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Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:20 am ]
Post subject:  H5N8 Asymptomatic Wild Teal Ummanz Germany

Media reports cite detection of H5N8 in asymptomatic wild teal shot near Ummanz, Germany.

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:25 am ]
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In the district of Vorpommern-Rügen another case of bird flu has been detected. As the Ministry of Agriculture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schwerin told, the H5N8 virus has been found again officially. At a press conference, which takes place in Schwerin in the afternoon, to further details will be announced.

Infected wild duck with the virus
According to information from the NDR to the virus have been detected in a wild duck shot near Ummanz. The duck is said to have shown no outward signs of disease. It was previously not affected operation.

For the first time the authorities had earlier this month, the H5N8 bird flu near Rügen, in an operation in Heinrichswalde in Vorpommern-Greifswald detected. More than 30,000 turkeys had to be killed after some 2,000 animals were killed. Other cases were recently in the Netherlands and in the UK. There, tens of thousands of animals had to be culled.

http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/mecklenbu ... st146.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:26 am ]
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Map with Ummanz

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Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:07 pm ]
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Avian influenza - Agriculture Minister Schmidt convenes crisis meeting
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 16:39 clock Print this article [ - ] Text [ + ]
Berlin (Reuters) - After the bird flu H5N8 pathogen was detected in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern first time, Federal Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt (CSU) prompted the states to extensive precautions.

"I appeal urgently to all poultry farmers to high attention and consistent compliance with the biosecurity measures," Schmidt said on Saturday. Among other domestic birds should be housed in stables precaution. On Sunday, he ordered a meeting of the enlarged national crisis teams.

Schmidt said, unclear illness or deaths among birds would have to be as quick as possible investigated and reported in suspected cases to the competent veterinary offices. With the test result, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, corroborating the suspicion that wild birds in the cases of avian influenza in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the Netherlands and Britain were involved, said Schmidt. To prevent the spread of the disease, the authorities have to kill more than 200,000 birds in the Netherlands already.

Schmidt said he will urge the states to shoot more wild birds and investigate. Through this monitoring, the knowledge could be deepened to the current occurrence of avian influenza viruses in wild bird population. In addition, it can provide information about possible routes of infection.

The H5N8 virus was first discovered in the past week in a poultry farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in another in the UK and in three Dutch companies. In the Netherlands, more than 200,000 ducks have already been killed in farms to prevent the spread of the disease. Bird flu can be transmitted to humans, according to specialists prerequisite for this is but a very close contact with the birds.

http://de.reuters.com/article/domesticN ... GN20141122

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Asymptomatic Wild Duck Ummanz Germany

22 November 2014 at 4:06pm
German authorities confirm second case of bird flu
German authorities have confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird.
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Ducks are loaded into a chamber to be gassed during a cull at a farm in Nafferton, East Yorkshire
A second case of H5N8 bird flu has been detected in a wild bird in Germany. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans.
In a statement agriculture minister Christian Schmidt said: "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

"With that the suspicion is strengthened that wild birds are connected with the cases in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as in the Netherlands and Britain."
Last updated Sat 22 Nov 2014

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-11- ... -bird-flu/

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Asymptomatic Wild Duck Ummanz Germany

On 05/11/2014 HPAI was found in a turkey stock with around 31,000 animals in Vorpommern-Greifswald district. As a pathogen highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) subtype H5N8 was detected. From the Netherlands the same subtype was on 16:11. in a company with approximately 150,000 laying hens demonstrated in Hekendorp (near Gouda). Within a week, several outbreaks were added. Britain confirmed on 11/18. Avian influenza in a farm of 6,000 breeding ducks in North Yorkshire. In all affected farms, the animals were killed and disposed of.
The FLI now also confirmed infection with HPAI H5N8 in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The country adopted a general stabling bid for poultry, do further sampling and intensified by the wild bird monitoring.
As the virus in the different positions reached continues to be studied. Here, scientists from the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (participate FLI ) in the cause of research in Germany. In addition to the possible introduction of persons, goods, food or water, an entry by infected wild birds can not be excluded.
H5N8 has highly pathogenic (highly pathogenic) characteristics for poultry and poultry empfänglichem dissolves in the clinical picture of avian influenza from. This virus related pathogens of avian influenza were last detected in South Korea, Japan and China in the East. In China and Japan in poultry conversations were occasionally affected. In South Korea, large-scale outbreaks have continued, however since January 2014 found in different poultry farms, with both chickens and ducks and geese diseased. The infection proceeded with high mortality. Various species of wild birds, especially ducks Baikal were encountered in South Korea in the wake of these outbreaks with an H5N8 infection. But wild birds seem less serious illness, infection without disease symptoms were also described.
Human infections with this H5N8 viruses were not known so far; still can not be completely excluded susceptibility of people present. Therefore, increased protective measures when handling potentially infected poultry and wild birds to be observed.
Poultry producers should also focus on biosecurity in their attitudes and signs of disease in their animals.

http://www.fli.bund.de/de/startseite/ak ... lpest.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Asymptomatic Wild Duck Ummanz Germany

Date November 22, 2014
Dear President,
For the fifth time this week I am forced to inform yourself with outbreaks of bird flu (Avian Influenza, AI) in the Netherlands. Meanwhile 6 companies directly affected as a result of (preventive) culling. for the farmers, their animals and their communities, this outbreak downright awful. Families and families often decades to their company have built in one fell swoop lose all their animals, with all emotions then. Communities living along with neighbors, friends and acquaintances.
The consequences of the current outbreak of bird flu are very serious. I have Therefore, early last week brought a radical package of measures to further spreading of the avian flu to counteract. The entire poultry This affects, I am very aware of that. I think it is necessary, in the interests of entrepreneurs and their animals, all the set in their power to prevent a larger outbreak.
Further to my letters of 16, 18, 20 and 21 November. I tell you about the status of the outbreak and the measures.

Bird flu Kamperveen
Research has determined that the bird flu on the broiler parent company Kamperveen the highly pathogenic H5N8 type
is concerned. This variant was also found on the company and the Hekendorp company in Ter Aar. In the area with a radius of 1 km around the infected holding in Kamperveen are two poultry farms. As a precaution, the two companies decided preventive culling. Depopulation is completed today. At one of the companies are clinical signs in ducks found matching bird flu. It is now established that it is also at this ducks company to a H5 strain of bird flu is. It is not yet clear whether it is a low pathogenic or is a highly pathogenic variant.
Between 1 km and 10 km area are also 32 other poultry farms. These companies are sampled and tested for bird flu. Tomorrow are expected to be at the end of the day, the results known.

Preventive culling Barneveld
Barneveld is a company today with about 8,000 ducks precaution culled. Research has shown that this company is visited by a truck that was previously on the infected ducks company Kamperveen been. Given the location of the ducks in the poultry business rich area of Barneveld I want to take any risk regarding possible spread of the bird flu virus.
There are currently no suspected cases of bird flu in Barneveld.

measures
As indicated in my letter yesterday in the radius of 10 km from the affected farm found in Ter Aar any company with bird flu. the depopulation of the affected company, as well as the previously affected company Hekendorp, has been completed. The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza is very contagious among poultry. For chicken, this version is deadly. Bird flu is a zoonotic disease, meaning that infection from animals to humans can be transferred. This only happens when there is direct and close contact with infected poultry. People who are ill be of bird flu have the same symptoms as in an ordinary winter flu, generally expires mild bird flu in humans.

The on Thursday 20 November. Promulgated measures endure. I refer you refer to my letter of 20 November. on Avian Ter Aar. The website contains the most http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/vogelgriep questions and answers, as well as a link to the relevant regulations. In addition, business owners with questions can contact via RVO.nl
call center (088 042 42 42) today and tomorrow from 08.30 to 22.00h can be reached.
Cause bird flu research
Today I had contact with my German colleague, the Minister of Agriculture. In the vicinity of the turkey business in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), where also the highly pathogenic H5N8 type has been found, is a torque of 6 mallards examined AI. Of the six ducks, there are three negative found, was detected in two ducks low pathogenic avian influenza and 1 duck tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 type. Netherlands and Germany are working closely together for the cause of bird flu trace. Together with Germany, I will ask the European Commission to support of this research, including financially.
animal Welfare Commission
In a larger outbreak of an infectious disease, which measures be taken in the field of housing and / or culling, a
committee set up to monitor the implementation of measures are taken in the context of animal welfare. This committee will determine whether this is done in a responsible manner. The committee was established, headed
the chairman of the Council for Animal Affairs.
Dierenambulance
In relation to animal welfare, I have decided that the staff of animal ambulances is allowed to sick birds, if they are located in a life-threatening situation, transporting it to a vet. this exception in the regulation only applies to transport wild birds and birds of hobby farmers outside the protection and surveillance zones of 3 and 10 km around the infected farms.
In connection with the expiration on November 23 axis of the period of up to 72 hour standstill tomorrow I will inform you in detail.
(W. G.) Sharon A.M. Dijksma
State Secretary for Economic Affairs

http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries ... griep.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:28 pm ]
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11/22/2014 - Categorynews - Authordaily news - the first time the virus H5N8 has been detected in Europe in a wild bird. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the disease was detected in a teal. In the entire state is effective immediately, a confinement of poultry.

http://www.feedstar.de/news-Erstmals-Vo ... iesen.html

Author:  niman [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:39 am ]
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Published Date: 2014-11-22 17:56:35
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (93): Germany, HPAI H5N8, migratory birds
Archive Number: 20141122.2982721
AVIAN INFLUENZA (93): GERMANY, HPAI H5N8, MIGRATORY BIRDS
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Date: Sat 22 Nov 2014
From: Martin Beer <martin.beer@fli.bund.de> [edited]


H5N8 HPAI virus detected in a wild bird in Germany
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A healthy common teal shot by hunters in the Northeast of Germany tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus [HPAIV] H5N8. The bird had been sampled in the frame of an active wild bird monitoring program conducted by the German Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Specific H5 and N8 real-time PCRs were positive with RNA extracted from a swab sample (combined oropharyngeal and cloacal) of that duck. Sequencing of short fragments of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase gene segments revealed complete identity with highly pathogenic H5N8 viruses detected earlier this week in poultry in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The detection of H5N8 HPAIV in a healthy common teal casts new light on possible introduction routes of the Korean origin H5N8 viruses into Europe. However, intensified active monitoring of aquatic wild birds is required to gain more insight into the prevalence of these viruses in wild bird populations.

Timm Harder, Martin Beer, Thomas Mettenleiter
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Isle of Riems, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Martin Beer
Head of the Institut of Diagnostic Virology
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Suedufer 10
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems
Germany
<martin.beer@fli.bund.de>

[We are very grateful to the German FLI researchers for this significant 1st hand information.

The common teal (_Anas crecca_) has been shown in several studies to be signified as a potential efficient virus carrier, covering long distances within a few days (in one study, one ringed bird covered 640 km [about 398 miles] in 2 days).

The finding underlines the urgent need to minimize the exposure of domestic poultry to wild birds. The risk is particularly serious in relation to free range farms. As recently argued in an FAO appraisal, the fact that the virus is genetically close to a virus from the Republic of Korea where it was shown that wild ducks may be affected without dying, such birds could play a role in the spread of the virus over long distances and further onward transmission to poultry. "Wild birds were linked previously to the spread of H5N1 HPAI virus from Asia to Europe and Africa from 2005 onwards. With regard to H5N8, experts hypothesize that the virus may have travelled during the spring season from eastern Asia into the breeding grounds of migratory birds in Central Asia. These migratory birds may now be carrying the virus with them as they migrate into more moderate climates" (see 20141115.2957974).

Additional outbreaks in the 3 affected European countries -- Germany, the Netherlands and UK -- as well as in their neighbours, should not surprise. - Mod.AS

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/101.]
See Also
Avian influenza (92): Netherlands (OV) HPAI H5N8, spread, RFI 20141121.2980599
Avian influenza (91): Netherlands (SH), UK (ENG) update, HPAI H5N8, RFI 20141120.2977844
Avian influenza (90): UK (England) domestic duck, HPAI H5N8, control 20141118.2966461
Avian influenza (89): UK (England) domestic duck, HPAI H5, OIE 20141117.2963406
Avian influenza (88): UK (England) domestic duck, H5, HPAI 20141117.2963428
Avian influenza (87): Netherlands (UT) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE 20141117.2961931
Avian influenza (86): UK (England) domestic duck, H5, RFI 20141117.2961879
Avian influenza (85): Netherlands (UT) poultry, HPAI H5N8 20141116.2960394
Avian influenza (83): Germany (MV) poultry, HPAI H5N8, migratory birds 20141115.2957974
Avian influenza (82): Japan (SM) HPAI H5N8, wild bird, OIE 20141115.2955318
Avian influenza (12): South Korea, HPAI H5N8, chicken, migratory birds, spread 20140129.2240988
Avian influenza (06): South Korea (CB) HPAI H5N8, duck, migratory birds 20140120.2191161
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Avian influenza, poultry vs migratory birds (09): S. Korea 20101230.4596
Avian influenza, poultry vs migratory birds (08): S. Korea 20101229.4584
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Author:  niman [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:42 am ]
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Germany reports second case of H5N8 bird flu
Posted by BNO News on November 22, 2014 in World | 0 Comment



BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) — A wild bird in northern Germany has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain, making it the country’s second and Europe’s seventh case, authorities said on Saturday, calling on all poultry farms across Germany to keep their animals inside.

The latest case of H5N8 was found in a Eurasian teal as part of a monitoring program in Vorpommern-Rügen district in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. “We now have a new, unpleasant situation. We must now speak of a Europe-wide outbreak,” said Dr. Till Backhaus, the state’s agriculture minister.

The new case is the first to be found among wild birds in Europe, confirming previous suspicions that the bird flu virus was brought to Europe by migratory birds from Asia. “I therefore call on all poultry farmers, in their own best interest, to prevent any possible contact between poultry and wild birds,” Dr. Backhaus said, urging poultry farmers across the country to keep their animals indoors.

The bird flu outbreaks in Europe began earlier this month when a turkey tested positive for H5N8 at a farm in northeastern Germany, after which all susceptible birds present at the farm were destroyed. A second outbreak was found at a poultry farm in the Netherlands on November 15, followed by outbreaks at three additional farms over the past week.

The outbreaks in the Netherlands have forced authorities there to implement a series of measures, including a nationwide ban on the movement of poultry and eggs, bringing the Dutch poultry industry to a nearly complete standstill. A seventh case was also found at a duck breeding farm in northern England earlier this week.

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday that the H5N8 virus found in Europe is closely related to the strain found in South Korea. “The OIE suspects that the virus was carried by wild birds from Asia – where the virus was found before the recent cases in Europe – to Germany, Netherlands and the UK,” said OIE spokeswoman Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis.

Wild birds are known to be able to carry bird flu viruses without getting sick and their migratory flyways sometimes result in outbreaks along their path. But the virus can also spread from farm to farm on the shoes or clothing of workers, by the movement of domestic live birds, and through contaminated vehicles, equipment, food, and cages.

http://www.bnowire.com/2014/11/22/germa ... 8-bird-flu

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