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Fujian H5N2 Sioux 18 Iowa

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:46 am 
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For Immediate Release Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef

Monday, June 8, 2015 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)



ONE PROBABLE CASE OF HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA IN SIOUX COUNTY

CDC considers the risk to people to be low



DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Sioux County. The Department has quarantined the premise and once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds on the property will be humanely euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.



Sioux 18 – Flock that has a variety species and an estimated 3,800 birds that has experienced increased mortality. Initial testing showed it positive for H5 avian influenza. Additional confirmatory testing is pending from the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames.



As the Department receives final confirmations of the disease updated information will be posted to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website at http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/avianinfluenza.asp.



The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. No human infections with the virus have ever been detected and there is no food safety risk for consumers.





USDA Update



The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Incident Response team in Iowa reports that a contractor’s holding area is being relocated to Clay County property near Dickens, Iowa. The staging area allows for convenient and efficient staging of empty waste (or roll-off) containers and trucks to haul them. All containers and trucks are cleaned and disinfected before reaching the site. No waste materials from infected farms are held at the site.



Containers and trucks are decontaminated and washed before leaving an infected farm. After depositing loads at a landfill or the incinerator location at the Cherokee landfill, trucks and containers are cleaned and disinfected.



More than 50 loads of waste from affected sites were moved to the landfill or incinerator locations on Friday and Saturday. Empty containers were moved Sunday from a previous staging area in Sheldon to the new location on Sunday, June 7.



USDA has more than 1900 staff and contractors helping respond to the avian influenza situation in Iowa. All infected turkey flocks have been depopulated and 26.3 million infected commercial layers, representing 86 percent of the birds that have been affected, have been humanely euthanized.





Iowa agencies assist in response to Avian Influenza



The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Public Health (in conjunction with local public health officials), Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Iowa National Guard have all supported the response effort to this disease. The State Emergency Operations Center remains partially activated to ensure coordination of all state resources.





Background Information


The United States has the strongest Avian Influenza (AI) surveillance program in the world. As part of the existing USDA avian influenza response plans, Federal and State partners as well as industry are responding quickly and decisively to these outbreaks by following these five basic steps: 1) Quarantine – restricting movement of poultry and poultry-moving equipment into and out of the control area; 2) Eradicate – humanely euthanizing the affected flock(s); 3) Monitor region – testing wild and domestic birds in a broad area around the quarantine area; 4) Disinfect – kills the virus in the affected flock locations; and 5) Test – confirm that poultry farms in the area are free of the virus.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health are working directly with poultry workers at the affected facility to ensure proper precautions are being taken.

These virus strains can travel in wild birds without those birds appearing sick. People should avoid contact with sick/dead poultry or wildlife. If contact occurs, wash your hands with soap and water and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.



All bird owners, whether commercial producers or backyard flock owners, should continue to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact between their birds and wild birds, and report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to state/federal officials, either through their state veterinarian at 515-281-5321 or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.



Information will also be posted to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website at http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/avianinfluenza.asp.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:48 am 
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Cases in Iowa

SIOUX COUNTY 6/8/2015
SAC AND HAMILTON COUNTIES 6/3/2015
HAMILTON AND CLAY COUNTIES 6/2/2015
HAMILTON AND CALHOUN COUNTIES 6/1/2015
WRIGHT AND SAC COUNTIES 5/29/2015
HAMILTON COUNTY 5/28/2015
WRIGHT COUNTY 5/27/2015
WEBSTER AND ADAIR COUNTIES 5/26/2015
POCAHONTAS COUNTY 5/22/2015
BUENA VISTA COUNTY 5/21/2015
SAC AND CALHOUN COUNTIES 5/20/2015
BUENA VISTA AND SIOUX COUNTIES 5/19/2015
SAC AND SIOUX COUNTIES 5/18/2015
SIOUX AND PLYMOUTH COUNTIES 5/14/2015
SIOUX COUNTY 5/13/2015
BUENA VISTA, LYON AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES 5/12/2015
WRIGHT, BUENA VISTA, CHEROKEE, SAC AND PALO ALTO COUNTIES 5/8/2015
IN OSCEOLA AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES 5/7/2015
SIOUX AND O’BRIEN COUNTIES 5/6/2015
BUENA VISTA AND SIOUX COUNTIES 5/5/2015
BUENA VISTA, CHEROKEE AND WRIGHT COUNTIES 5/4/2015
SAC, POCAHONTAS, CHEROKEE AND MADISON COUNTIES 5/1/2015
BUENA VISTA, SIOUX AND CLAY COUNTIES 4/30/2015
BUENA VISTA AND KOSSUTH COUNTIES 4/29/2015
OSCEOLA, O’BRIEN AND SIOUX COUNTIES 4/27/2015
SAC COUNTY 4/23/2015
OSCEOLA COUNTY 4/20/2015
BUENA VISTA COUNTY 4/14/201
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Clean Up Has Begun


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HPAI Case Status in Iowa as of: 6/8/2015 - 4:00pm Total Poultry Affected: 29,138,815
Layer* 24,064,599
Infected Sites: 73 Pullet* 3,848,427
Confirmed: 62 Turkey* 1,206,164
Counties Impacted: 18 Hatchery* 18,791
Backyard Chickens* 779
*approximate Backyard Ducks* 55

County Poultry Species Number of Poultry Status
1 Buena Vista 1 Commercial Turkey 26,000 Confirmed
2 Sac 1 Commercial Turkey 33,919 Confirmed
3 Osceola 1 Commercial Layer 3,815,513 Confirmed
4 Sioux 1 Commercial Layer 1,603,864 Confirmed
5 Buena Vista 2 Commercial Turkey 40,800 Confirmed
6 O'Brien 1 Commercial Layer 240,237 Confirmed
7 O'Brien 2 Commercial Layer 98,039 Confirmed
8 Osceola 2 Commercial Pullet 257,848 Confirmed
9 Sioux 2 Commercial Layer 3,659,144 Confirmed
10 Buena Vista 3 Commercial Turkey 40,761 Confirmed
11 Buena Vista 4 Commercial Layer 59,295 Confirmed
12 Kossuth 1 Hatchery 18,791 Confirmed
13 Clay 1 Commercial Layer 93,000 Confirmed
14 Pocahontas 1 Commercial Turkey 16,726 Confirmed
15 Buena Vista 5 Commercial Layer 5,317,076 Confirmed
16 Buena Vista 6 Commercial Turkey 29,646 Confirmed
17 Sioux 3 Commercial Layer 165,174 Confirmed
18 Cherokee 1 Commercial Turkey 44,665 Confirmed
19 Sac 2 Commercial Turkey 42,632 Confirmed
20 Pocahontas 2 Commercial Turkey 32,876 Confirmed
21 Madison 1 Commercial Layer 1,495,561 Confirmed
22 Buena Vista 7 Commercial Turkey 100,000 Confirmed
23 Cherokee 2 Commercial Turkey 100,000 Confirmed
24 Wright 1 Commercial Layer 2,821,787 Confirmed
25 Buena Vista 8 Commercial Turkey 33,500 Confirmed
26 Buena Vista 9 Commercial Turkey 65,000 Confirmed
27 Buena Vista 11 Commercial Turkey 47,845 Confirmed
28 Cherokee 3 Commercial Turkey 45,000 Confirmed
29 Sioux 4 Commercial Layer 160,178 Confirmed
30 Sioux 5 Commercial Pullet 309,868 Confirmed
31 Sioux 6 Commercial Layer 182,267 Confirmed
32 Sioux 7 Commercial Pullet 80,998 Confirmed
33 O'Brien 3 Backyard Ducks 25 Confirmed
34 Sioux 8 Commercial Pullet 327,868 Confirmed
35 Sioux 9 Commercial Pullet 303,053 Confirmed
36 Sioux 10 Commercial Layer 574,934 Confirmed
37 Cherokee 4 Commercial Turkey 43,370 Confirmed
38 Osceola 3 Commercial Pullet 256,002 Confirmed
39 Wright 2 Commercial Layer 1,106,530 Confirmed
40 Wright 3 Commercial Pullet 809,048 Confirmed
41 Buena Vista 12 Commercial Turkey 35,383 Confirmed
42 Buena Vista 13 Commercial Turkey 33,939 Confirmed
43 Cherokee 5 Commercial Turkey 42,013 Confirmed
44 Sac 3 Commercial Turkey 35,219 Confirmed
45 Palo Alto 1 Commercial Turkey 38,878 Confirmed
46 Osceola 4 Backyard Chicken 747 Confirmed
47 Buena Vista 14 Commercial Pullet 903,742 Confirmed
48 Buena Vista 15 Commercial Turkey 26,815 Confirmed
49 Lyon 1 Commercial Layer 275,000 Confirmed
50 Plymouth 1 Commercial Pullet 100,000 Confirmed
51 Sioux 13 Commercial Layer 240,000 Confirmed
52 Sioux 14 Commercial Pullet 100,000 Confirmed
53 Sac 4 Commercial Turkey 43,438 Confirmed
54 Sac 5 Commercial Turkey 28,944 Confirmed
55 Buena Vista 16 Commercial Turkey 24,395 Probable
56 Sioux 15 Backyard Ducks 30 Confirmed
57 Sioux 16 Backyard Chicken 12 Confirmed
58 Sioux 17 Backyard Chicken 20 Probable
59 Sac 6 Commercial Turkey 24,000 Confirmed
60 Calhoun 1 Commercial Turkey 14,400 Confirmed
61 Adair 1 Commercial Layer 975,000 Confirmed
62 Webster 1 Commercial Layer 160,000 Confirmed
63 Wright 4 Commercial Layer 1,000,000 Confirmed
64 Hamilton 1 Commercial Turkey 17,000 Probable
65 Wright 5 Commercial Pullet 400,000 Probable
66 Sac 7 Commercial Turkey 42,000 Probable
67 Hamilton 2 Commercial Turkey 36,000 Probable
68 Calhoun 2 Commercial Turkey 21,000 Probable
69 Hamilton 3 Commercial Turkey 18,000 Probable
70 Clay 2 Commercial Pullet 1,100,000 Probable
71 Hamilton 4 Commercial Turkey 19,600 Probable
72 Sac 8 Commercial Turkey 40,000 Probable
73 Sioux 18 variety species 3,800 Probable
No Buena Vista 10, Sioux 11, or Sioux 12 (these were assigned, but test results were negative)

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Michigan finds H5N2 in wild geese; Iowa hit again
Filed Under: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
Robert Roos | News Editor | CIDRAP News | Jun 08, 2015

Goslings in a Detroit suburb tested positive for H5N2.
The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus H5N2 has been found in wild Canada geese in a Detroit suburb, marking its first detection in Michigan, and another poultry flock in Iowa has a probable outbreak, officials from the two states reported today.

In Michigan, three goslings that were collected last week in "a pretty urbanized area, near a mall" in Sterling Heights tested positive for the virus, Ed Golder, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), told CIDRAP News. He said the goslings were collected after some citizens noticed they were showing signs of neurologic illness, mainly head tremors and seizures. The city is on the north side of Detroit.

One of the goslings died after it was collected, and the other two were euthanized, Golder said. Samples tested positive at a University of Michigan laboratory in East Lansing, and the findings were confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, according to a press release from the Michigan DNR and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

Michigan is the 21st state to report a case of HPAI since December 2014 and the sixth state to detect the virus only in wild birds, the release said.

"While this is disappointing news that the H5N2 virus has been found in Michigan's free-ranging bird population, it was not unexpected given avian influenza has been found in a number of our neighboring states and Ontario," MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, MPP, said in the release. She stressed that avian flu has not been found in any domestic poultry in the state.

The H5N2 virus struck two turkey farms and one chicken farm in southern Ontario in April.

As part of their response to the find, Michigan authorities said they would change their regular program of relocating nuisance geese from southeastern Michigan to other parts of the state. Geese from Macomb County, home of Sterling Heights, and neighboring Oakland County will not be relocated.

Also, officials will step up avian flu surveillance in the two counties and increase biosecurity measures for contractors who relocate geese.

Iowa reports 73rd outbreak
Meanwhile, a mixed flock of 3,800 birds in Sioux County, Iowa, has tested positive for an H5 virus, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) reported today. Confirmatory testing by the NVSL is awaited.

The outbreak is the 18th for Sioux County, which is in northwestern Iowa.

About 29.1 million poultry, mostly chickens, have been affected by the H5N2 outbreaks at 73 sites in Iowa, according to the IDALS. The agency said today that all infected turkey flocks have been depopulated and that 26.3 million infected commercial layer chickens, representing 86% of the birds that have been affected, have been euthanized.

See also:

Jun 8 Michigan DNR-MDARD press release

Jun 8 IDALS press release

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