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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:44 pm 
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Media cite H5N2 backyard farm with 112 Chickens, ducks & geese.

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Highly pathogenic bird flu infected a non-commercial flock in Port Angeles, Wash.

A non-commercial 118-bird flock in Port Angeles, Wash., infected with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza, was euthanized Sunday, 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 Friday 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.

The flock was the third in Washington to fall victim to highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu. The two other flocks, which are about 9 miles apart in Benton County, remain under quarantine.

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.

A wild duck in Whatcom County, Wash., and one in Butte County, Calif., were confirmed as having been infected with highly pathogenic bird flu. A captive falcon in Whatcom County fed a hunter-shot duck died of bird flu.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service posted a short notice on its website that highly pathogenic bird flu had been found in a backyard flock in Idaho. Further details were not immediately available Monday. Many government offices were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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.

The 28-country European Union on Monday banned poultry products from Washington, Douglas County, Ore., and Idaho. Japan and Belarus added Idaho to previous bans on poultry from Washington and Oregon.

China on Friday announced that U.S. poultry shipped to that country after Jan. 9 will be rejected and destroyed.

Castro said WSDA plans to establish a quarantine zone around the premises where the Port Angeles flock lived.

He said WSDA and USDA officials have tested birds from 66 premises close to the infected flocks in Benton County. No new cases of bird flu have been found, he said.

Officials are urging bird owners to prevent contact between their flocks and wild birds



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:37 pm 
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Avian flu found in birds near Port Angeles
It's fourth Washington county hit by disease
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Published: January 19, 2015, 5:44 PM
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PORT ANGELES (AP) — Avian flu has reached Clallam County, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese.

It's the fourth county in Washington to be hit by the H5N2 bird flu.

This strain of flu is not harmful to humans, but it's contagious and deadly to birds. Officials plan to impose a ban on the movement of eggs in a 6-mile radius of the infection area. Once that's in place, inspectors will search for sick or dead birds, according to the Peninsula Daily News.

Avian flu is carried by wild ducks and spreads from their feces. State officials are warning backyard chicken and duck owners to keep their fowl away from wild birds.

State Department of Agriculture spokesman Hector Castro said the home where the birds were located in the Agnew area is owned by Sherry and Gary Smith. Sherry Smith had alerted state officials after several of her birds got sick, Castro said.

U.S. and state agriculture workers dressed in biohazard suits euthanized the birds at Smith's home Sunday, federal Department of Agriculture spokesman Dr. Alan Huddleston said.

Avian flu does not affect meat or eggs, which are safe to eat.

"There are no people with any illness related to (flu-infected) poultry anywhere," state Department of Health spokesman Don Moyer said.

About 700 birds in two backyard flocks in the Tri-Cities area were affected by the outbreak earlier this month. Some birds died from the fast-acting H5N2 virus. The remaining were destroyed to prevent the disease's spread. Scientists are trying to determine whether the Tri-Cities outbreak was caused by the same H5N2 responsible for a December outbreak in southwest British Columbia that led to nearly 250,000 chickens and turkeys being destroyed.

A northern pintail duck in Whatcom County south of British Columbia tested positive for H5N2 in December.

The state Department of Agriculture has ordered a quarantine of at least 240 days for a 20-mile zone in Benton and Franklin counties around the Tri-Cities properties with the infected flocks. The quarantine prohibits the movement of eggs, poultry and other poultry products outside the zone.

The virus has not been detected in the state's commercial poultry operations or anywhere else in the U.S., state officials have said. But the Canadian government has banned imports of birds, raw poultry and poultry products from Washington and Oregon. China has also banned all U.S. poultry, eggs and poultry products.

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UPDATED — More than 100 ducks, chickens and geese destroyed after avian flu strikes east of Port Angeles

State officials said there is no public health threat from avian flu.
By Paul Gottlieb
Peninsula Daily News


PORT ANGELES — Avian flu has been found in a backyard flock of ducks, chickens and geese east of Port Angeles, and all the birds were destroyed.

The H5N2 bird flu strain is not harmful to humans. But the disease is very contagious and deadly among birds, and the fear is that it could spread into commercially-raised chickens and turkeys.

A ban on the movement of eggs, domestic poultry and poultry products within and outside of a 10 kilometer radius— 6.2 miles — likely will be placed Tuesday around the home at 92 Cosmos Lane in the Agnew area, state Department of Agriculture spokesman Hector Castro said this morning.

It wasn't done today, Castro said, because state offices were closed because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

An emergency order must be officially adopted by the state before a quarantine zone is established.

Once it's established, state inspectors plan to go door-to-door in the area this week looking for sick or dead birds and voluntary testing of other flocks in the neighborhood.

The home where the birds were located is owned by Sherry and Gary Smith.

Castro said Sherry Smith had alerted state officials after several of her birds got sick.

Contacted by the Peninsula Daily News, she had no comment and referred all questions to state and federal officials.

118 birds killed

Eight U.S. and state agriculture workers dressed in biohazard suits and masks euthanized 118 ducks, chicken and geese at Smith's home on Sunday after the domesticated fowl apparently were infected by wild birds, federal Department of Agriculture spokesman Dr.
Alan Huddleston said.

Avian flu does not affect meat or eggs, which are safe to eat.

“There are no people with any illness related to [flu-infected] poultry anywhere,” state Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said.

Clallam is the third county in Washington to report a case of avian influenza, joining Benton and Whatcom counties.

About 700 chickens, turkeys, ducks and guinea fowl in two backyard flocks in the Tri-Cities area were affected by the outbreak earlier this month.

Some of the birds died from the fast-acting H5N2 virus. The remaining birds were destroyed to prevent the disease's spread.

Scientists are trying to determine whether the Tri-Cities outbreak was caused by the same H5N2 responsible for a December outbreak in southwest British Columbia, Canada, that led to nearly 250,000 chickens and turkeys being destroyed.

A northern pintail duck in Whatcom County south of British Columbia tested positive for H5N2 in December. A mallard duck shot by a hunter in Eugene, Ore., also tested positive for N5N2.

The H5N2 strain contains gene segments both from a deadly Eurasian avian flu and from avian flu more typically found in North America.

Take protections

State officials have said that it is important for backyard chicken and duck owners to keep their fowl separated from wild birds.

Avian flu is usually carried by wild ducks and spreads from their feces.

The state Department of Agriculture has ordered a quarantine of at least 240 days for a 20-mile zone in Benton and Franklin counties around the Tri-Cities properties with the infected flocks.

The quarantine prohibits the movement of eggs, poultry and other poultry products outside the zone.

A joint team of state and federal technicians worked to disinfect the two properties last week.

Castro said that generally involves deep-cleaning equipment, but it can also require taking down outbuildings.

The virus has not been detected in the state's commercial poultry operations or anywhere else in the U.S., state officials have said.

But the Canadian government has banned imports of birds, raw poultry and poultry products from Washington and Oregon.

China has also banned all U.S. poultry, eggs and poultry products.

Backyard bird owners are urged to monitor their flock closely and report sick or dead birds to the WSDA Avian Health Program at 800-606-3056 or to the USDA at 866-536-7593.
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Avian flu found in ducks, chickens, geese near Port Angeles
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January 19, 2015 Updated 3 hours ago

PORT ANGELES, WASH. — Avian flu has reached Clallam County, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese.

It's the fourth county in Washington to be hit by the H5N2 bird flu.

This strain of flu is not harmful to humans, but it's contagious and deadly to birds. Officials plan to impose a ban on the movement of eggs in a 6-mile radius of the infection area. Once that's in place, inspectors will search for sick or dead birds, according to the Peninsula Daily News (http://bit.ly/1yB4YnI ).

Avian flu is carried by wild ducks and spreads from their feces. State officials are warning backyard chicken and duck owners to keep their fowl away from wild birds.

State Department of Agriculture spokesman Hector Castro said the home where the birds were located in the Agnew area is owned by Sherry and Gary Smith. Sherry Smith had alerted state officials after several of her birds got sick, Castro said.

U.S. and state agriculture workers dressed in biohazard suits euthanized the birds at Smith's home Sunday, federal Department of Agriculture spokesman Dr. Alan Huddleston said.

Avian flu does not affect meat or eggs, which are safe to eat.

"There are no people with any illness related to (flu-infected) poultry anywhere," state Department of Health spokesman Don Moyer said.

About 700 birds in two backyard flocks in the Tri-Cities area were affected by the outbreak earlier this month. Some birds died from the fast-acting H5N2 virus. The remaining were destroyed to prevent the disease's spread. Scientists are trying to determine whether the Tri-Cities outbreak was caused by the same H5N2 responsible for a December outbreak in southwest British Columbia that led to nearly 250,000 chickens and turkeys being destroyed.

A northern pintail duck in Whatcom County south of British Columbia tested positive for H5N2 in December.

The state Department of Agriculture has ordered a quarantine of at least 240 days for a 20-mile zone in Benton and Franklin counties around the Tri-Cities properties with the infected flocks. The quarantine prohibits the movement of eggs, poultry and other poultry products outside the zone.

The virus has not been detected in the state's commercial poultry operations or anywhere else in the U.S., state officials have said. But the Canadian government has banned imports of birds, raw poultry and poultry products from Washington and Oregon. China has also banned all U.S. poultry, eggs and poultry products.

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Avian influenza found in Port Angeles backyard flock
BY KRISTI PIHL
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January 19, 2015 Updated 4 hours ago


The same strain of avian influenza that killed birds in two Benton County backyard flocks has been found in a backyard flock of chickens, geese and ducks on the west side the state.

A total of 118 birds in a Port Angeles flock were killed Sunday in an effort to halt the spread of the highly contagious, deadly avian flu. Humans can’t catch it, but birds that get it tend to die within three days.

Officials are advising backyard poultry and waterfowl owners in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to limit or eliminate any contact their birds have with wild waterfowl. The Port Angeles flock is the third backyard flock in Washington affected by the disease after having direct contact with wild waterfowl.

The Benton County outbreak was the first time avian flu has been found in a backyard flock in Washington. No one has found it in any commercial flocks.

Backyard flocks in Oregon and wild birds in Utah and California also have been diagnosed with avian influenza, said Alan Huddleston, a U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary medical officer. There also is a possible case in an Idaho backyard flock.

Officials have been concerned all along that more cases of avian influenza might occur in the migratory pathways of wild waterfowl, a known carrier of avian flu, said Hector Castro, the state Department of Agriculture’s communications manager.

Birds from the Port Angeles flock had H5N2, the same strain of avian flu found recently in the Richland and Benton City flocks, in a pintail duck in Whatcom County and in outbreaks in Canada.

Keeping backyard birds away from wild waterfowl is the best preventative measure bird owners can take, Huddleston said.

The owner of the Port Angeles flock had contacted the state Department of Agriculture after a Sebastopol goose in the flock died last week, Castro said. Other birds in the flock already were showing symptoms of the disease, including lethargy and respiratory problems.

Wild ducks commonly flew onto the Port Angeles property and hung out with the geese, Huddleston said.

Port Angeles, with a population of about 19,100, is located near the Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s separated from Victoria, British Columbia, by the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Lab tests Friday confirmed the goose had avian influenza. A joint team of veterinarians and technicians from the U.S. and state Departments of Agriculture euthanized the remaining birds Sunday.

More than five birds already had died, Huddleston said. When the joint federal and state team arrived, five of the surviving birds were in makeshift hospitals.

The flock included nene geese, Hawaii’s state bird, Huddleston said. The owner raised the geese as a hobby. In the wild, nenes are considered endangered species.

Veterinarians connected carbon dioxide tanks to barrels to kill the birds. The gas knocked the birds out in seconds, and they died quickly. Many of the team members also had participated in the euthanization efforts in Benton County.

The flock owner will be compensated for the loss of the birds through a USDA program. The Benton City and Richland flock owners also are being compensated from the same program.

Similar to the Benton County outbreak, officials plan to establish a two-mile surveillance zone near the home of the Port Angeles flock. Veterinarians will visit properties in that area to ask to take samples from any domestic poultry and waterfowl to test for avian influenza to make sure that the disease has not spread.

Officials are investigating now whether any other backyard flocks had contact with the Port Angeles flock, Huddleston said.

A quarantine zone also will be established in Port Angeles. Officials still are working out the specific details, including the size and specific locations that will be under quarantine. The quarantine can’t be approved until at least Tuesday because state offices were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Residents will not be able to move domestic waterfowl, poultry and poultry products out of the quarantine zone or to other properties within the quarantine zone. Cooked eggs and meat from infected birds are safe for humans to eat.

The quarantine is in part meant to reassure other nations that federal and state officials are taking the necessary steps to make sure the disease does not spread.

While avian flu has not been found in any commercial flocks, it is affecting the U.S. poultry and egg industry. Outbreaks in Washington and Oregon have caused some nations, including China, to ban all U.S. poultry and poultry products.

About 30 nations have placed some form of trade restrictions on U.S. poultry. Most have banned poultry and poultry products from Washington and Oregon, neither of which are large players in the national poultry industry. On Monday, Japan and the European Nation updated trade restrictions to ban poultry and poultry products from Idaho.

No new cases of avian flu have been found in Benton County birds, Castro said. Samples taken from flocks near the homes of the former Benton City and Richland flocks have come back negative for avian flu, which is a good sign.

Officials have finished visiting properties near the Richland and Benton City sites, Castro said. However, a team of USDA veterinarians still is in Benton County to respond to any new reports of sick or dying birds.

There is no new information on how much longer the quarantine that covers much of the Tri-Cities will last. The quarantine could be in effect for up to eight months, but officials were waiting to make a decision until they received the lab results from backyard birds within two miles of the Richland and Benton City flocks.

The chickens, turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl and other birds belonging to a Benton City backyard flock and a Richland flock were euthanized earlier this month to control the spread of disease. More than 700 birds from the two flocks — which had direct contact with each other — died in the past few weeks.

It’s likely the Benton City flock contracted avian flu from migrating wild waterfowl. The flock had access to a pond that also was used by wild waterfowl.

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USDA Checks Wild Birds at McNary National Wildlife Refuge

Posted: Jan 20, 2015 7:30 PM EST
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. NBC Right Now met up with biologists at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday to get a feel for just how many birds migrate through our area.
. NBC Right Now met up with biologists at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday to get a feel for just how many birds migrate through our area.

BURBANK, WA- The Avian Bird Flu has now been found near Port Angeles, Washington. This news comes after two domestic flocks in Benton County tested positive for the strain.

Wild birds appear to be the cause of the spread of the disease. NBC Right Now met up with biologists at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday to get a feel for just how many birds migrate through our area.

Staff at the refuge tell NBC Right Now the USDA has already collected samples from bird hunters that use the area. Although results have not come out yet, they do say they have seen an increase in the number of birds that migrate through the habitat.

"I think we've seen more water fowl this year than we did last year. Up to this point there was a couple weeks when we had the big freeze over and everything got frozen. There weren't as many water fowl then, but they have picked up some use in the fields. All together this year we have seen a little bit more water fowl than we had last year," explained Allison Hall-Mullen who works as a Biological Technician at the refuge.

The increase could be due to the fact that staff recently cleaned out carp from much of the wetland. The carp eat the same vegetation a lot of birds need.

The birds rest in these sloughs, especially overnight.

"If there's ice, the pockets of melted water will be completely full. But if there's not a lot of ice, sometimes you just can't see a lot of the surface of the water. It's got so much water fowl on it. Ducks and geese of all kinds," said Hall-Mullen.

Geese, mallards, eagles, northern pintails and even swans use this area for food and rest.

Hall-Mullen explained, "They all seem to mesh pretty well together, they hang out in their little groups."

A combination of ponds and buckwheat through cooperative farming efforts make this refuge a home for tens of thousands of birds.

"It's a wonderful opportunity we have a really nice walking trail that goes around the whole edge of the slough. There is a lot of informative signs and nature paths. It's a really great opportunity to come out and be in nature", said Hall-Mullen.

These birds are migrating through the Pacific Flyway from Alaska and biologist usually make their counts from November to March every year.

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Government Ag Teams Encircle New Washington Bird Flu Case
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The USDA says owners of backyard flocks should keep their birds separated from wild ones.
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Three new hot spots of bird flu have been found in wild ducks and domestic birds in Idaho.
A second Oregon case was confirmed last week in a wild duck near Eugene. And a flock of 118 birds was euthanized over the weekend in Port Angeles, Washington.

Government agriculture workers have taken out several large infected backyard flocks -- some with more than 100 birds.

Port Angeles is the newest target zone for government bird swabbing. And officials from the state and the USDA are finding a lot of small backyard flocks there. Some samples could come back with lab results as early as this weekend.

Idaho has stepped up its surveillance of backyard flocks and wild birds as well.

All of these Northwest cases are thought to stem from wild waterfowl flyways that pass over our region. Backyard flock owners are reminded by the USDA to keep their birds separated from wild ones. Commercial poultry and egg producers are on high alert to keep the viruses off their farms.

It’s all bad news for poultry exports -- with four key countries banning poultry and eggs from the U.S.

Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, said some poultry companies are losing as much as $500,000 in trade a week. He added that some chicken parts are worth way more outside the U.S. than in it -- like chicken feet.

“Companies are starting to send those to the rendering plant for two or three cents a pound instead of the 90 cents a pound that they were previously getting for them in China,” he said.

Sumner said it could take months or even years for trade to resume in some of these countries. And he said countries like China are already finding replacement imports.

The USDA says these particular bird flu strains are not harmful to humans.

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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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