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Author:  niman [ Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  H5N8 Confirmed In Cloppenburg Lower Saxony Germany

H5 outbreak in Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony confirmed as H5N8.

Author:  niman [ Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Confirmed In Lower Saxony Germany

Status: 12.16.2014 11:43 clock - Reading Time: about 3 min.
Avian flu: How dangerous is the virus?
One thing is clear: On a Putenhof in Harkebrügge in the municipality Barßel ​​(district of Cloppenburg) is a Avian influenza virus type H5N8 has been detected. This was confirmed by the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut. But is still unclear, what are those variant of subtype itself. The variant of subtype decides about the dangers of the virus. More detailed information will be announced during the morning. The approximately 20,000 animals on the farm in Barßel ​​would now be "killed humanely," said a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture. Possibly a turkey operation in Garrel (District of Cloppenburg) must be killed his stock because of bird flu suspected. Between the employees of the company in Garrel and the farm concerned in Barßel ​​there was direct contact, so Frank Beumker by the district Cloppenburg. For potential investigation or action he did not want to comment.

H5N8 suspected in the district of Cloppenburg

Cloppenburg District shall establish a restricted area
Evidence that there is a bird flu virus, brought on Monday investigations of the State Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES). The authorities had already prepared for the worst case. The district Cloppenburg taught on Monday a surveillance zone with movement restrictions. For 72 hours, all transports of poultry to or from premises in the district are prohibited. Was prepared and the creation of a closed zone around the affected farm, and the establishment of an observation area. Tested'll still whether the exclusion zone with a radius of one or three kilometers is established, said district spokesman Frank Beumker. This also depends on how many animals have to be killed on neighboring farms.

Highest homicide rate in Lower Saxony
Alone in the district of Cloppenburg about 13.5 million turkeys and chickens are kept. Lower Saxony has a total of around 100 million poultry poultry producer in Germany is the most important. According to a research of the NDR political magazine "Panorama 3" most of the animals were killed in Lower Saxony to curb bird flu in the past ten years in Germany. Thus, a total of 1.2 million animals were culled from poultry holdings for this reason in Germany since 2004. Nearly 46 percent of which come from holdings in Lower Saxony.
Country people call poultry farmers to care for
Country Folk President Werner Hilse called on Monday after the case became the poultry farmers to the utmost care and hygiene. Owners should monitor their holdings on disease symptoms such as weakness, fever, difficulty breathing, said millet. In a suspected case of pet owners should consult the official veterinarian consulted in any case.

Repealed kept indoors in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The dangerous bird flu H5N8 was first detected in early November in Germany on a farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and from the middle of the month on farms in the Netherlands. About 10,000 animals had to be killed. The subtype was previously occurred only in Asia. The UK reported an outbreak. Following the outbreak of avian influenza in the Netherlands several counties had already adopted in Lower Saxony, a confinement of poultry to make it difficult to transfer. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern an easing of restrictions was announced on Monday. Chickens, geese and ducks may there from Wednesday in much of the country into the open again. However, the repeal of the stall shall not be required for risk areas such as winter resting areas for migratory birds.

http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersac ... pe246.html

Author:  niman [ Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Confirmed In Cloppenburg Lower Saxony Germany

Avian influenza H5N8 in Lower Saxony
12,000 more animals are killed

14:15 clock

In the district of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony, this very deadly H5N8 bird flu virus in poultry has been proven. Now precaution 12,000 more animals are killed.

The very deadly for poultry variant of H5N8 bird flu virus that caused the outbreak in Cloppenburg, said Lower Saxony Agriculture Minister Christian Meyer (Green) on Tuesday. If it were, the virus variant, the beginning of November in a turkey fattening farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , in mid-November in the Netherlands and proven in the UK was. It was previously only available in Asia (Korea, China and Japan) observed in wild birds and poultry. All test results indicated clearly point to the new H5N8 variant in Europe, said the spokeswoman of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) on the Baltic island Riems, Elke Reinking.

"We believe that it is."

Following detection of avian influenza on the poultry farm in the town Barßel ​​the killing of nearly 20 000 animals were placed there. It was also the Cloppenburg, one of the strongholds of poultry farming in Lower Saxony, declared a surveillance zone. All transports of poultry to or from premises there were untersagt.Wie for first 72 hours minister said Meyer, 12 000 animals are now being killed in another court. This was the Barßeler operating in contact.

Alone in Cloppenburg nearly 13.5 million turkeys and chickens are kept. Lower Saxony is around 100 million poultry poultry producer in Germany is the most important. The poultry industry advises on the further restriction.

The risk of spreading the wild birds that kind of bird flu continued, was high, warned in late November, the FLI . The Institute is responsible for animal diseases recommended in regions with a high density of wild birds or near resting places the poultry keeping only in the stable . In addition, the regulations on biosafety should be strictly adhered to. Several district in Lower Saxony had adopted then a confinement of poultry.

So far, no one has been infected with the new H5N8 variant. If all the precautions observed that this was unlikely, the Robert Koch Institute writes on its website . There is no increased risk for the population. (AP / Tsp)

http://www.tagesspiegel.de/weltspiegel/ ... 27684.html

Author:  niman [ Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Confirmed In Cloppenburg Lower Saxony Germany

Information received on 17/12/2014 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
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 17/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 17/12/2014
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 (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)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/12/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (14-015-00004) Barssel, Cloppenburg, NIEDERSACHSEN
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 17887 4088 199 17688 0
Affected population Fattening turkey holding
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 17887 4088 199 17688 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 22.85% 1.11% 4.87% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of.
Control measures
Measures applied
Control of wildlife reservoirs
Stamping out
Movement control inside the country
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Friedrich Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/12/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid ... rtid=16772

Author:  niman [ Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: H5N8 Confirmed In Cloppenburg Lower Saxony Germany

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