Rhiza Labs FluTracker Forum

The place to discuss the flu
It is currently Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:38 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:42 am
Posts: 56044
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Fujian H5N8 In female mallard in Lincoln County, Nevada.

_________________
www.twitter.com/hniman


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:42 am
Posts: 56044
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Nevada confirms avian flu case
David Jacobs, RGJ 6 p.m. PST January 30, 2015

A case of avian bird influenza is in Nevada, the state Department of Agriculture said Friday.

The infected bird was a female mallard found in Lincoln County on Jan. 23, the department said.

The bird was then taken to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, where it tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

"So far this is an isolated case," Nevada State Veterinarian Michael Greenlee said in a statement.

"If commercial poultry producers or bird owners are concerned about the possible spread to domestic foul, they need to take the proper steps to limit exposure," Greenlee said. "Prevent contact between their birds and wild birds."

This type of influenza is a virus that is highly contagious among birds and can be deadly to them, the department said.

"This strain (H5N8) has not been shown to cause any human infection," the department said in its statement.

Other details:

•The Nevada Department of Agriculture will be working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to monitor the situation.

•The same type of influenza was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in California

•Other cases were reported in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

"If you see a sick bird or an unusual bird death, contact officials immediately," the Nevada statement advises. "If contact occurs, wash hands with soap and water, and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds."

For concerns about sick or dying birds, the USDA's toll-free number is 1-866-536-7593.
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/01/3 ... e/22623565

_________________
www.twitter.com/hniman


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:42 am
Posts: 56044
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Dept. of Ag Says Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Found in Nevada

Posted: Jan 30, 2015 7:57 PM EST
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 7:57 PM EST



From the Nevada Department of Agriculture:

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) confirms the first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was found in Nevada. HPAI is a virus that is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. This strain (H5N8) has not been shown to cause any human infection.

The infected bird was a female mallard found in Lincoln County on January 23, 2015. The bird was then taken to the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory, where it tested positive for HPAI.

NDA will be working with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to monitor the situation. HPAI was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in California, other cases were reported in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

“So far this is an isolated case,” said Nevada State Veterinarian Michael Greenlee. “If commercial poultry producers or bird owners are concerned about the possible spread to domestic foul, they need to take the proper steps to limit exposure. Prevent contact between their birds and wild birds.”

If you see a sick bird or an unusual bird death, contact officials immediately. If contact occurs, wash hands with soap and water, and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.

HPAI would have significant economic impacts if detected in U.S. domestic poultry. Commercial poultry producers should follow strict biosecurity practices and raise their birds in very controlled environments.

Call USDA's toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593 if there is concern about sick or dying birds. Biosecurity practices for backyard flocks can be found at healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov.

From the Nevada Department of Agriculture

http://www.ktvn.com/story/27989473/dept ... -in-nevada

_________________
www.twitter.com/hniman


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:42 am
Posts: 56044
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Map update

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?auth ... IjI0Pz2tn8

_________________
www.twitter.com/hniman


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 71 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group