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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:18 am 
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MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Emerged avian influenza virus H5N8 in wild birds
For the first time the bird flu virus H5N8 has been detected in wild birds. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the poultry will now be housed in stalls.

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The bird flu virus H5N8 was first discovered in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Relevant reports were confirmed on Saturday by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Berlin. TO prevent infection with the avian flu virus, advised department chief Christian Schmidt (CSU) to poultry precaution accommodate in stables and take further hygiene measures.

H5N8: Wild duck apparently suffering from bird flu

Several cases of bird flu there had been in the past few weeks in breeding poultry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the UK, and especially in the Netherlands. This suspicion was already repeatedly been expressed, the disease could be transmitted by wild birds. In the case now present it is clearly a wild duck.

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"I urgently call on all poultry farmers to high attention and to adhering biosecurity measures," said Schmidt . Unclear illness or death must be investigated and reported as soon as possible in suspected cases, the competent veterinary authority.

»Active wild bird monitoring" against bird flu

Next informed the Minister that he would call on the countries, an "active wild bird monitoring" cause, that is to kill wild birds and study. The procedure Mecklenburg-Vorpommern he praised in this regard as "exemplary".

On Sunday Schmidt called according to his ministry at a meeting of the extended national crisis teams. In addition, he phoned his Dutch colleague Sharon Dijksmaa to arrange further action. "We want to do everything together that we can trace back as soon as possible, where the virus came from, if he shows up," said the minister. afp / AZ

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Bird flu worries spread in Europe
By Susanna Capelouto, CNN
updated 9:37 PM EST, Sun November 23, 2014

(CNN) -- Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.
The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey farm in Germany with subsequent outbreaks on poultry farms in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Authorities say that the first wild bird case strengthens the suspicion that the source of the European outbreak lies in the wild bird population.
"We must now talk about a Europe-wide epidemic," said Till Backhaus, the agriculture minister of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where the wild bird was found.
He ordered all poultry farmers in his state to keep their animals inside enclosures and away from wild birds.
This month over 200,000 ducks, turkeys and chickens were killed in Europe to control the outbreak, according to the World Organization for Animal Health. Once the virus is discovered in select birds, the entire flock must be destroyed, according to health officials.
There have been no human cases of H5N8 reported, according to the World Health Organization, but the agency said other avian flu strains have infected humans in the past. The H5N8 strain in Europe "appears to be highly pathogenic," meaning that it is highly likely to cause disease and death in poultry.
It's not known how the virus reached Europe, but the WHO said surveillance zones have been put in place around affected farms to prevent the spread of the disease.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:13 am 
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Reinking: "Wild birds do not respect boundaries"
The H5N8 bird flu virus continues to spread. In Germany, an infected wild bird was discovered. The DW spoke with graduate biologist Elke Reinking about the causes and possible distribution channels.
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German Wave: What we know so far about the propagation paths of H5N8 in Europe?
At the moment, the evidence suggests that the virus is spread by wild birds. In November, there were cases in turkeys in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , a short time later in the Netherlands and in laying hens in the UK in broiler ducks. This is interesting because there are three different types of poultry and the virus has spread in a relatively short time over a certain distance. This fits the moment in the migration movement. We know this virus H5N8 in its highly pathogenic form so far from Asia, mainly from South Korea. From January to September, there has caused 30 outbreaks. It has also been shown separately in Japan and China. What we lack evidence between Asia and Europe. There were no reports of outbreaks in the poultry sector or in wild birds are known.
The infected teal came not directly from South Korea to Germany?
It is not expected that the infected teal, which has now been found on Rügen, flew directly from Asia to Rügen. Due to the biology and migratory behavior of these animals, it is conceivable that they met in Asia at rest areas with migratory birds from Asia. The Asian birds could have then transmit the virus to groups of birds move on the west. It could be that the virus has shot like moves towards the west. But there is so far no evidence.
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Transmitted H5N8: Wild birds like these teal.
Do not you have already certain species under suspicion and you stand with leaders of other countries in contact?
We are in close contact with the Netherlands and the UK, specifically with research institutions that deal with animal diseases. We know that just wild aquatic birds are the natural reservoir for influenza viruses. Ducks and geese are so natural hosts of these viruses. That is to say: We are most successful in the search, if we look at ducks and geese.
How dangerous is the virus for humans? Are there tests to assess the risk of infection?
There have been studies in Asia, the people have studied in close contact with infected poultry for antibodies. That would be an indication of a successfully endured infection. There is so far no human infection with H5N8 known, not even from Asia or South Korea. Studies indicate that people apparently can not easily infect - unlike H5N1, where it has come in people who had very close contact with infected poultry to infection.
Is there a way to stop the spread by wild birds? Wildlife Interested yes little for borders ...
Narrow an outbreak in wild bird field or combat, is very difficult. Wild birds do not comply yes to restricted zones or boundaries. By hunting can not do much to. That would be completely covered. One possibility is to protect poultry from direct contact with wild birds. In addition, wild birds may be denied access to water, feed and straw camps.
The first poultry farms are already under quarantine. How long does such quarantine, when can be given the all-clear?
Usually, in the enterprises samples are taken and it is investigated whether animals have been infected. If this turns out to be negative, the quarantine will eventually canceled.
But the quarantine depends not on whether the virus in the environment still occurs in the stock of wild animals?
If it stays at a single find, quarantines can be lifted sooner. Ultimately responsible for implementing the local authorities. This of course also have to consider that the poultry farms can work in any form on. This is a difficult situation.
Are there efforts to develop a vaccine? Would that ever be profitable?
There are already vaccines against certain avian influenza. In Southeast Asia, is vaccinated against H5N1, for example. It is, however, to flu viruses that occur seasonally. So you need a vaccine that protects reliably against the currently circulating virus. As far as I know, there is currently no vaccine that is effective against H5N8 targeted. I currently have no information on the extent in this regard run developments.
In Europe, the use of vaccines is already initially not allowed. The entry of virus to be detected as soon as possible, rather than mass-vaccinate animals. Most vaccines also not allow to distinguish vaccinated from infected animals. During routine analysis is looked for antibodies. However, the mere presence of antibodies does not say whether they were formed by a vaccine or by infection. There are new vaccines that allow the distinction, but these are much more complicated to manufacture.
The questions were asked Valentin Betz.
The graduate biologist Elke Reinking is spokeswoman for the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health on Riems.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:33 pm 
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Länder protect against bird flu

November 24, 2014, updated today, 18:47 clock
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The sky over the island of Rügen in Ummanz flying geese: For the first time in Europe is here the dreaded bird flu virus H5N8 has been detected.
Source: AP

Source: Handelsblatt Online
The pathogen H5N8 affects broad sectors: Federal States take more measures to protect against avian influenza. Chickens may no longer out of their stalls and much more drastic measures are being debated.

Berlin More and more provinces are considering stronger measures to protect poultry against avian flu. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern chickens and other poultry must be introduced into houses since Monday. Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein considering according to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Berlin stabling in risk areas that are located roughly in the vicinity of water. In Saarland such legislation already in force.


Lower Saxony wool before further decisions a new risk assessment of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) Wait for animal health, was expected for Tuesday, a spokesman said. In the district of Emsland as well as in the county of Bentheim is already considered a stable duty. Also in the district Uckermark in Brandenburg, which borders the district affected by avian influenza in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the animals must remain in the stable. Many provinces also want to increasingly be examined birds.

On weekends, the Avian Influenza Virus H5N8 was detected in a wild duck shot by a hunter in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Federal Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt called the states then on to comprehensive precautions. The CSU politician advised that poultry accommodate a precaution in stables. On Monday, the extended national crisis team advised the situation.

With the test result in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the suspicion has confirmed that wild birds have transferred to avian influenza in Germany and the Netherlands and the UK. You can carry the virus without any symptoms of it.

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Information received on 25/11/2014 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) , Bonn, Germany
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 25/11/2014
Date submitted to OIE 25/11/2014
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2009
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/11/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Isle of Rügen, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of. Cleaning and disinfection have been completed on 10 November 2014. All samples taken from poultry of holdings in the restricted zones and of contact holdings have been investigated with negative results for avian influenza virus. The active monitoring of wild birds showed negative results for avian influenza virus with the exception of a clinically healthy wild duck shot on 17 November 2014 on the Isle of Rügen (approximately 100 km distance to the affected location); the same virus type as the affected poultry has been demonstrated. Please note that the virus findings (poultry, wild duck) are both isolate outbreaks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania only.
Control measures
Measures applied
Control of wildlife reservoirs
Stamping out
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Avian influenza H5N8: Geese holder request the exception of stable duty
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To protect against bird flu, the poultry shall in many regions of Germany in the stable - even Merkel's Christmas goose is concerned. Now calling holder a derogation. In the stables was simply not enough space for livestock.


Hamburg - geese holders have an exception imposed in many regions of Germany stable duty required. Geese have traditionally lived in free-range, said the chairman of the Federation Peasant goose keeping Lorenz Eskildsen. Accordingly, there was insufficient stable capacities.

In view of the bird flu must be locked in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and in some regions of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein and the Saarland in all poultry.
Imprison rather than slaughter

He knew that it would be particularly difficult to lock the geese, said North Rhine-Westphalia Environment Minister Johannes Remmel (Green). This was as a precaution but still better than to kill thousands of animals. A spokesman for the Agricultural Chamber of the country said in Bonn, the stable duty primarily concerns the Christmas geese, hens in free range and hobby poultry. The geese would have in the barn, "if it does not already lie in the freezer."

Eskildsen pointed out that the slaughter of geese are already underway for the upcoming Christmas. "In three to four weeks, the problem has done. We therefore call for exceptions," he says of the "New Osnabrück newspaper".

Merkel goose must be in the barn

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In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 13 million chickens, ducks and geese shall be imprisoned because of bird flu - the Christmas Goose by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). The Pomeranian Goose was still stabled on Sunday along with their counterparts, said the former district of North Western Pomerania, Wolfhard Molkentin.
For years, Angela Merkel relates the Christmas turkey from the hobby breeders, of rearing the animals in free range ready for slaughter. "The geese are doing very well in the stable," assured Molkentin. However, it is unclear how much longer. In the next few days, the slaughter of the animals start - according to the available cooling capacity.

In establishments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in the Netherlands and the UK cases of bird flu dangerous pathogen H5N8 had occurred in the past few weeks. Finally, the pathogen was detected at the weekend in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, then Minister of Agriculture Till Backhaus (SPD) had ordered the confinement of all ducks, geese and chickens. Currently there is no danger of the pathogen to the population.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Fear of H5N8
Stable duty on River Rhine

Bird flu is back in Europe - probably introduced by wild birds. Baden-Württemberg reacts and imposes at least partly a confinement of poultry.
Chickens in the barn Both private and commercial animals have in the barn (icon)
The confinement of hens and geese limited to the areas 500 meters around the lake and along the Rhine. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection is responding to the risk report of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut current avian influenza virus H5N8. It had recommended on Tuesday to impose a duty stall in areas with a high density of wild birds. Because wild birds are considered to be potential carriers of the virus - and many of them use surface water as the Rhine and Lake Constance as potions.
The competent district offices and mayors of the city districts are already informed. You must order the confinement of poultry. This affects both commercial and private collections. As a result of stable duty and poultry exhibitions and markets are prohibited in these areas.
Disease is not yet broken out in the country
On Monday, the Ministry had announced plans to double the controls in wild birds. So far there despite an increased investigation of wild birds no evidence of the occurrence of the disease in Baden-Württemberg. Minister Alexander Bonde (Green) called for the poultry farmers in the country this on to strictly adhere to the safety measures. In Baden-Württemberg there are 12,600 companies who hold around six million poultry animals.

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Background information on HPAI H5N8 in wild birds, possible source for avian influenza in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe

During the HPAI H5N8 outbreaks in South Korea earlier this year (2014), the virus was detected in poultry, but it was also isolated from wild birds coming from the Donglim Reservoir which is situated in the area where the outbreaks in poultry have occurred (Jeong et al., 2014).
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H5N8 HPAI viruses were isolated from carcasses of wild birds and from feces, including from various duck species such as the Baikal Teal ( Anas formosa ), mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos), coot (Fulica atra ) and Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis).

In mid-April 2014, the HPAI H5N8 virus popped up at a poultry farm in Japan. In the context of wild bird monitoring in Japan in fecal samples from small swans ( Cygnus columbianus bewickii shown) HPAI H5N8 virus (ProMEDmail, 2014).

On November 22, 2014 the German Ministry of Agriculture reported that in one shot teal ( Anas crecca ) HPAI H5N8 virus was demonstrated. The duck was shot outside a set 'at risk' (50 km around outbreak in turkeys business in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).

The aforementioned wild waterfowl have breeding grounds in Siberia. On the breeding grounds, there is an excellent opportunity to exchange and develop flu viruses. Above draw after the breeding season for waterfowl wintering in Europe and to Asia. The wintering countries flu viruses are exchanged by migratory birds and resident waterfowl populations. Teal is this year in several places in the Netherlands, especially in the western Netherlands, observed .


CVI researchers Armin Elbers, Ruth Bouwstra and Guus Koch

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