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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:17 am 
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Effective December 19, 2014, poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating from the States of Idaho, Oregon or Washington are ineligible for export.*
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:18 am 
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Effective December 19, 2014, poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating in the States of Idaho, Oregon or Washington are ineligible for export.*
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:19 am 
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Effective December 19, 2014, poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating in the States of Idaho, Oregon or Washington are ineligible for export.*
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:48 pm 
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I guess it stands to reason that these export bans are flu-related. If I remember correctly, reports of H5 on British Columbian farms and in Washington wild birds and pet falcons were just starting to be confirmed during that time frame. There was nothing on Idaho and not much on Oregon in the media in December, unless I missed something.

Makes you wonder how many farms are infected in the US. Backyard or otherwise.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:21 pm 
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saraseer wrote:
I guess it stands to reason that these export bans are flu-related. If I remember correctly, reports of H5 on British Columbian farms and in Washington wild birds and pet falcons were just starting to be confirmed during that time frame. There was nothing on Idaho and not much on Oregon in the media in December, unless I missed something.

Makes you wonder how many farms are infected in the US. Backyard or otherwise.

Bans posted based on Idaho. Many just use a back date of 30 days for the ban.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:18 am 
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EU bans Northwest poultry as bird flu cases increase


By DON JENKINS

Capital Press

The 28-member European Union on Jan. 20 banned poultry products from Washington, Idaho, and Douglas County in Oregon as confirmed cases of bird flu have increased.

The EU joined Japan and Belarus, which added Idaho to their previous bans on poultry from Washington and Oregon. China announced Jan. 16 that it would reject U.S. poultry shipped after Jan. 9.

Three non-commercial flocks in Washington, one in Oregon and one in Idaho have been infected with highly pathogenic bird flu since mid-December. Wild birds with the disease have been found in Washington, California and Utah.

Officials suspect migratory waterfowl are spreading the disease. The virus has not been detected in U.S. commercial flocks, but its appearance in backyard flocks has brought restrictions on U.S. poultry exports.

Highly pathogenic bird flu was detected in backyard chickens, captive falcons and wild ducks in western and southern Idaho, State Veterinarian Bill Barton said Tuesday.

Several wild ducks infected with H5N8 avian influenza were found in Gooding County, while the falcons and chickens in a small non-commercial flock were infected with H5N2 in Canyon County.

The three falcons confi rmed to have had the virus were fed wild duck, Barton said. The owner has other falcons, which are under quarantine and are being tested, Barton said.

The chicken flock was about 20 miles away, he said. The owner had not been moving birds off the property, Barton said.

The premises were immediately put under quarantine, and the birds were euthanized.


118-bird flock in Washington infected with H5N2 avian influenza was euthanized


In Washington, a non-commercial, 118-bird flock in Port Angeles infected with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza, was euthanized Jan. 19, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

WSDA spokesman Hector Castro said the flock’s owner contacted the agency last week after a Sebastopol goose, a domestic species, died. Other birds, which included chickens, showed signs of sickness, Castro said.

WSDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials confirmed the flock was infected with bird flu. The USDA will compensate the owner.

Castro said the flock’s owner recently sold birds that were introduced to a flock in Neah Bay, also in Clallam County on the Olympic Peninsula. Birds in that flock tested negative for bird flu, he said.

Guinea fowl and chickens in a backyard flock in Winston in Douglas County, Ore., were euthanized in mid-December after highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu broke out. H5N8 and H5N2 viruses are closely related.

Until last month, highly pathogenic bird flu had never been documented in Washington or Oregon.

Bird flu has not struck any U.S. commercial flock, but 245,600 birds at 11 infected poultry farms in British Columbia, Canada, were culled from Dec. 1 to 17.

Barton urged domestic bird owners to keep their flocks away from wild waterfowl.

Avian influenza symptoms include coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress, decreased egg production, swelling of the head, comb and wattles and sudden death

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:54 pm 
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
United States of America

Information received on 22/01/2015 from Dr John Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 10/12/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 15/12/2014
Report date 22/01/2015
Date submitted to OIE 22/01/2015
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2004
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/01/2015)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Canyon County, Canyon, IDAHO
Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 26 4 4
Affected population The affected premises are a small backyard poultry flock of chickens and two ducks which are periodically allowed to range freely.
Outbreak 2 Clallam County, Clallam, WASHINGTON
Date of start of the outbreak 08/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 100 3 3 97
Affected population The affected premises are a small mixed free-range backyard flock of geese, ducks, and chickens that are allowed access to the outdoors and regularly exposed to wild migratory waterfowl.
Outbreak 3 Lane County, Lane, OREGON
Date of start of the outbreak 12/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae)
Affected population Hunter harvested wild mallard duck.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 126 7 7 97
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) **
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 5.56% 5.56% 100.00% **
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(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
Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in conjunction with State Departments of Agriculture and Wildlife, are continuing to conduct a comprehensive epidemiological investigation and enhanced surveillance (including wild bird surveillance of hunter harvested birds) in response to the HPAI H5N2 wild bird related event. All backyard premises have been quarantined and enhanced active surveillance is being initiated in and around the backyard flocks Novel avian influenza virus of Eurasian origin (EA-H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4) spread rapidly along wild bird migratory pathways during 2014. Introduction of this EA-H5N8 virus into the Pacific Flyway sometime during 2014 has allowed mixing with North American (AM) lineage viruses and generated new combinations with genes from both EA and AM origin (or “reassortant” viruses) such as this EA/AM H5N2-reassortant detected in Canada and the US. These findings are not unexpected as the EA-H5N8 virus continues to circulate. The EA-H5 clade 2.3.4.4 viruses are highly pathogenic for poultry. The HPAI EA/AM H5N2-reassortant virus has NOT been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the United States.
Control measures
Measures applied
Stamping out
Quarantine
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
National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Mallard real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 12/01/2015 Positive
National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) (National laboratory) Mallard virus sequencing 12/01/2015 Positive
National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/01/2015 Positive
National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 16/01/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:44 am 
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Note: FSIS has been informed by APHIS that until further notice, due to the finding of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a backyard flock in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, the certification statement referring to the United States as free from HPAI cannot be endorsed. Health certificates with certification statements referring to HPAI freedom in a state, region, zone or area can be endorsed for all states except Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. FSIS is updating the individual country export requirements as soon as information is received from APHIS. Meanwhile, while signing export certificates for countries, if there are questions regarding the avian influenza statement on the certificate please call IECPDS at (202) 720 0082 or (855) 444-9904 for clarification.*

Recently Revised Export Requirements

Canada (Jan 24, 2015)
Singapore (Jan 23, 2015)
Japan (Jan 23, 2015)
Ukraine (Jan 22, 2015)
European Union (Jan 22, 2015)
Hong Kong (Jan 22, 2015)
Russia (Jan 22, 2015)
St. Lucia (Jan 21, 2015)
Belize (Jan 21, 2015)
Thailand (Jan 21, 2015)
Taiwan (Jan 21, 2015)
Korea, Republic of (Jan 21, 2015)
Peru (Jan 21, 2015)
Colombia (Jan 21, 2015)
Vietnam (Jan 21, 2015)
Ecuador (Jan 21, 2015)
Malaysia (Jan 21, 2015)
Nicaragua (Jan 20, 2015)
Barbados (Jan 20, 2015)
Dominica (Jan 20, 2015)
Uruguay (Jan 20, 2015)
Guatemala (Jan 20, 2015)
Curacao (Jan 20, 2015)
Dominican Republic (Jan 20, 2015)
Cuba (Jan 20, 2015)
El Salvador (Jan 20, 2015)
Costa Rica (Jan 20, 2015)
Turks & Caicos Islands (Jan 20, 2015)
Belarus (Jan 19, 2015)
China, People's Republic of (Jan 16, 2015)

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