOCATION: Tongchuan, Wangyi District, Shaanxi, and, Guilin, Lingchuan, Guangxi, ChinaDETAILS: Information of a reoccurrence of a listed disease received on March 7, 2018 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, director general, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep of). The outbreak status…
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