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H5N8 virus: Rostock Zoo remains to today
After the H5N8 detection at a White Stork of the Rostock Zoo Animal Park remains closed today for information from NDR 1 Radio MV. On Thursday, it was said that the zoo will reopen on Friday. How long the device shall remain closed, was dependent on the results of laboratory studies on the other species of birds such as flamingos and eagles, it said.

In a White Stork in Rostock Zoo of H5N8 pathogen could be detected. As the virus has entered the zoo, is still unclear. What is next?

The highly contagious virus H5N8 was detected in a dead white stork, such as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Agriculture Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) said in Schwerin on Thursday. Two other storks are also died at the weekend, the remaining nine storks of the stock had been killed. Also, 23 ducks, which were housed in the same building, had been culled.

All birds are examined
From the killing of all birds in the zoo would be taken, provided there is no further evidence of the virus, said the minister. It should now be examined all held in a zoo birds. As director Udo Nagel said the zoo holds about 500 birds, including rare species. Also, feed and bedding are investigated. "It is a mystery how the virus has come to the birds," Nagel said. All birds in the zoo are housed in buildings or covered aviaries. The zoo was closed on Thursday.

Kept indoors in risk areas remains
Agriculture Minister Backhaus said, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern now remains the stable duty in risk areas exist near water. She originally intended to be eased soon. In Rostock had been set up within a radius of ten kilometers to the zoo a surveillance zone are examined in the poultry farms. Within a radius of three kilometers, about 95 amateur poultry farms are known. "So far is a killing these animals is not provided," said Backhaus clear.

Cases in Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony
In early November was H5N8 Virus at a turkey growing operation in Vorpommern Heinrichswalde and shortly thereafter at a wild duck on Rügen been found. Later, there were also cases in Lower Saxony . It was a highly contagious variant which seemed previously only in Asia. As part of the security measures were about 1,000 animals culled and examines been carried out without further pathogen-proof. Also, all 31,000 turkeys of the affected plant in Heinrichswalde were killed. There was a nationwide barn duty prescribed. Hazards to consumers, there was not loud authorities. There were no animals slaughtered in the diseased population and entering the food chain. In mid-December which was kept indoors canceled inRisk areas it is true but still.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:45 pm 
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Information received on 09/01/2015 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. 5
Date of start of the event 04/11/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 05/11/2014
Report date 09/01/2015
Date submitted to OIE 09/01/2015
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)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/01/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Rostock, Rostock, Stadt, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) 496 3 3 39
Affected population In total 496 birds of 85 species are kept in the Zoo of Rostock. The affected species is white stork.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) 496 3 3 39
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
White Stork:Ciconia ciconia(Ciconiidae) 0.60% 0.60% 100.00% **
*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 39 birds including the white storks have been culled and safely disposed of on 8 January 2015. Epidemiological investigations have started.
Control measures
Measures applied
Control of wildlife reservoirs
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Modified stamping out
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) White Stork real-time PCR 07/01/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:53 am 
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Another bird flu case in Rostock Zoo
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Scarlet Ibis goes through shallow water. © picture alliance / perspective picture alliance / perspective Photographer: C. WermterEven a Red Ibis has been infected with the bird flu. Previously, storks and geese were already affected.
In Rostock Zoo there is another case of the dangerous bird flu virus H5N8. Experts in a Red Ibis (also: Scarlet Ibis, Scarlet) to identify the virus. A total of 18 more birds were killed then. These are among the ibises at night and egrets. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Zoo will be closed until further notice. First of all examination results should be evaluated.

Lowest possible loss of biodiversity
An attempt was made to protect the partially rare species in the zoo will, as Minister of Agriculture Till Backhaus (SPD): "But it is also clear that we need to make further killings in further discoveries." As the H5N8 virus came to the zoo, is still unclear.

A few days ago the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was discovered initially at a stork. Several animals were sacrificed for safety's sake. In the following tests, it was found that all twelve white storks and five geese were infected.

Expert: storks have among themselves infected
Storks are more susceptible to influenza virus as ducks and geese, according to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) on Riems. "This water birds are the natural reservoir for the virus, they sit down for thousands of years with him apart," said FLI spokeswoman Elke Reinking. Water birds showed in contrast to gallinaceans infection despite no signs of disease. The zoo storks could have been infected, according Reinking also because of the close proximity to each other. Generally they are birds in captivity but not more susceptible to viruses than in the wild. How is H5N8 affects songbirds, was not yet known.

In a White Stork in Rostock Zoo of H5N8 pathogen could be detected. As the virus has entered the zoo, is still unclear. What is next? video (4:11 min)
According to director Udo nail the zoo holds about 500 birds, including rare species. Also, feed and bedding were investigated. "It is a mystery how the virus has come to the birds," Nagel said. All birds in the zoo are housed in buildings or covered aviaries. The zoo was closed on Thursday.

Kept indoors in risk areas remains
Agriculture Minister Backhaus said, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern now remains the stable duty in risk areas exist near water. She originally intended to be eased soon. In Rostock had been set up within a radius of ten kilometers to the zoo a surveillance zone are examined in the poultry farms. Within a radius of three kilometers, about 95 amateur poultry farms are known. "So far is a killing these animals is not provided," said Backhaus clear.

Cases in Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony
In early November was H5N8 Virus at a turkey growing operation in Vorpommern Heinrichswalde and shortly thereafter at a wild duck on Rügen been found. Later, there were also cases in Lower Saxony . It is a highly contagious variant which seemed previously only in Asia. As part of the security measures were about 1,000 animals culled and examines been carried out without further pathogen-proof. Also, all 31,000 turkeys of the affected plant in Heinrichswalde were killed. There was a nationwide barn duty prescribed. Hazards to consumers, there was not loud authorities. There were no animals slaughtered in the diseased population and entering the food chain. In mid-December which was kept indoors canceled inRisk areas it is true but still.

Background: Avian influenza - Avian influenza - Influenza Chickens
Avian influenza, avian flu, chicken influenza - the epidemic has different names, meaning often the same. The term "avian influenza" is the oldest and represents the severe course with many deaths, regardless of the pathogen. Since it is clear that it is flu viruses, does veterinarians around the world have agreed to the term "bird flu". Depending on the species of poultry is concerned, is spoken of chicken, goose, or duck influenza. In those established in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern H5N8 pathogen is, according to the Ministry of Agriculture is a highly contagious subtype of avian influenza. So far, H5N8 occurred exclusively on in Asia and has now been demonstrated for the first time in Europe. Transmission to humans has not been identified so far. Last 2013 cases of bird flu in Germany were announced in February and December. This was about the H5N1 virus. Approximately 14,500 ducks in Brandenburg and hundreds of ostriches and chickens in the Black Forest fell victim to the virus. The first cases of bird flu in Germany occurred in February 2006 on the island of Rügen in swans.

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